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Last tickets for the workshops on A.I. in production & IMF

Hey CTPiX family,

there are only two weeks left until we kick off Changing the Picture CTPiX18 Technology Conference on November 14 in Potsdam-Babelsberg. We are proud to announce two special highlights of this edition, brought to you by outstanding international experts in their field:
 

A hands-on workshop on Artificial Intelligence in film production with Deb Ray (Los Angeles)  

Artificial Intelligence can be useful in unburdening the process-heavy work in pre-production and making film budgets and schedules more efficient. This workshop is a hands-on demonstration of AI software from RivetAI that makes pre-production planning more efficient, and also augments storytelling through script visualization and dialogue generation.

A hands-on workshop on the business benefits of the delivery format IMF with Mark Harrison (London)

As content producers increasingly deliver more content to more markets in more languages and more formats, the spiraling complexity of workflows and scale of required storage is becoming a limitation to productivity. The Interoperable Master Format (IMF) promises to deliver significant efficiencies to content mastering, versioning and storage. This workshop is a hands-on exploration of the business benefits of IMF and the tools it provides.

Book your ticket right now and get one of the very few tickets for the workshops on November 15, 10:00 - 12:30. Your ticket is a 3 in 1 power pack and you’ll have access to three exciting program tracks on November 14 – 15:

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Blockchain-managed license, trading and sales / CTPiX18 / Nov 14 - 15

Hey CTPiX family,

the creators of Germany’s most popular science and documentary series Welt der Wunder made headlines this year with their plunge into the blockchain space. CEO and founder Hendrik Hey and his team at Welt der Wunder TV are developing a completely new blockchain-managed license, trading and sales platform as well as MILC, the platform's native cryptocurrency. Their aim is to connect international broadcasters, VOD and online video producers with a $500 billion global market of purchasers and advertisers, all while funding a series of innovative film projects.

Is this new venture an outlier in the world of German entertainment? Will their solution disrupt the current sales and distribution models for film and tv and help to fix a broken industry? Which challenges have they tackled so far, which risks do they expect to face in the years to come?

Find out in this case study why Welt der Wunder TV are betting everything on blockchain.

Hendrik Hey,  CEO and founder, Welt der Wunder TV

Hendrik was a producer for news, magazine-formats and documentaries before developing and presenting the groundbreaking science and documentary series Welt der Wunder (World of Wonders) on ProSieben. In 2013 Hendrik founded the broadcast network Welt der Wunder TV with free-to-air TV stations in Germany and Switzerland. Currently Hendrik is focusing on the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) for a blockchain-driven content trading platform for the global entertainment industry.

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A European answer to Netflix and Amazon Prime? / CTPiX18 / Nov 14 - 15

Hey CTPiX family,


we are wondering: is there a way for major European streaming services to challenge the dominant U.S. giants Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube? The time seems right to do so: recently we have seen a whole range of announcements from European video and broadcasting corporations to collaborate:

  • the BBC and ITV have created BritBox, a new subscription streaming service

  • ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery Channel have teamed up for 7TV, a new integrated streaming platform

  • France’s top three broadcasters France Télévisions, TF1 and M6 are building an OTT platform, named Salto.

Will they play a significant role in the big game of VoD? Do they stand a real chance to build real European champions? Can they establish an online audience and, more importantly, a successful business model?
 
Join us in this debate with some of the most innovative players from the current frontline in the streaming business. This panel will explore why Europe should (and will?) play a prime role in the streaming market.  
 
The panel will be preceded by a video welcoming address from Mariya Gabriel, the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society.
 

Soumya Sriraman, President, BritBox
Soumya is President of BritBox, a joint venture between BBC Studios, the commercial arm of the BBC, and ITV, the UK’s biggest commercial broadcaster. In this role, Soumya is responsible for the overall strategy and operation of BritBox, with a focus on bringing the best British content to the service through acquisitions, licensing, co-productions, and key partnerships.

