Panel Discussion

WFTV Career Tips and Tricks: VR & Games

4th July 2019 18:30

Thursday 4 July | 6:30pm – 9.00pm

Rise London, 41 Luke Street, London, EC2A 4DP

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We’re thrilled to announce our knock-out panellists for the next installment of WFTV’s strand, Career Tips and Tricks: VR & Games

Speakers Adrienne Law (Video Games Producer at ustw games), Moo Yu (Co-Founder and Programmer at Foam Sword), Mehjabeen Patrick (CFO/COO of Creative England) and Dan Tucker (Curator of Alternate Realities, Sheffield Doc/Fest); will be discussing how to forge careers in VR & Games.

Hosted by WFTV member Liz McIntyre, Career Tips and Tricks: VR & Games is part of a strand of panel talks offering inspirational expert advice on how to get hired and succeed in your dream job in TV, film or VR and Games. Whether you’re just starting out, consolidating your career, or curious about transferring your skills to a different role, come and join us!


Adrienne Law
is a producer at ustwo Games, a BAFTA-winning games studio based in South London. Since joining ustwo back in 2015, Adrienne has worked on projects including their Gear VR title Land’s End, and their long-awaited sequel to their hit mobile puzzler, Monument Valley 2. She is now hard at work as the producer of ustwo Games’ next title, Repair, recently announced as part of Apple Arcade.  Alongside her work at ustwo, Adrienne has taken part in a range of mentoring activities for Arts Emergency and Creative Mentors Network. She was also named as one of BAFTA’s 2018 Breakthrough Brits, and was included as one of GI.Biz’s 100 Most Influential Women in the UK Games Industry 2019.

 

Moo Yu is the co-founder and programmer of Foam Sword, a London-based micro-studio working on Knights and Bikes. Before starting his own studio, he worked at Media Molecule on LittleBigPlanet, Insomniac Games on the Ratchet and Clank Series, and Mind Candy on Moshi Monsters. He is a founding member of POC in Play and was featured as part of London Game Festival’s Ensemble exhibition. He is currently serving on BAFTA’s Games Committee and as one of Kickstarter’s Thought Leaders. Moo has served roles varying from programming to game design to product management in console, PC, mobile, and social gaming.

Mehjabeen Patrick has over 20 years’ experience of working in senior finance and management positions. Currently the CFO/COO of Creative England, Mehjabeen oversees all investment, finance and operations for the company. Previously Mehjabeen worked as Director of Finance for United Nations Association and Stakeholder Forum- an international environmental NGO. At both these organisations she gained valuable experience of working with multinational and multi government organisations from across the world. Before this Mehjabeen worked as a senior banker for world’s first and only Bank for women – First Women Bank. At the bank Mehjabeen led regional team and help grow the bank in its early stages of development. Mehjabeen has an MBA with majors in Corporate Finance & Financial Management. At her current role in Creative England Mehjabeen oversees all investment activity for the company and has a keen interest in growing its commercial activities and diversifying its income stream. Her passion lies in supporting businesses, helping them to grow, scale and prosper and enabling public and private partnerships to build and flourish. Mehjabeen lives in  Bristol and married with a daughter who is at her second year of university studying Philosophy

Dan Tucker is the Executive Producer & Curator of Alternate Realities at Sheffield Doc/Fest. Dan is an award winning digital director and curator with over 20 years of experience working with broadcasters, digital agencies, start-ups and international artists. Passionate about interaction and story, Dan works in the intersection between multiple screen industries, from television documentary to virtual reality. His experience spans the production of TV projects like Charlie Brooker’s How Videogames changed the World to digital projects like the interactive drama Our World War and the VR documentary Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel for the BBC. As Curator of Alternate Realities for Sheffield International Documentary festival, Dan creates a touring exhibition of digital art and documentary. Showcasing ground breaking immersive and Interactive works from the Guardian, Greenpeace, BBC and National Film Board of Canada.

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