Select Services Films Inc, USA
Susan Johnston, known as a Media Futurist, is President of Select Services Films, Inc. a certified DBE multiple award winning production company. Susan founded the critically acclaimed New Media Film Festival in 2009. The festival honors stories worth telling by bridging story and technology with innovative mediums and ever changing delivery platforms.
Susan is a pioneer in media with many 1st production and industry innovations including: 1st live stream HD talk show, 1st to screen AI created content, 1st to offer Emmys Consulting and Broadcasting, 1st to show VR as a collaborative experience , etc.
Prior to relocating to Los Angeles in 2000, Susan, a New England native, worked with the Providence & Rhode Island Film Commissions over five years to build the infrastructure still in use today. She developed Context Media Studios International production capabilities as well as garnered funds before Senate Committee hearings and helped facilitate the 25% tax incentive for investors of films in Rhode Island.
Abstract : Workshop on Virtual Reality as New Media