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Tuesday 29 November 2016
Wednesday 30 November 2016
Thursday 1 December 2016
C21's FutureMedia takes place at Picturehouse Central in London on November 30 as part of Content London, our three-day celebration of the world's best entertainment. This year's event focuses on the art of storytelling in the digital age.

Virtual reality – or the idea of it – has been around in various guises for decades, even centuries according to some. But only in 2016 has it begun to go mainstream with the launch of mass-market headsets opening consumers' minds to the technology.

The potential for new forms of entertainment and storytelling is immense and investment has been flooding into VR as a result, in many instances led by a wide array of media companies.

C21's FutureMedia 2016 gathers together a variety of thought leaders in the space to offer a glimpse inside their minds and reveal why they believe it represents an entirely new narrative form. The event will also examine how the companies helping advance the careers of the internet's rising stars are pushing production values higher, creating content that's compelling for brands as well as fans and in some instances for which they can charge a premium.

The packed agenda will explore as well how the most innovative broadcasters and producers are using Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram to build audience and break storytelling boundaries, plus the fascinating world of eSports.

Now in its 18th year, C21's FutureMedia provides a road map for what happens next in the content business. Twenty one inspirational speakers deliver a vision of the future which nobody – from writers and producers to distributors and broadcasters – should miss out on.

Alex Mahon Alex Mahon
The Foundry
Henry Stuart Henry Stuart
Co-founder and CEO
George Strompolos George Strompolos
Founder and CEO
Fullscreen Media
Anthony Wilcox Anthony Wilcox
Creator and director
Shield 5
Kelly Day Kelly Day
Chief digital officer
David Ripert David Ripert
Head of Spaces EMEA
James Milward James Milward
Founder and executive producer
Secret Location
Anthony Geffen Anthony Geffen
CEO and Filmmaker
Atlantic Productions
Benny Arbel Benny Arbel
Founder & CEO
Claire McArdle Claire McArdle
VP, Multiplatform
Comedy Central International
Chris Kelly Chris Kelly
Co-founder and MD
Joseph Chen Joseph Chen
Executive technical producer
Here Be Dragons
James Glasscock James Glasscock
SVP of strategy and business development
Jason George Jason George
Chief executive
Denis Crushell Denis Crushell
VP of Europe
Tubular Labs
Matthias Puschmann Matthias Puschmann
Co-founder and MD
Mike Jones Mike Jones
Writer and creative producer
Richard Nockles Richard Nockles
Creative director
Sky VR Studios
Simon Romanus Simon Romanus
WonderWorld VR
Nuno Bernardo Nuno Bernardo
Founder & CEO
Thao Hoang Thao Hoang
Head of distribution and partnerships
Defy Media
Paul Deane Paul Deane
Digital development lead, BBC natural history unit
Pasa Mustafa Pasa Mustafa
Creative digital director
Keshet Studios
Simon Cornwell Simon Cornwell
The Ink Factory
Alexander Leppänen Alexander Leppänen
Investment director
MTGx, Modern Times Group
Aurélien Simon Aurélien Simon
Head of VR production
Unit 9
Darren Emerson Darren Emerson
Co-founder and CCO
VR City
Stephen Whelan Stephen Whelan
Head of branded entertainment
Pulse Films

FutureMedia 2016
Now in its 18th year C21's FutureMedia provides a road map for what happens next in the content business. Inspirational speakers deliver a vision of the future nobody in the content business should live without.