2011 Edition of CITIA's Forum Blanc in January

2 and half days of information, training, reflection and discussions between professionals for a complete overview of all animation and cross-media issues.

Event dedicated to animation and cross-media for industry professionals 2nd edition from 12th to 14th January 2011 - Le Grand Bornand / Annecy (France) Presented by CITIA, organiser of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market (Mifa)

The concept

2 and a half days of information, training, reflection and discussions between professionals for a complete overview of all animation and cross-media issues.

The programme

Le Forum Blanc gives professionals from animation, video games, broadcasting, new interactive services and mobile phones the possibility to find out all the current aspects concerning animation and cross-media, from writing to broadcasting, funding, production and legal issues. This second edition will be giving the floor to such speakers as Julien Borde, Head of Children and Youth programming at France Télévisions; Jo Twist, Commissioning Editor at Channel 4; Joël Ronez, Head of Internet at Arte and Orion Ross, Vice President of Development for Original series at Disney, who will be talking about the vision and the role the historic model of broadcasting is playing in the developments of cross and transmedia. Miles Bullough, Head of Broadcast and Development at Aardman Animations and Antony Roux, Artistic Director at Ankama will be sharing their experience and talking about the strategies in their respective companies. Monique Simard, Managing Director of the French programme at the National Film Board of Canada and Canadian Producer, Sylvain Viau, will be giving their viewpoints and talking about new incentives in Canada. These sessions will also be complemented by French or international case studies from the animation or related sectors, covering all the creative, financial and legal angles of the production chain of cross-media projects.

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