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Transcendent Media Capital Tackles Revenge Porn in Films First US Screening

(New York, Manhattan, 24 April 2018) – Transcendent Media Capital in partnership with Victim Support Europe tackle the issue of Revenge Porn in their latest film “Right to Be Forgotten” which has its first US screening at the Manhattan Film Festival this month. With increasing incidents of this crime, “Right to Be Forgotten” explores the impacts on victims. It challenges myths and stereotypes that victims are men and women who are promiscuous or got involved in “hooking up. Written and directed by Australian filmmaker and CEO of Transcendent Media Capital, Peta Milan, the films explores the nature of this kind of betrayal in committed relationships and shines a light on the often neglected issue of secondary victimisation.

Peta discussed the insidious nature of secondary victimisation “After having worked with Victim Support Europe for a couple of years now and hearing the experiences of young men and women affected by this crime, and the families left behind when a victim has taken their own life, which unfortunately is increasing in incidents, the title Revenge Porn itself is a form of secondary victimisation. Firstly, it assumes the victim has committed an offence to the perpetrator that requires revenge. Secondly the name implies this is a form of pornography. Pornography is created with the intent of public viewership, whereas in these cases the content was shared based on privacy, intimacy and trust, so the word “Porn” in this context is also an affront to the victim. Really it needs be referred to as non-consensual image sharing to effectively communicate the nature of the abuse.”

Funded by the European Commission, the need to tell more stories and give victims a voice is becoming critically important to understanding how to reduce incidents of this crime. However, getting victims to speak up is a challenge as they generally have already experienced enough abuse and trauma in the public domain. With the recent and ground-breaking victory in the case of an unnamed woman, who was listed as Jane Doe in California, who in legal filings, sued the man, David Elam II, in civil court. She alleged copyright infringement, online impersonation with intent to harm, stalking and the intentional infliction of emotional distress. That the complaint was originally filed in 2014 demonstrates how complicated it can be to seek justice. Likewise, it was only in 2015 that the UK passed legislature that non-consensual image sharing is a criminal act. Many countries around the world still do not recognise any non-consensual image sharing as a crime.

Levent Altan, Executive Director of Victim Support Europe said, “With increasing numbers of suicides related to this kind of victimisation, it is essential that we expand our outreach to communities to assist in education to prevent these types of crimes, but also victim support, which is very often overlooked. The trauma and humiliation can often feel inescapable for these victims as it is extremely difficult to have content removed from the internet once it’s on there. One lady in Belgium, whose son committed suicide after having his intimate photos spread on the internet said she tried to get Facebook to remove the pictures and this took 8 months. While she was working on this, the abusers set up a fake Instagram account and continued the dissemination of the images after her son was deceased. This was extremely traumatic for the family. We felt it was important to work with Transcendent Media Capital, who specialise in social impact stories, to create this film to build awareness and to let victims know they are not alone. We hope that more victims will seek support before they consider taking their own life”

You can attend the first US screening of “Right to Be Forgotten” at Cinema Village 22 E. 12th St. NY at 5pm on April 24th, 2018.

If you have experienced this kind of abuse you can find support nearest you at www.victimsupport.eu

For more information contact Peta Milan, Transcendent Media Capital

Twitter: @TranscendentMC or visit Transcendent Media Capital’s website at www.transcendent-media.com

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TMC Inks Joint Venture Deal with Wild Wonders International

The team at Transcendent Media Capital (TMC) are excited to announce a new joint venture partnership with Wild Wonders International. Together TMC and Wild Wonders International, as Swedish company run by prominent nature photographers and winners of the WWF Panda Book Award for 2018 Staffan Widstrand and Magnus Lundgren, are forming a new for-profit venture specialising in global conservation and biodiversity media and programs.

With a wealth of media assets in development covering both stills photography and motion picture assets including TV and web content, features, e-commerce and IMAX productions to name a few, the unique value of this venture is that the media productions will assist to fund conservation and biodiversity projects around the world, engaging local communities in active participation.

