MobileMonday Toronto

MobileMonday Toronto
MaRS

MaRS
Mobifest

MobiGardens

Serendipity Point Films

Bite TV

Extreme Capital Partners

November 02, 2009 11:10 ET

MobileMonday Toronto Hosts Panel for Film Creators

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 2, 2009) - On November 2nd, MobileMonday Toronto will explore mobile video and film content from the point of view of both creators and distributors, and will feature a sneak peak 30-minute screening of the world's best mobile films, provided by MobiFest. An industry panel with audience Q & A will be part of the session. Meet the producers, directors and creators of this emerging content on November 2nd. This is a free event but registration is required.

The four leaders selected include Anurag Thakur (Nokia Marketing Manager), Adrienne Clapperton (Director, Digital Platforms for GlassBox Television), Ben Murray (Director, Business Development at Serendipity Point Films) & Amar Varma (Director, Extreme Venture Partners). "Toronto is a vibrant community composed distributors and film creators. "Toronto is a vibrant community composed of distributors and film creators. The focus of this event will be specific to the use of the mobile medium to help creators distribute and monetize their creative works through mobile handsets. This is a new emerging area that will radically change the way people consume content, said Alexander Bosika and Jim Brown, co-founders of MobileMonday Toronto.

With recent introductions such as the iPhone 3GS and other powerful handsets, mobile video usage is poised to grow. In an April 2009 Nielsen study, it was discovered that 37% of iPhone users watch video on their phone from an estimated base of 6.4 million active subscribers. The study concluded that these users were 6 times more likely to watch video when compared to the typical subscriber. 

The panel will be moderated by noted entrepreneur, Duncan Kennedy, President of Mobigardens, and creator of Mobifest, the world's largest independent mobile film festival.

The November 2nd meeting will take place at the MaRS facility, located at 101 College Street (south east corner of College and University) The meeting starts at 6:00pm. To attend, please RSVP at www.mobilemondaytoronto.com.

About MobileMonday Toronto

www.mobilemondaytoronto.com

MobileMonday Toronto is the premier networking event for mobile professionals in the Toronto region. It was co-founded by Alexander S. Bosika and Jim Brown and held its first meeting in June 2006. MobileMonday Toronto is one of 60+ chapters worldwide and is supported by the world's largest volunteer network of passionate mobile professionals committed to growth of the industry.

MobileMonday Toronto operates as not-for-profit organization whole sole aim is to support the growth of the mobile industry in the Greater Toronto Area and across Canada and to promote collaboration and business networking opportunities in a casual friendly co-operative environment of like-minded professionals.

The first MobileMonday chapter was started by passionate mobile professionals in Helsinki, Finland in the year 2000 and operates its current website at www.mobilemonday.net. Each year, the Helsinki organization sponsors the Global Summit which invites all chapter co-founders to Helsinki HQ to discuss, share and collaborate.

MobileMonday Toronto is open to everyone interested in the mobile industry including telecom professionals, application developers, content creators, mobile startups, interactive agencies, industry analysts, venture capitalists and many more.

Official sponsors for MobileMonday Toronto include the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (www.cwta.ca) and Marketwire (www.marketwire.com).

About MaRS

MaRS (www.marsdd.com) is a non-profit innovation centre connecting science, technology and social entrepreneurs with business skills and capital to stimulate innovation, entrepreneurship and the creation of successful Canadian companies.

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