Creative Europe Slate Funding was awarded to Rovio for 4 projects submitted in February of this year. It’s very exciting news for me as it supports the development of a couple original new properties I conceived. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into these projects!
I thoroughly enjoyed the Cartoon 360 experience this year, where I was asked to be an ‘expert advisor’ on several project pitches. I’m not sure if I was an expert (!) but I thoroughly enjoyed helping people understand how to develop 360 transmedia strategies behind their IPs. Through this I also became very aware how much my experiences at Rovio have given me a unique insight on the subject.
Cinekid is a fabulous show where professionals and kids gather at one event: one section is for children’s media professionals, and another is a public place for kids to experience the latest high end technologies in children’s entertainment. For those working in children’s media, there’s nothing better than being surrounded by your audience, watching them intently!
I was honored that Cinekid asked me to be the Keynote Speaker. The lively audience responded well to an insider view of how we developed the popular Angry Birds games into Animation.