Overview of The Media Festival 2010

The Media Festival is an industry conference and networking event for everyone working across digital media and grappling with the rapid pace of industry change. Launched in 2008 it has featured some of the most exciting names in media, including Erik Huggers, Controller Future Media and Technology, BBC, Daniel Ek, Founder, Spotify, Thomas Gensemer, Founder, Blue State Digital, Dawn Airey, CEO, Five and many more.

The Media Festival attracts hundreds of delegates from across music, TV, film, games, mobile, online and technology including firms such as Sky, Sony Music, Red Bull, Ogilvy, Channel 4, EMI, Lime Pictures, Disney, Google, Comic Relief, Ragdoll, MCFC, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, BBC and many more.

The Media Festival takes place in Manchester over 2.5 days, and features keynotes, panels, workshops, networking events and fun!

The Media Festival is the only event that addresses the creative and commercial realities faced by the digital content industries covering games, music, TV, film, mobile, online and beyond. Now in its third year, it aims to debunk digital myths, demystify digital business models and develop new ways of working, new collaborations and new approaches to the business of content creation and distribution.

The Media Festival is delighted to welcome new Festival Chair Julie Meyer. Julie is founder and CEO of Ariadne Capital, a specialist technology investment and advisory firm, backing entrepreneurs across the digital media and technology space. She brings a wealth of experience, having co-founded legendary entrepreneur networking forum First Tuesday, and heads a new advisory committee comprising some of the most dynamic media executives around, including:

Feargal Sharkey, CEO, UK Music
Dan Hon, Founder, Six to Start
Peter Smith, President, NBC Universal International
Adrian van Klaveren, Controller, BBC Radio Five Live
Tom Thirlwall, CEO, Big Balls Films
We look forward to a fresh new Media Festival for 2010, incorporating the best of what has gone before, and a raft of new elements.

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