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Charles Stéphane Roy

Charles Stéphane Roy

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Charles Stéphane Roy is a multiplatform producer and innovation lead at La maison de prod since 2013. Before that, he was the editor-in-chief of the daily Qui fait Quoi. He also carried out research and strategic analysis mandates for the Observatoire du documentaire du Québec and and Evolumedia Group. His projects, which incorporate filmtech and innovative business models, were selected at Cannes NEXT and the Cross Video Days and by the Storytek accelerator, in addition to earning the POV Hackathon Award and the HackXplor Liège TV5 Monde Award.
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Blockchain and Film: Promises and Mirages of the New Digital Klondike

Cannes NEXT, the technological innovation pavilion at the heart of Cannes’ Film Market, sought to accompany the emergence of crypto financial initiatives by inaugurating...

Europe Is Preparing to Become a World Leader in Digital Media

Showcasing regional content, focusing on the user experience and fostering innovation: those are the main topics that Europe’s media industry debated during the Pictured Futures conference,...

Ravenous: Marketing a Horror Movie in the Social Media Era

A socio-support campaign, influencers, audience targeting on Facebook and Twitter: here's an analysis of the role played by social media and digital platforms in...

Storytek: Rethinking Media Intellectual Property at the Heart of the “Estonian Miracle”

Tallinn has once again confirmed its status as Europe’s digital capital by the addition to its arsenal of Storytek, one of the first technology intellectual...

Propellor Film Tech: rewriting the business model of the film industry

There's a growing ecosystem of innovators that work towards finding new business models for the screen-based industry by increasing collaboration between media and technology...

Stardom, Diversity and Virality: The Rebirth of Science in the Media

Budget cuts and fake news have not yet taken the place of science. Better yet, today’s scientific content offers incredible opportunity to captivate audiences...

The amazing story of Indie Game: The Movie

Directors and producers Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky are true pioneers of the ‘direct to fan’ approach. The success of their film Indie Game:...

TOD, fans, and partnerships: new growth opportunities in alternative distribution

In the shadow of giants like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu, new tools and services are being deployed to help independent directors and...

Wattpad: Canada’s storytelling YouTube is poised to conquer the world

With 45 million subscribers, Wattpad has become in the space of 10 years the leading “social reading” phenomenon. Portrait of a Canadian success that...

The Bridges and Frontiers of Cultural Entrepreneurship

How can digital cultural property be exported on an international scale? French and Canadian entrepreneurs demonstrated their know-how during the very first Enterprising Culture...

Virtual Reality and Monetization Strategies

For the past two years, virtual reality (VR) providers and creators have been implementing tools and content to prompt consumers to purchase dedicated headsets...

CANNES NEXT: 2016, YEAR ZERO FOR VR

Can virtual reality (VR) that incorporates live action be qualified as cinema? That is the question that was at the heart of discussions during...

CANNES NEXT 2016: Prototypes and the future of film

Big data, the agile method and incubation: startup fever hits La Croisette. Imposing, sprawling and community-building, NEXT, the Cannes Marché du film pavilion for innovative...

Cannes’ NEXT Pavilion: Do digital and cinema mix?

Building audience loyalty, developing virtual reality and supporting digital media creation: a look back on the main trends that dominated the second edition of...

The International Buyers’ Coalition: An Alternative to the Goliaths of Streaming

What are the best options for producers when it comes to selling and distributing a film or TV series? A consortium of documentary buyers...