BAFTA award winning Jody Smith is the Multiplatform Commissioning Editor for Entertainment and Comedy at Channel 4. As well as having a stupidly long job title, Jody commissioned the digital components of innovative game shows The Million Pound Drop and The Bank Job. He recently launched Comedy Blaps which is Channel 4's new vehicle for delivering fresh comedy talent in moreish, bite-sized chunks.
As you can tell, he’s a big fan of using games to increase audience participation and is a little obsessed with the way people interact with secondary devices while watching TV. But that’s mainly because he can’t look at anything for more than five minutes without playing with his phone. Previously at Channel 4, he launched and ran E4.com and directed the online campaigns for hit dramas such as Misfits and Skins.
Jody will be presenting some of the wizardry and skill behind these cutting edge projects that earned him, and his team, the 2011 BAFTA award for Digital Creativity.
Want to know more about the way this genius brain is wired? Check out Jody’s Faces in Places blog
This is a ‘must see’ event for anyone in the creative industries who is interested in cutting-edge, interactive digital technology.
5.30-7pm Hot food and networking
7pm Welcome and pitches
7.25-8.30pm Face-to-face with Jody Smith
8.30 til late Networking in the cafe bar
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Phone 0113 202 8141
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Creative Networks is Leeds College of Art's major professional events programme with talks from a diverse group of high profile speakers from across the creative industries to entertain, challenge and make us think.
For the 2016/17 academic year we are focusing our attention on our partners, collaborators and people contributing great things to the arts, creative industries and the city of Leeds, along with our alumni, students and staff to create a buzz at each event.
Our events are still free of charge, although we have introduced a refundable deposit so we can accurately calculate attendance.
Parking – due to the building works at the college, parking is not currently available on site. The nearest pay and display car park in Woodhouse Lane Car Park (LS2 3AX).
Transport - Leeds College of Art is approximately 15 minutes walk from Leeds Train Station. Several buses run past the Blenheim Walk campus, including the number 1, 6, and 97.
If you would like to arrive early for this event then please take some time to visit the Blenheim Walk Gallery Space. On the day of the event we will have an exhibition from alexandra p. spaulding. She is an American sound artist specialising in aural, immersive installations. For more information on our programme of exhibitions please visit the College website http://www.leeds-art.ac.uk/.
Here at Leeds College of Art we run a wide range of courses including degree programmes, further education courses and access courses in creative disciplines. Until July, we will also be running short courses, evening courses and a Saturday Art School for children and young people from 9-18 years.
For more info on how you can join us contact: 0113 202 8000, email email@example.com or www.leeds-art.ac.uk.