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Soho Media Club 

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Our next meetup takes place on:

Wednesday 29th January 2020

 6:30pm - 8:30pm in a secret Soho location

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THE CONCEPT

 
 

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The Team

A little bit about us

We're Tom and Jaisica, the founders of Soho Media Club. We met at a media & entertainment show in Las Vegas two years ago and quickly discovered a common passion for connecting people.    

 

We share 3 key beliefs: Collaboration, Inclusion and Everyone having a Voice.  We saw an opportunity to create a club for those in the production, post-production and distribution community who share our beliefs and want to make the whole industry better. 

Jaisica Lapsiwala

Co-founder

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Jaisica has two decades of experience in event programming and content creation. Most recently she's worked as Content Director at The Telegraph and at IBC.

 

 

Jaisica has a track record of successfully transforming, scaling and launching new products including large-scale conferences; invite-only summits; fringe events; awards and networking forums.

 

Armed with heaps of experience in creating, managing and delivering global content strategies and campaigns across multiple channels including live events, social media, print and inhouse TV, Jaisica is skilled at bridging the gap between digital and live event content and working collaboratively with editors to create structured media campaigns. 

 

She is passionate about diversity and inclusion and launched the D&I initiative at IBC and regularly speaks on panels on this subject.  Her focus is on empowering individuals and organisations no matter their background, status or gender to be the best version of themselves.

 

 

Jaisica loves to watch French & Bollywood films and is still dreaming of one day becoming a Bollywood dancer.  

 

Jaisica has a love of trying new Gins & Tonics, so much so, she has a new variety delivered to her house monthly.

Tomasz Witkowski

Co-founder

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Tom has over 20 years’ experience in the global motion picture industry.  Having held positions at pioneering industry brands such as Dolby, Eclair and currently Sundog Media Toolkit.

 

Tom is an accomplished engineer with knowledge spanning across post-production workflows and processes, encoding, conforming and editing theatrical and TV content for mastering. 

 

Tom is very skilled in handling digital cinema packages for high-profile screenings; as well as theatre and projector installation, calibration, and alignment for image and audio, including 3D, HDR and Immersive audio projection. 

 

 

Tom is a member of influential media bodies such as SMPTE, BSI, ISO, and DPP. Tom was a key part of the team who set up the SMPTE Poland section and helped create the portal forSMPTE DCP.(Digital Cinema Package) migration project He also is involved in many technical projects such as IMF (Interoperable Master Format)

 

Tom loves psychology and has a dream of one day participating in a professional Thai boxing match...in Thailand.

 

If you ever want to buy Tom a drink, his favorite tipple is a Jack Daniels and Coke.  

 

Muki Kulhan

Resident Host

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Muki is an award-winning Executive Digital Producer with over two decades creating groundbreaking content for music, broadcasting, entertainment and tech innovation. After 10 years growing MTV’s digital and interactive platforms in the ‘00s, she now runs her own digital production company Muki-International, producing immersive 360°VR/AR/MR experiences, live social content, digital strategies and in-depth industry R&D for TV, Music & A-List artists. 

Recent clients and highlights include BOSE AR, the Abbey Roads Studios Spatial Audio Forum, and being a judge for the Broadcast Digital Awards, IBC Young Pioneer Award and the VR Awards 2019. Currently, she is exec’ing with Playlines AR studios location-based, immersive AR rap-experience, Harry Shotta's ‘Consequences’, which was a finalist for the “Innovation in Storytelling Prize” at NYC’s Future of Storytelling Summit 2018. and runner-up at Opera Beyond, the Finnish National Opera's tech innovation prize.

And, as the BBC’s Digital Executive for The Voice UK (s4&5), she produced  “The Virtual Voice’, the first-ever series of 360°VR for a Saturday flagship show.

Muki regularly keynotes and chairs at scores of media and tech conferences worldwide including IBC where she is on the Content Steering Group, and Diversity & Inclusion Committees, as well as other tech shows like Dublin Music x Tech Summit, Berlin Music:Most Wanted, MWC/4YFN, BAFTA, VR World Congress, Zurich Film Festival, FutureBook Live, Cambridge Wireless, BIME, Wearable Tech Show and more.

She also deputy-hosts the popular monthly meet-up Augmenting Reality (6k+ members!) at London’s Microsoft Reactor, and is an active member of the Royal Television Society, Women in Immersive Tech and the British Screen Advisory Council (UK government's media think tank).

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Chloe Blackwell

Resident Tech Guru

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Chloe is a renowned post production supervisor with over a decade of experience gained, both in-house and Central London facilities working for major UK television providers across multiple genres.

Chloe is fully conversant with post workflows and has direct experience with DPP file based delivery.  Most recently she is credited with creating the unique 4K HDR workflow for Amazon Prime show The Grand Tour.

Eleanor Grondin Mons 

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Eleanor is a script-supervisor and award-winning screenwriter. She moved from France to the UK permanently in 2018, after graduating from the Sorbonne (Paris III) and working as a development and production assistant at Flach Film, a Paris-based leading TV documentary production company. 

 

She’s since collaborated with French and British directors, resulting in several projects currently in pre-production, among which her first produced feature screenplay, co-written with second time director and actor Raphaël Neal. 

One of her scripts, “Sieda”, has won “Best Short Film Screenplay” at the Shorts TV competition in Cannes (edition 2018) and she is now in development for her first feature documentary, an anthropological film about the French island “La Réunion” in the Indian Ocean. 

She’s also been approached to write an adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ “The Night of the Iguana”, in contemporary settings. 

 

Fearless and passionate, Eleanor has travelled across the UK, mainland Europe, and to Africa, to follow projects she believes in, seeking to use her work to stimulate imagination and a sense of responsibility to positively impact our world and advocate for change.  

 

Before all that, she took a year to cross the European continent, by foot, simply because she wanted to.  

 

Her favourite drink is whiskey – neat, with a glass of ambient tap water on the side. 

 

Eleanor might come across as slightly smug at first, but don’t worry, she’s just French. And millennial. As the saying goes, “nobody’s perfect”.

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OUR SUPPORTERS

Exceptional quality content with a careful balance of practical and visionary talks from renowned speakers, an inspired attendee crowd and top location make our events a brilliant opportunity for supporters to position themselves as an integrated part of the community. 

 

The options are endless - from sponsoring the bar to providing great content, one thing is key - our supporters must bring an extra sprinkle of sparkle to our club nights.  

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