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New Media: Film Society of Lincoln Center, StoryCode and Kill Screen Mag Present Story Hackathon

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood April 18, 2012 at 1:05PM

Jumping into multi-platform media programming, on April 28th, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and partners StoryCode and Kill Screen Magazine will host the first "Story Hackathon." This 24-hour event will challenge participants to design a cohesive narrative that spans three or more technology platforms to execute a single story.
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FSLC Future of Entertainment Panel
FSLC Future of Entertainment Panel

Jumping into multi-platform media programming, on April 28th, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and partners  StoryCode  and Kill Screen Magazine will host the first "Story Hackathon." This 24-hour event will challenge participants to design a cohesive narrative that spans three or more technology platforms to execute a single story. 

This new partnership, the brain child of FSLC's executive director Rose Kuo and digital strategist Eugene Hernandez, seeks to change the way we think about the relationship between technology and narrative.  StoryCode is a nonprofit organization that actively organizes New York-based transmedia producers; Kill Screen is a video game, arts and culture company.  The Film Society wants to be "a key participant in the ongoing discussion on how the evolution of technology has changed the way we convey and consume narrative."

The "Story Hackathon" team will curate and host regular events in the Film Society's Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, which streams its Transmedia panels and makes them available at FilmLinc.com. The partners want to provide a forum for filmmakers who want to engage their audiences in new ways, like social media, mobile platforms, or other digital efforts.

More information at hack.storycode.org.

Upcoming FSLC Convergence events listed below:

Tuesday April 24, 2012
StoryForum: Jay Bennett of Smoke Bomb
    
Saturday April 28-29, 2012
Story Hack Beta – Cross Platform Storytelling competition
    
Tuesday May 8, 2012
Story Code Immersion: A Creators Guide to Process – the various steps in creating software and working with developers
    
Tuesday May 15, 2012
Kill Screen Dialogues: Navid Khonsari, former director of production for Rockstar Games, on the 10th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
    
Tuesday May 22, 2012
StoryForum: Guidestones with Jay Ferguson and PunchDrunk/SLEEP NO MORE producer Pete Higgin
    
Tuesday June 5, 2012
Story Code Immersion: Transmedia Entrepreneurship with Lina Srivastava
    
Tuesday June 12, 2012
Kill Screen Dialogues: Kellee Santiago, former president of thatgamecompany, on Flower and Journey
    
Tuesday June 19, 2012
StoryForum: Colloquy with Lisa Rutherford
    
 

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.