Crossing over Entertainment Mediums at Paris Market

Actress and screenwriter Emily Corcoran, the New Zealand-born founder of London-based Cork Film Ltd., is one of a number of film professionals crossing over to the web, and presented transmedia projects at Cross Video Days (CVD) in Paris last week.

A total of 59 transmedia projects have been selected for CVD’s market, out of 350 submissions from 40 countries, 20 of which will be pitched to commissioners from a variety of organisations including Channel 4, Arte, Rai, Tribeca Film Institute, IDFA, YouTube/Google, IDFA DocLab and Power to the Pixel (PttP).

Corcoran unveiled the web-series The Fight Room about a group of female fighters who are kidnapped and forced to fight one another for an unknown group of voyeurs on the Internet.

She co-wrote the series alongside actress Gillian Macgregor. They also co-star with martial arts actress Zara Phythian and Siu See Hung.

Corcoran won a place in the prestigious Hospital Club 100 2013 – “a search for the most innovative and influential people in the creative industries” – for her work in film as an actress and writer.

Original article by Melanie Goodfellow, Screen Daily, June 9, 2014.

Tags: Cork Film Ltd.  Cross Video Days (CVD)  Emily Corcoran  Gillian Macgregor  Paris  Screen Daily  Siu See Hung  The Fight Room  The Hospital Club 100 list 2013  Zara Phythian  

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