Robert Amlung, Head of Digital Strategy, ZDF German Television
Robert is a news journalist with a background in technology. For 20 years and in various functions, his main challenge has been to help big traditional broadcaster to transition into the digital age. He founded ARD’s news website tagesschau.de in 1996, and ZDF’s on-demand video service ZDFmediathek in 2007. Robert has a special interest in the convergence of TV and the internet.

Alexandar Vassilev, CEO, 7TVAlexandar is CEO of 7TV, a joint venture between ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery Channel. The new platform aims to bring all favourite live, premium and sport video content under one roof and deliver an unparalleled user experience, while helping global and local content creators connect with their audiences. Most recently Alex was product manager for Google Search. At 7TV his ambition is to build an unrivaled direct-to-consumer brand.

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AI for storytelling in film / CTPiX18 / Nov 14 - 15

Hey CTPiX family,

do you think you could tell if the dialogues of a film or the entire script were written by an artificial intelligence (AI)? Most likely so - for now. But more and more tools aiming to streamline the creative and production processes in the film & TV industries are beeing infused with algorithms and machine learning - and we will soon loose the ability to distinguish between the works of humans and machines.

Will AI help or interfere with the creative process? Will scriptwriting algorithms create just variations of existing scripts (and stories) over and over, or can they open a groundbreaking new chapter in the history of storytelling? How will AI impact the way we write, produce, distribute and see films? Should we look forward to or fear the arrival of machines in something that is at the core of humanity: storytelling?

In this fire side chat, two frontrunners at the intersection of film and technology will discuss the future role of artificial intelligence for storytelling, scriptwriting and workflows.

Deb Ray, Founder and CEO of RivetAI
Deb has founded and runs RivetAI, an AI platform for content creators to augment storytelling and make production more efficient. Their products help producers to automate much of the pre-production process and scriptwriters by generating a visual representation of their story which shows how individual scenes affect the overall story. Deb is also a fund advisor and investor in technology startups.

Oscar Sharp, filmmaker, co-creator of the world's first AI screenwriter
Oscar is a BAFTA-nominated filmmaker. Together with technologist and AI researcher Ross Goodwin he co-created the world’s first AI screenwriter, which named itself Benjamin. Benjamin is a self-improving machine intelligence trained on human screenplays. In 2016, Sharp and Goodwin produced and directed „Sunspring“, the first film entirely written by their AI scriptwriter.

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„ALEXA: How will You change Our Industry?“

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„ALEXA: How will You change Our Industry?“

Hey CTPiX family,


Here at CTPiX we have a deep interest in how technology will advance the film & TV business. Smart voice recognition, search algorithms, recommendation engines and personalized content are just a few of the technologies and trends which will drastically change the media industry as we know it.

Will we talk to a TV set rather than operating a remote control? Will our mood and emotions be measured and inform the content we will be recommended and shown? Will content be produced just in time for individual audiences? Who will benefit and loose from such drastic changes?

We’re excited to hear from pioneers at the forefront of technology applications in film & TV how Alexa (and other voice assistants), home technologies and the Internet of Things will change the film & business.

Pete Thompson is Vice President of the Amazon Voice Service (AVS), which enables device makers to integrate Alexa directly into their products. Prior to Amazon, Pete built new businesses and products for a number of well-known brands, including HP, Microsoft, Sonos, T-Mobile and TiVo, and has served on the board of directors for several public companies, including E.W. Scripps and Sigma Designs.

Dr. Mark Harrison, managing director DPP
Mark has co-founded and leads the Digital Production Partnership (DPP). The DPP is the media industry’s international business change network, providing insight, technology change leadership and market opportunity for its 350 member companies. According to Mark, the most relevant technology for the TV industry will be a search (and recommendation) button with voice recognition.   

Dr. Tim Harris, CTO Mirriad  
Tim is the CTO of Mirriad, a video technology company delivering in-video advertising by naturally blending brand advertising into popular entertainment content. He is an experienced technology leader and systems architect and leads Mirriad’s R&D strategy and technology implementation. Tim has focused his career on evaluating the business value of technology. 

