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Friday, October 11

3:05pm CEST

Actionable advice in tackling the glass ceiling and other pleasantries of reality today
On many discussions the focus is on how to start careers the right way, but this discussion will focus more in what lies ahead further down the road. Which are the best practices the panelists gathered in their professional careers for tackling career challenges like the glass ceiling, gender bias and - as the recent discussions have shown - simple bleak harassment?

Hosted by Viola Tensil

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Kim Belair

Writer, Narrative Designer & Co-Founder, Sweet Baby Inc.
Kim Belair is a writer, narrative designer and the co-founder of Sweet Baby Inc, a narrative development company based in Montreal. Formerly a scriptwriter at Ubisoft, Kim has worked on projects including Assassin's Creed Syndicate, For Honor, #SelfCare, Last Year: The Nightmare... Read More →
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Jana Filmer

Producer, Lawyer, filmer-entertainment
After completing her law studies, Jana founded the start-up company Friendscout24 with her brother and mother as well as partners such as RTL, T-Online and the Scout 24 group. Later she specialized in brand law and worked for many years as a consultant and director for new media for... Read More →
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Dr. Cornelie Kunkat

Consultant, Projektbüro "Frauen in Kultur & Medien" (Project "Women in Culture & Media")
Dr. Cornelie Kunkat studied American Studies, Politics and Philosophy in San Francisco and Munich. After various positions in cultural management, she worked for the agency Scholz & Friends and later at the Federal Association of German Foundations. Since 2017 she has been a consultant... Read More →
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Marine Lemaitre Freland

CEO, Piece of Cake Studios
Marine Lemaitre Freland is an experienced developer, game designer and producer, nowadays CEO of Piece of Cake Studios, a studio based in Paris. She's been working in the video game industry for more than 10 years and contributed to small and large productions, online and offline... Read More →
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Phoenix Perry

Founder, Code Liberation Foundation
Phoenix Perry creates physical games and user experiences. As an advocate for women in game development, she founded Code Liberation Foundation. In her role at UAL’s Institute of Creative Coding, she lecturers on Physical Computing and leads an MSc and a BSc in Creative Computing... Read More →
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Viola Tensil

Host, Editor & Producer
Viola Tensil is a host and editor with a focus on games, digital media, technology and youth topics. As a producer of both TV and online formats, Viola also works in creative and executive jobs behind the camera.

Friday October 11, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm CEST
Main Stage

4:00pm CEST

5 Things I wish I would've known before entering my Industry: Careers in Games, Film and Television
This panel is not intended as „humorous self help group“, like these discussions have been held on tech conferences for years - but to give actionable advice to newcomers and seniors in the field of working in games, film, tech and media.

Hosted by Tim Rittmann

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Marlene Bucka

Head Instructor Game Art & 3D Animation, SAE Institute Zurich
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Manny Hachey

Chief Operation Officer, THREAKS, Super Crowd
Professional business and product manager of eight years in the games and tech industry. Thrives in high pace and high stake environments with passionate teams looking to reach the next level, with creativity and dedication. Has initiated, negotiated, and helped deliver dozens of... Read More →
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Sarah Longthorne

Narrative Designer & Games Writer, Sumo Digital
Sarah Longthorne is a AAA narrative designer and games writer currently working at Sumo Digital in Nottingham, UK. Her previous credits include Block N Load and the Love Island mobile game, among other titles. She was previously a finalist for MCV's Women In Games Rising Star of the... Read More →
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Dagmar Niehage

Producer & Owner, dagstar*film
Dagmar Niehage entered the movie industry at the COLOGNE GEMINI Group holding positions as producer, production manager, postproduction supervisor for national as well as international film productions from 1998-2005. 2006 she started her own production company dagstar*film, which... Read More →
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Tim Rittmann

Head of Program, Booster Space
Tim is Head of Program at Booster Space, Berlin. Program Director of gamescom congress, VR NOW Con & Awards and QUO VADIS. Proud to be part of the most exciting and most creative city in the world. We're so great, we don't even need local patriotism. Worked as a journalist for print... Read More →

Friday October 11, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm CEST
Main Stage
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