CFC Media Lab Presents: YouTube – Storytelling & Distribution Platform

As part of World Wide Shorts Film Festival, the CFC Media Lab is presenting an amazing panel, and you are invited to attend it!

More than just cat videos and double rainbows, YouTube presents opportunities for interactive storytelling and new models for distribution that give you the power to connect with your audience directly.  Learn how to re-imagine your distribution strategy and get more views for your films.

This panel will look at the following themes:

  • Case studies of the Staten Island PS 22 choir; 27 million hits on YouTube
  • Interactive stories on YouTube
  • How emerging talent is using YouTube for audience sourcing and as a new model for distribution and audience participation/generation.

When: Saturday June 4 2011, 10am-11:30am

Where: Victoria College, Room 215

Tickets: Available at the festival box office at Victoria College.  Box Office: 416 929 2232

Special Offer: Alumni of the CFC Media Lab get in for FREE!  Email to be added to the guest list.

Moderator: Jacqueline Nuwame, Sr Training Programs Manager of CFC Media Lab

Jacqueline Nuwame is currently Senior Training Programs Manager, at the CFC Media Lab, overseeing the Telus IAEP training program, working with industry partners on strategic relationships on numerous special projects and national training activities. With her company Eventide Media she is in development on three documentaries, most notably The Hanging of Angelique, based on the novel by Afua Cooper. With her company she has worked as a consultant with several Canadian production companies and convergent projects such as Direct Current’s website. In the past, she was the Director of Communications at DECODE Entertainment Inc., in Toronto. She has an award-winning portfolio of work ranging in both television and multimedia, and has an array of experience in entertainment production, new media, marketing, and corporate communications.

Davin Lengyel: Web Series Producer, Pur Pwnage

Davin Trent Lengyel is a Toronto-based television and New Media producer. He is currently Co-Producer for the world-famous television series Pure Pwnage and is preparing to release his own indie series Brotherhood of Leet. Holds a degree in Engineering, Math, Education and was called to the bar in Ontario. Creator of internet series Brotherhood of Leet. Producer of internet series Pro at Cooking. Co-producer of Gemini Award nominated television series Pure Pwnage. Co-founder of online marketplace Ethical Ocean and music app

Yenie Ra: Strategic Partnership Development Manager, YouTube

Prior to joining YouTube in 2008, Yenie worked in the music industry at Zeitgeist Artist Management, a boutique artist management company located in SF.   Yenie’s clients included: Death Cab for Cutie, Postal Service, Feist (at the time), Bob Mould (of Husker Du), Matt Nathanson, She and Him.  She worked there from 2005-2008, and was the day-to-day manager for Death Cab, Postal Service, Bob Mould and She and Him.

At YouTube, she worked as part of the team that built the YouTube Partner Program–notable YouTube stars/partners include Fred, Smosh, Nalts, Khan Academy, Rebecca Black.  In 2010, she transitioned from that team to the Business Development team, where she is currently spearheading the Indie Music space efforts on the site.

Josh Raskin: Filmmaker