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McCarren Park Part II: Hipster Dinos, Transmedia, and How to Get Noticed Without Paying For It

 

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McCarren Park Part II: Hipster Dinos, Transmedia, and How to Get Noticed Without Paying For It


Please Note: This event has been moved to the Howard Gilman Theater.

"Nothing ruins a good party like a Velociraptor attack and when a group of urban hipsters gets caught up in a whirlwind of Mesozoic fury, it’ll take more than PBR and vinyl records to get them out alive."

The means of creating new stories and distributing them have never been more available to so many people. For most, these techniques mean making something, instead of never making anything at all.  In this session, a selection of scenes in the second half of the film McCarren Park—an interactive, educational transmedia experience available on phones, the internet, and via a card game - will be combined with lessons on how to expand your story and get noticed without a huge studio infrastructure. Once you have your story together, how do you choose platforms to expand it? What are the benefits of expanding your story versus adapting footage and scenes to new spaces? What are the benefits of working on multiple platforms with a limited budget? Presenters include Caitlin Burns (Starlight Runner/McCarren Park).

Caitlin Burns (Co-Producer)

A Transmedia Producer with Starlight Runner Entertainment, Caitlin Burns creates and influences fictional universes that are familiar to millions worldwide. Building on a background of Theatrical and Event Production she has worked on Pirates of the Caribbean, and Tron Legacy for Disney, James Cameron’s Avatar, Halo for Microsoft, The Happiness Factory for Coca-Cola, Men in Black for Sony Pictures and Transformers for Hasbro. She has also worked with Showtime, Nickelodeon, Scholastic, Nelvana, and Wieden+Kennedy.  She is on the Board of the Producer’s Guild of America’s New Media Council and the Advisory Board the Tribeca New Media Fund. She is currently working on a slate that includes major motion pictures, documentary feature films and television shows in the United States, Italy, Mexico, Canada and Brazil.

Steele Tyler Filipek (Co-Producer)

Steele Tyler Filipek is an award-winning writer of screenplays, video games, stageplays, comic books, children's books, and short stories. In addition, he has produced transmedia content for such companies as Microsoft, Hasbro, Sony, and Disney in his role as Senior Writer and Lead Editor at Starlight Runner Entertainment.

Series: NYFF50: Convergence

Venue: Francesca Beale Theater

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