Author Archives: Mark Leaver

Mark Leaver

About Mark Leaver

In his 20+ years experience across the media industries two key themes have categorised Mark’s career, whether working on a dot com start up or for a national broadcaster: the combination of content and emerging digital technologies; and the connection of creative business to international markets. As an independent consultant and producer Mark is now pursuing new opportunities which explore the evolution of the media landscape in a digital age, and the potential offered to the UK creative industries across a globalised economy. In addition to work with UK Trade & Investment as an inward investment sector specialist on creative and digital media, current clients include Pervasive Media Studio on their innovation Sandbox, Watershed producing a European Capital of Culture project on Open Cities, and the Creative Industries KTN, for whom Mark is an adviser on international trade.

Platform/people, left brain/right brain, SF/LA

A trip to the West Coast of connections and comparisons. First to San Francisco with the UKTI Interactive Mission, comprising 12 UK businesses with digital technologies at their core but ranging from games companies to audio social networks, AR to … Continue reading

Singapore and Malaysia: Co-operation in the Creative and Digital Space

Two striking impressions from a recent trip to Singapore. The first was the convergence of digital and creative. This was exemplified by simultaneous trade shows Communic Asia and Broadcast Asia. Whilst always at the tech-y end of the spectrum the … Continue reading

Digital Hollywood: social privacy – an oxymoron?

Digital Hollywood was a gathering in Los Angeles of execs from across the film, TV and digital media spectrums – over the course of four days it explored the changing nature of the broadcasting landscape and the relationship with, and … Continue reading