After the enormous success of Wild Wonders of Europe, which was viewed by over 800 million people world-wide, the new project of Wild Wonders of China is set to be the launch pad of the new franchise venture between TMC and Wild Wonders International. With collaboration partnerships with conservation and biodiversity groups around the world soon to be announced, this will be the first profit generating conservation venture of its kind.

Photo: Staffan Widstrand, Magnus Lundgren and TMC CEO Peta Milan at the JV signing in London January 2018

For more information on how to become involved as an NGO partner or to make an investment inquiry contact peta@transcendent-media.com

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Short Film Premiere at Supporting Victims of Cybercrime Conference in Brussels

Brussels – 30th November 2017 – cybercrime, film & victim support

Victim Support Europe will hold it’s conference on Supporting Victims of Cybercrime in Brussels on December 8 2017 bringing together a host of European and National experts from the field.

Recognising the millions of people who fall victim to cybercrime every year and who are in desperate need of support, this conference will focus on what the EU, governments, social media organisations and NGOs can do to help victims in the aftermath of the many types of cybercrime that exist.

Levent Altan, Executive Director of Victim Support Europe says “The conference will include an interesting variety of speakers including victims of illegal dissemination of private images and of stalking, victim support organisations, representatives from Facebook, and European institutions including the European Commission and European Parliament.”

The short film entitled “Right to be Forgotten”  written and directed by Peta Milan from Transcendent Media Capital for this event, addresses the impacts of graphic image abuse, commonly referred to as revenge porn,  a particular cybercrime resulting in suicides across the planet, will be premiered at this event.

Peta Milan says “Premiering this film on this day is particularly special to me as it would have been the birthday of my sister Bianca who took her own life 10 years ago. If this film can help create awareness and spur legislators and social media giants to take effective action to criminalize these actions and improve support for victims in the aftermath, we may see a decrease in the current rising trend of suicides resulting from online bullying and revenge porn”

 The conference will focus on the needs of  victims, how we can better support them and what the EU needs to do next to improve support for victims of Cybercrime

For more details about the Supporting Victims of Cybercrime conference or the release of the film “Right to Be Forgotten” contact peta@transcendent-media.com

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Swedish pioneering AI Navicam™ technology making a splash at SMASH

Helsinki – 29th November 2017 – SMASH sports & tech event.

Swedish company CAPTIMAX www.captimax.com – with its unique robotic camera technology, Navicam™ won the AI category at this years SMASH sports & tech event in Finland.

The unique technology enables tracking targets (vehicles or athletes) ensuring that the movement of the camera is perfectly synchronised with the movement of the object it is filming.

Navicam™ technology is also used in the spectacular new start-up venture: SKYrace! Open to investors in the coming months. SKYrace is a partnership of Planetaire www.planetaire.co and Transcendent Media Capital www.transcendent-media.com launching the worlds first environmentally friendly sport & e-sport competition and an international World Cup. 

The Navicam™ technology attached to the gliders of SKYrace, each glider knowing where the other one is, in order to film the race from the air without helicopters; all in a seamless, captivating spectacle of what will be – the fastest race on earth.

The AI category win at the SMASH event was enthusiastically received by CEO of Captimax & Planetaire: Mario Hytten, former Swedish Formula racing driver and visionary entrepreneur.

 

For additional information on Captimax and SKYrace contact peta@transcendent-media.com

Captimax Sports Media, Mario Hytten during Smash Helsinki, Kattilahalli Suvilahti 29. November 2017 in Helsinki, Finland.
Glider at Dusk, FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix, Vitacura Airfield, Santiago, Chile, South America
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Transcendent Media Capital acquire exclusive world-wide media production rights for Planetaire’s SRWC.

