26th March 1999

NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGY IN ACTION  ON SET

 

A ground-breaking Internet-based information system designed by a Hull academic was used on the set of the forthcoming film ‘Plunkett & Macleane’.

 

‘Kinonet’ was created and developed by Grethe Mitchell, a senior lecturer in Interactive Design at the Queens Gardens campus of the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

“Its use on the set of ‘Plunkett & Macleane’ was a world first for the film industry,” said Grethe, who also runs her own new media business consultancy in Hull.

 

“As I have over fifteen years’ experience in film and television much of our work is for the film industry.”

 

For the past two years Grethe has given a presentation on her ‘Kinonet’ system at the Milia d’Or awards in Cannes - the new media equivalent of the Cannes Film festival.

She was also invited to sit on the jury for the 1999 awards which were held last month.

 

The film ‘Plunkett & Macleane’ stars Robert Carlyle and Liv Tyler and is released in the UK on 2nd April.

 

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For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

or contact Grethe Mitchell direct on 0171 602 3382