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TEDxSaltLakeCity - Jeff Parkin - The Future of Story

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Uploaded on Jun 29, 2011

Jeff Parkin, filmmaker and Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Media Arts, Brigham Young University, discusses the power of transmedia stories in reaching wide audiences and his experiences in creating the Webby Award honored webseries, The Book of Jer3miah (http://www.jer3miah.com).

Jeff Parkin graduated from the University of Southern California with degrees in Film & Television Production and English. He received his MFA in screenwriting and directing from USC's School of Cinema-Television. Jeff has worked with such companies as United Artists, Paramount Pictures, Orion Pictures, CBS, Miramax Films, and 20th Century Fox. He developed and co-produced the #1 rated CBS film, Cab to Canada; he produced mr. dungbeetle, an independent film that has played at festivals across the country and won numerous awards; he directed, co-wrote and produced the feature film, Together Again for the First Time, starring David Ogden Stiers, Julia Duffy, Joey Lawrence and Larissa Oleynik; and he is the creator and director of The Book of Jer3miah, an interactive web series and alternate reality game that the New York Times praised as "a tight, suspenseful series," and was a 2010 Webby Awards Honoree for Best Drama. He is executive producer of the student film, Inspector 42, winner of a student Emmy Award and a regional student Oscar. Jeff currently serves as the Associate Chair in the department of Theatre and Media Arts at Brigham Young University, where he teaches classes in screenwriting, directing, producing and New Media.

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