Transmedia, Hollywood 2 Video Re-Cap

By Reign on

Opening Comments from Denise Mann

Opening Comments from Henry Jenkins

Panel #1: “Come Out 2 Play: Designing Virtual Worlds–From Screens to Theme Parks and Beyond”

Moderator: Denise Mann

Panelists:

  • Scott Bukatan, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies, Stanford University (Matters of
    Gravity: Special Effects and Supermen in the 20th Century)
  • Rick Carter, Production Designer (Suckerpunch, Avatar, A.I.)
  • Dylan Cole, Art Director (Avatar, Alice in Wonderland, Tron: Legacy)
  • Thierry Coup, SVP, Universal Creative (Wizarding World of Harry Potter, King Kong 3D)
  • Craig Hanna, Thinkwell Design (Wizarding World, Ski Dubai, Coney Island)
  • Angela Ndalianis, Associate Professor and Head of the Cinema Studies Program at the University of Melbourne, Australia (Neo-Baroque Aesthetics and Contemporary Entertainment)
  • Bruce Vaughn, Chief Creative Executive, Disney Imagineering (Tron, Pirates of the Caribbean, Toy Story)

Panel #2: “We’re Looking for Characters: Designing Personalities Who Play Across Platforms”

Moderator: Henry Jenkins

Panelists:

  • Francesca Coppa, Director of Film Studies and Associate Professor of English, Muhlenberg College; Member of the Board of Directors, Organization for Transformative Works
  • Geoffrey Long, Program Manager, Entertainment Platforms, Microsoft
  • Alisa Perren, Assistant Professor, Georgia State University
  • Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson, Writers/Executive Producers, Smallville

Panel #3: “Game On!: Intelligent Designs or Fan Aggregators?”

Moderator: Denise Mann

Panelists:

  • Steven S. DeKnight, EP/Creator/Showrunner (Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Viva Laughlin!)
  • Jeph Loeb, Executive Vice President (Head of Television), Marvel Entertainment
  • Craig Reyna, Disney Interactive Studios Marketing (Epic Mickey, Tron, Club Penguin)
  • Avi Santo, Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University (Co-creator of Flow: A Critical Forum on Television and New Media and of MediaCommons: A Digital Scholarly Network)
  • Matt Wolf, ARG/Game Designer, Double 2.0 (The Fallen ARG, Bourne Identity game)

Panel #4: “It’s About Time!: Structuring Transmedia Narratives”

Moderator: Henry Jenkins

Panelists:

  • Caitlin Burns, Transmedia Producer, Starlight Runner Entertainment
  • Abigail De Kosnik, Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley (Co-Editor, The Survival of the Soap Opera: Strategies for a New Media Era; Illegitimate Media: Minority Discourse and the Censorship of Digital Remix)
  • Jane Espenson, Writer/Executive Producer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, Torchwood
  • John Platt, Co-Executive Producer, Big Brother, The Surreal Life
  • Tracey Robertson, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Hoodlum
  • Lance Weiler, Founder, Wordbook Project

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