Sweden, 5 June 2017 

Today, on World Environment Day, Transcendent Media Capital announce they have acquired exclusive world-wide media production rights for Planetaire’s Skyrace World Cup. Click here to view our film “I’m With Nature” celebrating World Environment Day

Planetaire are the corporate body for Skyrace, the first interactive, genuinely eco-friendly e-Sport offering a 21st century alternative to grand-prix format speed competitions such as Formula 1. Gliders reach top-speed in excess of 300km/h exploiting gravity and meteorological phenomena. Skyrace gliders will not require any fossil fuel whatsoever, as even the launch-process is ensured by a propeller that draws its energy from solar-generated electricity.

Planetaire is in the process of establishing 20 franchises across 5 continents, each of which will train a pilot to represent his/her country in the Skyrace World Cup.

Using state-of-the art filming methodologies and future technologies Transcendent Media Capital will assume responsibility for overseeing media production locally and globally for each of the national teams and eventually for the Skyrace World Cup.

Bringing interactivity and e-Sports to mainstream sports viewing, the partnership between Planetaire and Transcendent Media Capital aims to revolutionise the way by which audiences interact with sport, bringing a sustainability and an eco-friendly ethic to elite sports.

With a Chinese Skyrace franchise already committed, filming locally in China will commence in September 2017. Peta Milan, CEO of Transcendent Media Capital explains, “with emerging technologies becoming affordably available, there is an enormous opportunity to be innovative about how we engage audiences and bring sustainability and environmental preservation to the forefront of ethics in business.”

Mario Hytten, CEO at Planetaire says, “our motto is that Skyrace shall be the sport that celebrates the planet. Its competitions will therefore take place some of the most stunning natural locations on the planet. Fans will engage with the sport remotely, through an exciting combination of state-of-the art media platforms. The calibre of the resulting content will be key to attracting sponsorship from companies that must engage with the Z-generation. It was therefore essential for us to attract a partner with the expertise to generate and distribute such content.”

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About Transcendent Media Capital: Transcendent Media Capital Ltd is a global media production company, which provides corporate services and advisory in generating returns from media capital and specialises in the production of entertainment content focusing on high-quality, high social and environmental impact stories, in the form of feature films, short-films, documentary, games, digital and social media products, television, music and print media.

About Planetaire: a Swedish company that creates communication platforms for brands to maximise awareness about their commitment to a sustainable planet. Learn more about Planetaire’s approach at www.planetaire.co

Contact: Markus Henschel, Technical Director Information and Technology / +351 919 593 245 / markus@transcendent-media.com

 

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TMC Media Channel gets a New Face

We are excited to announce that the TMC Media Channel has had an overhaul and now has a new face! Given our limited amount of content, tireless hours went into building this new channel to have us present more powerfully to our prospects, the media industry and potential investors.

 

Enormous gratitude to our ever hard working Technical Director, Markus for the weeks of work and effort that went into this revamp. Enjoy! Click on the picture below to enjoy exploring the new channel

 

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Our Virtual Office is Now Live!

Hello everybody and welcome to our TMC virtual Office Phase 1. We are so excited to bring this office to you that will enable a single entry point to all of your work tools and applications required to work from anywhere in the world for TMC. Regular updates will be made to the Virtual Office and announced via our #Lounge in Slack and in the Lounge of the VO portal. Enjoy… any questions or suggestions please send through to #it-support in Slack. Enjoy!

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TMC Slack Channel is live

Our TMC slack channel is live. Slack is s team communication software that allows for transparent and structured communication for a virtual office environment. Enables cool automation, bots (artificial intelligence) and other tech and integrations. You can now find it in the VOP.

Happy Slacking… @markus

Join via https://tmcglobal.slack.com/signup and use your TMC address.

Slack has a website, a desktop app for windows and mac as well as mobile apps for Apple and Android. This way you’ll never miss out on communication. Slack also has plenty of plugins and macros/commands that we will gradually roll out, such as /skype @markus; that would open a skype call with me.

Spend some time with the learning center and the slackbot to learn how to use it.

https://get.slack.help/hc/en-us/categories/202622877-Slack-Guides

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