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Wednesday, November 14
 

10:45am

ALEXA, how will you change our industry?
Panel on IoT & smart home tech for the entertainment 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.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Harrison

Mark Harrison

Managing Director (CTPiX Speaker), Digital Production Partnership (DPP)
Mark Harrison was an historian before becoming a freelance film director. He won many awards, including an International Emmy. He became BBC Head of Arts in 2001, and then Head of Multiplatform, Controller of Production, and Director of Transformation. Mark is now Managing Director... Read More →
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Phil McLauchlan

Chief Science Officer (CTPiX Speaker), Mirriad
Through the 1990s Phil was a computer vision researcher at the industry’s foremost research groups. In 2000 he co-founded Imagineer Systems, winning a Sci-Tech Academy Award in 2013 as lead developer of the Mocha visual effects software. His work has focused on products and applications... Read More →
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Pete Thompson

VP Alexa Voice Services (CTPiX Speaker), Amazon
Pete Thompson is Vice President of the Alexa Voice Services (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... Read More →


Wednesday November 14, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Stage 2

12:00pm

AI for storytelling and film: scriptwriting and workflows
Fireside Chat on the future role of Artificial Intelligence for Storytelling. 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.

Speakers
avatar for Deb Ray

Deb Ray

Founder and CEO (CTPiX Speaker), RivetAI Inc.
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... Read More →
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Oscar Sharp

Director / Filmmaker (CTPiX Speaker)
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... Read More →


Wednesday November 14, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stage 2

2:00pm

SPEED TECHING
Eight Ignite Talks on the latest Tech for the Film and TV Business. 
Short and concise - that's how companies and entrepreneurs will be presenting the latest technologies for film and TV. They include Clappy (Tallinn, Estonia), Makropol (Copenhagen, Denmark), Anomalia (Prague, Czech Republic), Merfilm (Bergen, Norway), the Digital Production Partnership (DPP, London) and Dropbox. Enjoy the stage powered by creative Tech!

Wednesday November 14, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Stage 2

3:15pm

Non-Fiction Futures: Documentary production, distribution and marketing at the cutting-edge
Discussion about the future of Non-Fiction. International documentary film experts come together to discuss the future of producing and distributing non-fiction films, as shaped by competitive online platforms, innovative technologies, new modes of participation and collaboration with audiences, as well as emerging markets around the world.

Speakers
avatar for Christian Beetz

Christian Beetz

CEO (CTPiX Speaker), gebrueder beetz filmproduktion
Christian Beetz and his production company gebrueder beetz filmproduktion range among the most important independent documentary producers in Germany. The productions, which focus on topics relating to politics, society and culture, won numerous awards (e.g. Grimme-Award, Cinema for... Read More →
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Esther van Messel

CEO (CTPiX Speaker), First Hand Films
Esther van Messel, born 1965 in Vienna, lives in Switzerland and holds a Bachelor's degree in film & television production and in history from the University of Tel Aviv. In 1990, she joined Warner Bros. Israel and became Head of Distribution. From 1992 she produced international... Read More →
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Marcus Vetter

Director, Producer, Commission Editor (CTPiX Speaker)
Marcus Vetter (born 1967) graduated in Economics and Media Theory and Practice. Since 1994 he has been working as a commissioning editor, producer and director. His films have received attention at national and international filmfestivals and won numerous awards, among which are 3... Read More →


Wednesday November 14, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Stage 2

4:45pm

Make Europe Prime again?
Debating the European answer to Netflix and Amazon Prime. BBC and ITV joining forces to create new subscription streaming service BRITBOX. ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery Channel launching Germany’s biggest streaming platform. The three leading French broadcasters are unveiling a joint online video platform as well. Will these platforms have the power to adress the dominance of Netflix and Amazon Prime? Or do we need concerted European initiatives to play a role in the „big game“ of VoD? Some of the most relevant VoD platforms will debate this very topical question.

Speakers
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Robert Amlung

Head of Digital Strategy (CTPiX Speaker), ZDF
Robert Amlung is a journalist and Head of Digital Strategy at ZDF German Television. His main topic is the convergence of media and its consequences for content, distribution, workflows and business models. This involves questions regarding the future of journalism, systemic change... Read More →
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Prof. Annabelle Gawer

Director of CoDE, the Centre for Digital Economy (MTCon + CTPiX Speaker), University of Surrey
An award-winning researcher, author, and educator, Professor Annabelle Gawer is an expert on digital platforms such as Google and Facebook, and on platform-based innovative business ecosystems.Highly-cited author of two books (Platform Leadership, and Platform, Markets and Innova... Read More →
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Audrius Perkauskas

Deputy Head of DG Connect (CTPiX Speaker), European Commission
Audrius Perkauskas is deputy head of unit “Audiovisual and Media Services Policy” at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CONNECT). During his 13 years at the Commission and DG Connect, Audrius Perkauskas has acquired... Read More →
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Soumya Sriraman

President (CTPiX Speaker), BritBox LLC.
In February, 2017, Soumya Sriraman was appointed North America President, BritBox, a joint venture between BBC Studios, the commercial arm of BBC, and ITV, the UK's biggest commercial broadcaster. Sriraman is responsible for the overall strategy and operation of BritBox, with a focus... Read More →
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Alexandar Vassilev