TECH REALLY MATTERS FOR FILM / TV BUSINESS - CTPiX18 explores how storytelling and audiovisual media production tools intertwine. Check out the program here! CTPiX18 is part of MediaTech Con, the major event of the MediaTech Hub Potsdam. It integrates CTPiX18 and VR NOW Con, a leading international conference on VR, as well as a vast program on MediaTech for industries beyond entertainment. 

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3 in 1 power pack / CTPiX18 / Nov 14 - 15

Hey CTPiX family,


our mission at CTPiX18 is to explore how storytelling and audiovisual media production tools intertwine. This year we do this as part of a bigger picture: CTPiX18 will be part of the MediaTech Con. Your ticket is therefore a 3 in 1 power pack and you’ll have access to three exciting program tracks on November 14 – 15, 2018:

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Overview / CTPiX18 / Nov 14 - 15

Hey CTPiX family,


are you also longing for cool insights about how technologies are shaping the production and distribution of content for TV, cinema and internet, the same way we do?

With an extensive 2-day program of conference, workshops, and structured networking opportunities.

The conference program features

  • an introductory keynote by a visionary practitioner in the Film / TV Business
  • an exploration of the impact of Smart Home Technologies and IoT on the Entertainment Industry
  • a fire side chat on the future role of Artificial Intelligence for Storytelling    
  • ignite talks on the latest Technologies shaping the Film / TV Business
  • a panel on the future of Non-Fiction
  • a debate on the European VoD answer to Netflix and Amazon Prime

By attending one of the four workshops you’ll be able to immerse yourself in

  • the Big Data strategy of European Broadcasters
  • Artificial Intelligence in film production
  • innovative solutions for companies in the European audio-visual industry
  • the broadcast and VoD delivery format IMF (Interoperable Master Format)

You should definitely consider attending if

  • you work across the film, television and digital production sectors
  • i.e. as a storyteller or producer, creative technologist or financier, broadcaster or distributor

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Early Bird Ticket // CHANGING THE PICTURE 2018

Hey CTPiX family,


we hope you´re enjoying a great summer and are as much looking forward to CHANGING THE PICTURE as we are!
We have visionary speakers in the line-up and will announce them in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, make sure to save the date and put CTPiX18 in your calendar.

  • The dates of CTPiX18 are Nov 14. – Nov 15. 2018, again located at the iconic Studio Babelsberg in Potsdam.
  • Haven´t booked your ticket yet? Need some extra ones for colleagues or friends?

Get your Early Bird Tickets now!

 

TECH REALLY MATTERS FOR FILM / TV BUSINESS - CTPiX18 explores how storytelling and audiovisual media production tools intertwine. Check out the program here! This major event of the MediaTech Hub Potsdam integrates CTPiX and VR NOW Con, a leading international conference on VR, as well as a vast program on MediaTech for industries beyond entertainment.

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SAVE THE DATE // Changing The Picture 2018

Hey CTPiX family,


Your conference CHANGING THE PICTURE (CTPiX) is back and you are the first we want to share some exciting news with:

  • The dates of CTPiX18 are Nov 14. – Nov 15. 2018, again located at the iconic Studio Babelsberg in Potsdam
  • CTPiX18 will be part of the MediaTech Con 2018.
    This major event of the MediaTech Hub Potsdam integrates CTPiX and VR Now, a leading international conference on VR, as well as a vast program on MediaTech for industries beyond entertainment.

CTPiX18 offers a unique opportunity to explore how technologies are shaping the production and distribution of content for TV, cinema and internet. This conference is especially for all working across the film, television and digital production sectors, i.e. as a storyteller or producer, creative technologist or financier, broadcaster or distributor.
 
Here are some of the topics CTPiX18 will focus on:

  • Smart Home Technologies and IoT for the Entertainment Industry
  • Artificial Intelligence for Storytelling and Production Workflows
  • The Future of Non-Fiction
  • The European answer to Netflix and Amazon

Check out our Program for Conference and Workshops here!

 

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