Pixel Lab 2012
July > October 2012
Application deadline: April 6. You can download and fill out a Pixel Lab application form here.
A unique, four-month European business development course bringing together experienced media professionals from different disciplines and industries – film, broadcast, online, mobile, gaming, advertising – The Pixel Lab is designed to increase competitiveness in the international marketplace, advance business acumen and create new collaborative and networking opportunities for participants through focused, project-driven work.
Pixel Lab is designed for European media professionals with a strong track record in their particular sector. We will select up to 20 producers with a project that has cross-media potential (fiction and/or non-fiction), and 20 media professionals (producers and other professionals) without a project. All participants attend a six-day residential workshop in Germany in July 2012, with a further two stages for producers attending with a project:
- 1 – 7 July 2012: Residential Workshop at the 4* Resort Schwielowsee, Potsdam, Germany for all participants
- July – September 2012: Distance mentoring via email and Skype for producers attending with a project
- 15 – 18 October 2012 (tbc): London Workshop 2 for producers attending with a project
A maximum of 40 participants will be divided into four groups headed by a Group Leader, who will be an active international cross-media specialist. Each project producer is partnered with another professional from a different but complementary skillset relevant to the producer’s project, to work together over the course of the week. Teaching is through a mixture of lectures which include indepth talks, project case study presentations and panels; focused project group work with and without experts; one-to-one meetings.
In addition, producers attending the Lab with a project receive distance mentoring over the summer from Power to the Pixel heads, Liz Rosenthal and Tishna Molla focusing on the project’s next stages. Producers come to London in mid-October 2012 for the final stages of the Lab where they will receive pitch presentation training from an industry expert, attend Power to the Pixel’s internationally renowned Cross-Media Forum, culminating in project presentations to select invited industry guests and an afternoon of business meetings.
You can download and fill out a Pixel Lab application form here.