Lance Weiler 10/04/13

Lance Weiler, Thomas Allen Harris, Houston Howard and Jim Stewartson and Felicia Pride.

lance_WET_2Writer, director and experience designer Lance Weiler is best known for his role in helping to create the trailblazing film, The Last Broadcast.

What’s not as well known is:

  • He sits on two World Economic Forum steering committees one on the future of content creation and another on digital policy.
  • He is part of the Cinema Research Institute think tank on the future of film at NYU and teaches at Columbia University on the art, craft and business of storytelling in the 21st Century.
  • He founded the content creator resource The Workbook Project & network, the discovery and distribution film festival From Here to Awesome, and a complementary conference series, DIY Days.

Check out this awesome short video of Lance discussing the future of storytelling:

Thomas Allen Harris_WET

Thomas Allen Harris, founder and President of Chimpanzee Productions, is a company dedicated to producing unique audio-visual experiences that illuminate the Human Condition and the search for identity, family, and spirituality.

His company’s innovative and award-winning films have received critical acclaim at International film festivals around the world.

In addition, Harris’ videos and installations have been featured at prestigious museums and galleries around the world as well. Just the kind of person we need at the intersection of new and established media.

Check him out here talking about traditional media in transition:

Howard_WETAuthor of the upcoming book, Make Your Story Really Stinkin’ Big, Houston Howard is Transmedia’s sooth sayer.

His One3 Productions uses a 360° Storyweaving model to engage a new generation by telling timeless, relevant stories primed for the 21st century.

Check out his take on Transmedia below:

Felicia Pride_WETFelicia Pride is a creator, convener, and strategist at the intersection of storytelling, media, and technology. Her agency Pride Collaborative, recently co-developed the multimedia educational component for the PBS documentary Slavery by Another Name. Their latest project is StoriesLead, a catalyst for innovative storytelling that looks to nurture a community of innovators in Washington, D.C., and beyond.

Jim-Stewartson_headshot_WETTransmedia veteran Jim Stewartson is the founder and CEO of Rides.tv., an Emmy Award-winning platform that provides tools, infrastructure, distribution and playback for synchronized multi-screen content.

Previous to Rides.tv, Jim was a part of Fourth Wall Studios, 42 Entertainment and Shout Interactive.

 

Check out this interview of Stewartson by New Media Rockstars:

Lance Weiler photo by Raffi Asdourian 

Houston Howard photo by Creatasphere 

Felicia Pride photo by David Shankbone 


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