A Short Update

I have to apologize for posting so little in the past few months. I have been very busy with different projects, and would like to give you a quick overview of what’s happening with me at the moment.

For one, I am currently on a temporary work assignment as Communication Manager essence at cosnova GmbH in the Frankfurt area in Germany. cosnova is a cosmetics company and its two brands essence and CATRICE are distributed in over 35 countries. As Communication Manager essence, I am developing a transmedia communications strategy for the brand and I also support the remainder of the Brand Communications Team with the production and distribution of essence’s communications content. I very much enjoy my work at cosnova and it’s an amazing opportunity to put my transmedia knowledge to work.

After hours, I have been working alongside Karine Halpern to establish Transmedia Europe & Alliance, an advocacy group that aims to further transmedia as an art form within Europe. If everything goes according to plan, Transmedia Europe & Alliance will not only offer transmedia advocacy but will also become an international network of transmedia professionals and shared transmedia knowledge. Right now, we are wrapping up a survey with which we try to assess the most immediate needs of European transmedia professionals and how they envision an organization like Transmedia Europe to function. The survey closes on September 10th, 2012, and once we’ve evaluated our findings, we’ll be sure to share them with you and with the European Commission (if all goes well).

Moreover, there’s also a smaller project I am working on with Maximilian von Grafenstein, entertainment lawyer at Brauner Rechstanwälte (Berlin) and part of the Transmedia Berlin Meetup. Given that one of the most common claims against transmedia is that there are “licensing and rights issues”, Max and I decided to take a closer look at standard licensing and right-of-use agreements from different entertainment sectors – film, publishing, TV, etc. – in order to identify the exact problems there are – and ways around them.

And finally, I’ll be heading to LA and Guadalajara next month for Storyworld 2012 (as attendee) and Congreso Red 2 Transmedia (as speaker). If you’re there and would like to meet up – shoot me an e-mail. 🙂

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions on the projects I’m doing. And as soon as I have some space to breathe I’ll share the progress of the projects I’m involved with in greater detail in a few blog posts.