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Content London announces event building blocks and first speakers in PROMPT START AI strand. EARLYBIRD rate to end July 7

Content London, the world’s leading development marketplace and conference, has announced the first speakers in its PROMPT START: How AI will Change The Content Business track, which will see a set immersive sessions consider the threats and opportunities at the November event.

Content London will feature six sessions focused on how AI will change the content business, from how to use it to generate new ideas, character, storyline and even scripts, to the challenges to IP, talent and legal protection. The track will also see a drama and unscripted show generated live in the room.

To find out more about Content London CLICK HERE.

You can access the EARLYBIRD rate, which ends on July 7 by CLICKING HERE.

The speakers include a cross section of leading players deeply involved in using AI to generate stories and harness fresh creativity. They include:

Dr Alex Connock
Media Management and Artificial Intelligence
Senior Fellow, Saïd Business School, Oxford University
Connock is an Oxford academic in the media business and author of the book ‘Media Management and Artificial Intelligence.’ Academically, Alex is Senior Fellow at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, teaching Marketing and Media Business courses at BA, MBA and EMBA level. He co-launched and ran Oxford postgraduate diploma in Artificial Intelligence for Business from 2021-3. and is Lecturer at St Hugh’s College, Oxford in Management. Alex is also Professor in Media and Artificial Intelligence at Exeter University, and head of department in Creative Business at the UK’s National Film and Television School. He has a PhD in video optimisation for e-commerce and degrees from Oxford (PPE) Columbia (Journalism) and INSEAD (MBA). Entrepreneurially, Alex has created and grown multiple media companies. Most recently he is non-exec at Shoreditch-based digital/social agency The Tree. From 2012-17 he was managing director of TV and digital production business Endemol Shine North (now Workerbee) through a period of substantial growth. Between 1998 and 2011 he co-founded, and ran as CEO, the media group Ten Alps. He has been shortlisted as Entrepreneur of the Year six times.

Thobey Campion
Lore Machine
Thobey Campion is the founder of Lore Machine, an AI-collaborative story visualization system and studio. Prior to Lore Machine, Thobey was the head of publishing at VICE Media and founder of Motherboard. His documentary films and writing explore the intersection of science and spirituality. He has won 32 awards for his work including 15 Webbys, 2 Clios and a Cannes Lion. He lives in Glendale, California where he spends most of his time building stories and software with his trusty cat Megabyte.

Monica Landers
Founder & CEO
Monica Landers is founder and CEO of StoryFit, a rapid-growth technology company that provides AI insights for the media and entertainment industry.
With two media technology patents, Monica’s deep experience in media extends from producing for ABC News and Good Morning America to executive leadership at multiple content companies, including VP Media Innovation at Demand Media. Monica has deep roots in Austin’s startup community and is an advisor to Techstars and Comcast accelerators, University of Texas, St. Edwards, and Texas State universities.

Chad Nelson
Chief creative director
Chad Nelson is an award-winning creative director and technology strategist with over 25 years of expertise in designing cutting-edge interactive experiences and entertainment. His most recent creative venture, the animated short film CRITTERZ, is the first film with visuals generated entirely by OpenAI’s DALL-E, then brought to life by incorporating classic Hollywood animation techniques. CRITTERZ was awarded “Best In Creative AI” in Australia with screenings at Tribeca X and the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. As a spokesperson for using AI as a tool in the creative process, Nelson has appeared at MIT and USC and will participate in AI panels at Tribeca X and Cannes Lion.

Allan Niblo
Vertigo Films
Allan Niblo began his career producing indie hit Human Traffic before launching Vertigo Films’ first features, The Football Factory and The Business. Since then, Allan helped build one of the most successful feature film businesses in the UK, producing and releasing over 50 films from critical hits Monsters and Bronson, inspiring factuals such as Stephen Hawking’s first-ever autobiographical documentary Hawking; to No.1 UK box office hits StreetDance 3D and The Sweeney. Vertigo has earned its status as an industry pioneer and international disruptor with its spearheading approach to new technology; producing the likes of Faintheart; world’s first user-generated and crowd-funded film with MySpace and Film 4, StreetDance 3D; the first commercial film to shoot in 3D outside of the US, VFX-driven Monsters by Gareth Edwards; trailblazing new ground for low-budget indie filmmaking. Allan has been a member of The Institute of Physics for 10 years.

Simon Mirren
Case Closed
Global show runner, Mirren is known for his work on shows like Criminal Minds, Spooks, and Versailles. He joined forces with Benjamin Anderson, a long-time executive at Phoenix Pictures, to establish Case Closed Entertainment. Benjamin Anderson has produced notable projects such as The 33, Nat Geo’s The Long Road Home, the 8-part Ann Rule true Crime Anthology, and Max’s series Urban Legend. Case Closed Entertainment is currently shooting its first international show in India, APEX: Infinity. The series partners with India’s largest content studio Applause Entertainment helmed by Sameer Nair and Locomotive Entertainment for its production. APEX follows a hand-selected CBI special investigation unit that utilizes a pattern recognition AI. This AI possesses knowledge of criminals with aberrant behaviour throughout history, providing the team with a unique asset in tracking down serial criminals who prey on the people of India. APEX: Infinity, is a 20-part pro-serialized show that delves into the story of a female Predatory AI named Apex. This AI hunts suspects by analysing behavioural patterns hidden within crime scenes. The show explores the potential of AI and its impact on society.

Moe Bennani
Moe Bennani founded the Paris-based production company with tech entrepreneur Julien Muresianu in 2022 to innovate unscripted formats through integrating AI, aiming to generate new intellectual properties, enhance sales strategies, and streamline production. The company is on the cusp of announcing its first commissioned projects. Before spearheading Dreamspark, Moe was a versatile creative producer in the entertainment industry. He demonstrated his creativity and resourcefulness at Talpa and WeMake, where he contributed to over 200 original shows and saw 20 of them successfully produced or sold. His work spans talent competitions, adventure shows, reality shows, and gameshows, reflecting a broad and successful career in entertainment production. All registered delegates will receive access to the online PROMPT START REPORT: How AI will change the content business worth £499. This report will begin publishing in August.

More speakers will be announced shortly.

Content London has also announced the building blocks of the 2023 event, which takes place between November 28-30. From FORMATS & FACTUAL, through FAST FORWARD, CONTENT STRATEGIES, to HOT PROPERTIES and SPEED NETWORKING, Content London will reflect the current hot topics in the gobal business. Speakers in each track will be announced shortly.

To find out more about Content London CLICK HERE.

Content London takes place across five venues between November 27-30. This year access to all venues has been restricted to registered delegates only across all venues, including The Standard Hotel.

Previously announced speakers:

Building blocks of Content London: