January 28, 2010

By Justin Tang

As part of its expanding series of programs, UCLA Anderson's Center for Managing Enterprises in Media, Entertainment, and Sports (MEMES) screened the film Art & Copy and hosted a lecture, "Convergence Culture," on January 25 and 26 for hundreds of students and guests as part of MEMES Week.

Art and Copy looks at the stories behind some of the greatest advertisements of recent history, including Got Milk, Nike's Just Do It, and Apple's iPod. "The movie is not about the people, the era, or the advertisements. It's about people with a big idea that looked beyond the task ahead," said Doug Pray, the film's director. After the screening, Pray and the film's producer, Michael Nadeau, held a panel discussion with three advertising innovators, Glenn Cole, Tim Roper, and Patrick O'Neill. 

Dr. Henry Jenkins, most famous for book Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide, came to UCLA to speak about the concepts of his book. Jenkins argues that storytelling has evolved due to the utilization of multiple platforms of media, or as he phrases it, "transmedia storytelling." Jenkins expounds on the idea, saying, "It is a process where integral elements of a fiction get dispersed systematically across multiple delivery channels for the purpose of creating a unified and coordinated entertainment experience." 

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