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Crafting Worlds

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For decades the game and film industry in Sweden have been crafting imaginative and vivid worlds for audiences all over the world. Now it’s time for them to meet.

Crafting Worlds is a two day event on December 6-7 where world builders from film, games and other media meet to be inspired and learn from each other.

We will be covering topics like how to create worlds and franchises that span across different media, how games and film are produced, what you need to know when developing new intellectual property for film and games and more!

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Stephan Bugaj

Stephan Bugaj - dj2 Entertainment

Stephan Bugaj is a transmedia creator with over twenty years of experience including recent work at Telltale Games leading all writing and directing for Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead season two, The Wolf Among Us, and Tales From The Borderlands. His prior twelve years at Pixar Animation Studios working on The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Wall-E, and Brave gave him expertise in all aspects of production, including co-creating and co-writing two development projects. Stephan’s current Film/TV projects include Life is Strange (Hulu); Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount); We Happy Few (Gold Circle); Little Nightmares (Agbo Films), and Sleeping Dogs (Original Films). He is also an executive producer of the Wild West Online MMO game.


Dmitri M Johnson

Dmitri M. Johnson

Dmitri co-founded dj2 Entertainment in 2011, serving as CEO/Producer, following stints at New Regency, The Gotham Group, and Union Entertainment. Dmitri has packaged, developed, and sold live-action, unscripted and animated projects to 20th Century Fox, Legendary, Lionsgate, Paramount, Blumhouse, Sony and Universal and others. Dmitri executive produced the Skulls of the Shogun animated series (Legendary/Nerdist); Rubicon, based on the graphic novel by Christopher McQuarrie (Mission: Impossible, Jack Reacher), for Machinima; the Hawken live-action/CG promotional shorts for Meteor Entertainment; and the live-action/CG Sword of Souls short films for game publisher, China Mobile Gaming Entertainment. Dmitri’s current Film/TV projects include Life is Strange (Hulu); Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount); We Happy Few (Gold Circle); Little Nightmares (Agbo Films), and Sleeping Dogs (Original Films). He is also an executive producer of the Wild West Online MMO game.


Jennie Kastberg

Jennie Kastberg - KASTBERGADVOKAT

Jennie is a lawyer, specialized in intellectual property law. She works with Swedish and international clients within a number of sectors but focusing on media and entertainment. She has many years of experience of complex multi-party agreements and consults businesses in all legal issues that arise in connection with business transactions and partnerships such as licensing agreements, co-production agreements, distribution agreements and legal strategies. For nearly fifteen years, she has assisted film makers and film producers, many of whom had great success internationally. Jennie regularly lectures on intellectual property and commercial contract law at, among other places, Lund University. Jennie is the founder of KASTBERGADVOKAT, a high end boutique law firm specialized in business law, commercial contracts and intellectual property law.


Dave Mervik

Dave Mervik - Tarsier Studios

Dave has been in the games industry since 2001; after 2 weeks work experience accidentally turned into a 16-year long career. Over the years he has written for games such as Lego Rock Band, LittleBigPlanet, Little Nightmares, and Statik. He has always watched way too much TV and movies, but having been Tarsier Studios Narrative Designer for the last 7 years, he now at least gets to call it research.

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Game City Southern Sweden

Film i Skåne (FiSk)

Tarsier Studios

Southern Sweden Film Producers Association

Boost HBG


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