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Media That Matters 2011: Storytelling across Platforms

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This year's theme, "Storytelling across Platforms," focuses on today's evolving media world in which publics can engage with creative projects across platforms such as radio, the web and mobile devices, as well as film and TV.  Look out for our 2011 rapporteur's report and other post-conference materials!

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Conference Details

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New this year! Fair Use Workshop, Thursday, February 10, 2:30pm


Fair use--the right to use copyrighted material without permission or payment, under some fair usecircumstances, has saved many filmmakers money, without jeopardizing their own royalties. How does it work? Spend an afternoon learning how to make a fair use decision without a lawyer; finding out the latest news on employing fair use, and on DMCA exemptions that allow you to break encryption on a DVD; and testing out your fair use talents. Led by Patricia Aufderheide and Peter Jaszi, with CSM Grad Fellow Katie Bieze.



Location: Katzen Arts Center, American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016

Thursday, February 10, 2011

2:30pm Fair Use Workshop

4:30pm Conference check-in and registration open

5:30pm Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker: Katy Chevigny, Co-founder and Senior Director of Arts Engine; Producer, Pushing the Elephant

7:30pm Light Dinner Reception


Friday, February 11, 2011

9:00am Conference check-in and registration open; Coffee and Bagels

9:45am Welcome and Introduction

10:05am Mini-module: Impact assessment with Jessica Clark, CSM Research Director

10:15am Panel 1

How documentary filmmakers are producing media across platforms

Moderator: Nonny de la Pena, Transmedia Producer; Senior Research Fellow, Immersive Journalism, USC Annenberg

Panelist: Luisa Dantas, Director/Producer/Editor, Land of Opportunity

Panelist: Roland Legiardi-Laura, Director/Producer, To Be Heard

Panelist: Jacqueline Olive, Director and Multimedia Producer, Always in Season

11:45am Announcements and Shout-outs

12:00pm Lunch (boxed lunches provided)

1:00pm Raffle

1:05pm Special Presentation

Ethical dilemmas in environmental and wildlife filmmaking by Chris Palmer, author of Shooting In the Wild, Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking, American University

1:30pm Panel 2

Collaboration: Models for recruiting people to paint the fence

Moderator: Jennifer MacArthur, Director of Television and Digital Media Engagement, National Center for Media Engagement

Panelist: Amanda Hirsch, Media Strategist and Writer

Panelist: Dean Hamer, Director, Out in the Silence; Strategist, Qwaves Outreach Partners

Panelist: Leah Mahan, Documentary Film Producer, Turkey Creek, Coordinator, Bridge the Gulf

2:45pm Networking Break

3:15pm Panel 3

Radio: What can we learn from innovations in radio storytelling

Moderator: Jacquie Jones, Executive Director, National Black Programming Consortium

Panelist: Michael Garofalo, Senior Producer, StoryCorps

Panelist: Al Letson, Host, State of the Re:Union

Panelist: Glynn Washington, Host, Snap Judgment

4:45pm Closing Reception

Accommodations and Directions

Georgetown Holiday Inn  (be sure to mention you're part of the conference at American University for a reduced rate)

Days Inn 

Directions to American University 

Campus Map  (Katzen Arts Center located on corner of Nebraska and Massachusetts)



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