Executives from four global platforms will give our audience a closer look at their business models, strategies, and plans for the future.
Adrián Garelik is a scriptwriter and film/TV producer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Involved in the development of streaming and gaming apps for more than 20 years, he found in Bitcoin and blockchain the potential for disrupting the entertainment industry. In 2014 Adrián was part of the founding team of RSK Labs - the company that brought smart contract capabilities to Bitcoin - a project that he left in 2016 to focus on the development of Flixxo, a peer to peer video platform that runs on top of its own cryptocurrency: Flixx.
George Reese is a writer, director, and producer of short films, feature films, and web series.
His career began in television in the 1990's with PA work on shows such as The People's Court, USA Network's Up All Night, and ESPN's Up Close. His hobby in online game programming, however, sidetracked him into the technology world during the Internet boom.
Throughout the rest of the 90's and the 2000's, George became a technology thought-leader in emerging technologies such as Java, MySQL, and cloud computing. He is the author of many technology books and founded three technology companies.
After successfully selling his cloud computing startup to Dell in 2013, George returned to television and film by writing and directing short films. Through his latest startup, Seeka TV, he entered the world of the web series where he has produced over a dozen digital series and serves as the Founder and Co-Director of the Minnesota WebFest.
Claire Leproust is Fablabchannel’s founder, a digital content production agency based in Paris that gathers youth, freedom and creativity, social issues and international network of talents.
She is the author of the several times awarded media concept « Les Haut-Parleurs »( loud speakers) that gives a voice to young French speaking young video reporters around the world in partnership with Tv5Monde, Tv and digital medias, NGOs, Public and artistic institutions and Cnc.
On the non drama side, Fablabchannel has produced several web series mainly targetted to preteens and teenagers like Les Tactiques d’Emma and Before gathering tens of millions viewers on youtube .
Claire has studied business law and political science in Paris and benefit from a 30 years carrier in the audiovisual sector .
Paul has worked in the Media Industry for over 20 years working for such organisations as Channel 5, Discovery Networks International and most recently he joined Pluto TV as their Director of Content. Partnerships.
He was part of the launch team who brought Channel 5 to UK screens working across their Programming and Acquisitions department, as they successfully developed a highly impressive line-up of Feature Films and TV Series including CSI.
After a short stint at Hallmark Entertainment as their Head Of Programme Planning, Paul worked for 11 years for Discovery Networks International working across a number of roles within their Programming , Commissioning and Acquisitions department. During this time he successfully launched the a number of brands including TLC, ID and Quest.
Now working out of Berlin, working for Pluto TV as they gear up for a launch of their service in both the UK and Germany.
Alejandra Del Real
Alejandra Del Real is a development producer with over 10 years of experience in broadcast, cable and digital. After producing several lifestyle and competition factual series in the United States she moved to Europe to pursue a career in international scripted co-productions. Most recently she served as Head of Int'l Originals for blackpills, an insurgent media company that creates, produces and distributes premium original content for the swipe generation.