From mobile apps to innovative transmedia propositions and interactive media, digital media contributes £20.6 million to the North East economy.
NFM has invested in a range of innovative digital media initiatives and has funded talent development initiatives with key industry partners. These include @North, which helped Newcastle-based agency TH_NK to secure a debut interactive media commission from CBBC and Big Business, Big Society - a £50k search for digital business models around the Big Society concept.
Northern Film & Media continues to bring key digital decision makers to the North East through regular events. Recent speakers include transmedia pioneer Lance Weiler, Holler founder James Kirkham, ex-Endemol digital media boss Peter Cowley, Hilary Perkins, Multiplatform Commissioning Editor for Drama at Channel Four, Matt Locke Founder of Storythings, Naomi Alderman, Thomas Benski CEO of Pulse Films and Peter Gerard MD of Distrify. Click here to visit our event pages and find out who we have coming up over the next year.
NFM is currently running Create Innovate a web resource and digital development programme designed to support filmmakers as they explore the commercial and creative potential of their feature film story worlds online.