CEO (CTPiX Speaker), 7TV
Alex Vassilev is the CEO of 7TV, a joint venture between ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE and Discovery, Inc focused on building the next generation OTT streaming service in Germany. The new platform aims to bring all favourite live, premium and sport video content under one roof and deliver... Read More →


Wednesday November 14, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Stage 2

6:00pm

From Science Docs to Cryptocurrency: Welt der Wunder TV's Bold Blockchain Venture
The creators of Germany’s most-loved science and documentary series Welt der Wunder made headlines this year with their plunge into blockchain. Lead by CEO and Founder Hendrik Hey, Welt der Wunder TV are developing a blockchain-managed license, trading and sales platform and MILC, their own 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, or will they be the first of a wave of blockchain disruptors seeking 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 why Welt der Wunder TV are betting everything on blockchain in this final case study.

Speakers
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Hendrik Hey

CEO (CTPiX Speaker), Welt der Wunder TV
Hendrik Hey is a journalist, presenter and moderator, and the founder and CEO of MILC (Welt der Wunder), of which he is also a majority shareholder. Hendrik began his career broadcast journalism since 1987, specialising in national news and politics reporting and serving as producer... Read More →


Wednesday November 14, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Stage 2
 
Thursday, November 15
 

10:00am

Artificial Intelligence in Filmproduction
Limited Capacity full
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Workshop on Artificial Intelligence with useful and practical examples
Artificial Intelligence can be useful in unburdening the process-heavy work in pre-production and making film budgets and schedules more efficient. In this workshop, we will offer 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.
Pre-production:
The pre-production stage starts with a script breakdown. Natural Language Processing (NLP), trained on specific datasets, extracts all of the details pertinent to film producers, such as props and shooting locations. A grueling process that typically takes several weeks is cut down to a few minutes with 90% human-level accuracy. Once the elements in each scene are extracted, algorithms and rule-sets can be employed to estimate fairly detailed budget estimates for production. The scheduling process alone—figuring out cast and location availability, cost constraints, and even weather—can lead to millions or billions of combinations to find the optimal timing. This is where AI, compared to manual, heuristics-based ways, can achieve at least 10-15% fewer inefficiencies, translating to significant cost and time savings for productions.
Storytelling:
From a script, a graphical visualization depicting the characters, their interactions and sentiments can be generated. Algorithms are used to analyze character development in a given script and identify plot holes and find continuity gaps at a glance. This is especially valuable for TV series that run multiple seasons, or interactive story lines.
We will also demo how AI is generating its own character dialog by utilizing context and producing more meaningful interactions, including humorous exchanges. We will show how this was used in two recently produced short films where the scripts and dialogues were AI written. AI-generated dialogues brings certain randomness into the process and can help writers and producers explore new creative avenues.    

Speakers
avatar for Deb Ray

Deb Ray

Founder and CEO (CTPiX Speaker), RivetAI Inc.
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... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 10:00am - 12:30pm
Film University Babelsberg Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 11, 14482 Potsdam, Deutschland

10:00am

The business benefits of IMF
Limited Capacity seats available

As content producers increasingly deliver more content to more markets in more languages and more formats, the spiralling complexity of workflows and scale of storage required is becoming a limitation to productivity. The Interoperable Master Format (IMF) promises to deliver significant efficiencies to content mastering, versioning and storage. The DPP and SMPTE recently published TPS 2121:2018 IMF Application ProRes (DPP), delivering an IMF specification tailored to the needs of broadcasters and online content providers, and the DPP is now working with producers, distributors and technology vendors to deliver successful implementations. Join Mark and Rowan to learn about the business benefits that IMF brings, the tools it provides to enable those benefits, and to reflect on where we are in the industry's journey to realising them.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Harrison

Mark Harrison

Managing Director (CTPiX Speaker), Digital Production Partnership (DPP)
Mark Harrison was an historian before becoming a freelance film director. He won many awards, including an International Emmy. He became BBC Head of Arts in 2001, and then Head of Multiplatform, Controller of Production, and Director of Transformation. Mark is now Managing Director... Read More →
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Rowan de Pomerai

Head of Delivery & Growth (CTPiX Speaker), Digital Production Partnership (DPP)
Rowan de Pomerai began his career at the BBC, working on projects such as file delivery, automated QC, and the BBC’s first HD channel. He was technology lead for ITV’s Production Modernisation programme, delivering workflow efficiencies to the UK’s largest commercial production... Read More →


11:30am

Partner Event: dwerft2 - introduction of the R&D project
Limited Capacity seats available

dwerft2 is one of the major R&D projects for Future Media Technologies in Germany. The vision of dwerft is to link the whole production and distribution value chain for content in the media business by semantical cross-linking of metadata - the Linked media data cloud (lmdc). These solutions are based on algorithms and AI for picture and speech recognition, blockchain for accounting services, file-based media cloud workflows, automated subtitling services for cross media distribution, media productions tools as well as smart interfaces for archives and editorial databases. At Mediatech Con 2018 Angelika Hörth (DRA) and Mark Guelbahar (IRT) will be introducing the project, answering questions and looking for potential cooperative ventures.
                                                       
    

Thursday November 15, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
DRA Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 20, 14482 Potsdam