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Game Development Funding and Finance Issues

Sponsored by Media Arts Lawyers

18 July 2006, From 6:30pm, Melbourne, Australia Melbourne, Australia, 10 July 2006 - Dissecta presents 'Game Development Funding and Finance Issues' 18th July in Melbourne, sponsored by law firm Media Arts Lawyers. Tom Parkinson, Chair of the new Electronic Games Investment Fund and proprietor of Avoca Media Holdings, and Melanie Wheeler, who was an investment banker for five years in London and specialised in mergers and acquisitions in the video games industry, will discuss issues involved in game development funding and finance. Tom has substantial expertise in the financing of media projects and how previous financing models relate to the game industry today, while Melanie will provide a perspective drawn from several years in the financial end of the ever-dynamic UK game industry. The 1.5 hour event includes an audience Q&A and will be followed by complimentary networking drinks. Game Development Funding and Finance Issues will be held Tuesday 18th July 2006, starting at 6:30pm and concluding at 8pm, at the Australian Games Innovation Centre (Academy of Interactive Entertainment Presentation Room), in the Atari Building, Melbourne, Australia. Followed by complimentary networking drinks. For booking and pricing details, visit Dissecta online at LINKS Electronic Games Investment Fund Media Arts Lawyers ABOUT DISSECTA Dissecta is an event based community, providing game fans and game makers the opportunity to hear and see the latest games and ideas, hear about game making, and discuss recently released video games with the creators. For more information visit Special thanks to the Australian Games Innovation Centre which is run by the Game Developers Association of Australia, and special thanks to the Academy of Interactive Entertainment Melbourne Campus. Dissecta is supported by Film Victoria's Digital Media Fund: The Digital Media Fund is funded by Multimedia Victoria as an ICT industry development initiative aimed at bringing together technology, creativity and talent, for the benefit of all Victorians. Link:

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