CEO & Founder, Power to the Pixel Programmer , Venice Virtual Reality, Venice International Film Festival
An early advocate and pioneer of interactive and immersive storytelling, new media business models and audience engagement. Liz is founder & CEO of Power the Pixel, an organisation helping international media businesses and creatives adapt to stay relevant to digital change and changing audiences.
Liz advises organisations on innovation strategies and helps creators and businesses to ideate, finance and distribute stories that engage connected audiences. She is an expert in devising innovation-centred development labs, markets & programmes around interactive storytelling and VR. Liz has advised many international media organisations, including national and regional funds, leading international festivals, production companies and commissioners on innovation strategy, funding programmes and project strategy She is currently programmer for Venice International Film Festival's new VR competition section and Venice Production Bridge Finance Market.
She is invited regularly to speak and moderate at international conferences, film festivals, markets and lecture/mentor at leading media training programmes including: Berlin, Cannes, Hong Kong, Dubai, London, Screen International Conferences and TEDx Transmedia, EAVE and BAFTA. She set up and ran the UK office for Next Wave Films (a Santa Monica based company of the Independent Film Channel US) from 1998 to 2002. Next Wave Films was a pioneer in the production, finance and sales of low budget features and digital filmmaking. Their award winning films include Christopher Nolan's Following (Winner: Tiger Award, Rotterdam 1999, Silver Hitchcock, Dinard 1999), Joe Carnahan's Blood, Guts, Bullets & Octane, Kate Davis' Southern Comfort (Grand Jury Prize, Sundance 2001), Amir Bar-Lev's Fighter (Best Documentary, Karlovy Vary 2000), Josh Aronson's Sound and Fury (Grand Jury Prize, Sundance 2000, Academy Award nomination 2001).
Liz is a member of BAFTA, the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the RSA and a director of the board of The Space (BBC & Arts Council England commisoning fund for digital arts projects) and on the advisory board of Immerse UK, the leading immersive technology group in the UK.
Official website: http://www.powertothepixel.com/