The WorkBook Project (WBP) is for those who want to be creative in the digital age. The WBP, through its website, R&D projects such as festival From Here to Awesome and roving conference DIY Days, provides insight into the process of funding, creating, distributing and sustaining as a creator of media (film, games, music, design, software).
Focused on innovation, new trends, cutting edge projects and an open approach to a once closed industry. The WBP offers a breath of fresh air by removing the competitive trappings of the media industry and replacing them with a collaborative and open system that shares resources, networking, information and knowledge.
What sets WBP apart is the fact that it is powered by people who are actually creating; “People that do.” The core of the WBP is made up by an evolving collection of innovators who make their process transparent. By capturing experiences from the frontlines of this new emerging convergent media industry the WBP finds itself at the forefront of an exploding global DIY movement. A movement where film, gaming, music design, and software collide to form experiences that reach and engage global audiences across multiple screens, devices and platforms.
The Workbook Project was founded by Lance Weiler. Lance is a critically acclaimed award winning writer / director. Recognized as a pioneer because of the way he makes and distributes his work – Wired magazine named him “One of twenty-five people helping to re-invent entertainment and change the face of Hollywood.” He has successfully self-distributed his films The Last Broadcast and Head Trauma to over 20 countries while grossing over 5 million dollars in the process. Always interested in experimenting with new ways to tell stories and reach audiences, Lance developed a cinema ARG (alternate realty game) around Head Trauma. Over 2.5 million people experienced the game across theaters, mobile drive-ins, mobile phones and online. He is the founder of the Workbook Project (.:wbp), the roving conference series DIY DAYS and a co-founder of From Here to Awesome. Lance is a partner in Seize the Media a social entertainment company that focuses on cross-media story architecture. He writes a regular column for Filmmaker Magazine on the impact of tech on entertainment and is currently developing a number of film, tv and cross-media projects.
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