Birmingham based 3600 agency Big Cat, have secured a deal as the UK territory partner for an exciting new interactive entertainment experience, from EMS Exhibits the official international booking agent and promoter of CSI: The Experience – coming to Birmingham in February. Big Cat has been selected to deliver the event management & logistics, PR, social media marketing and design implementation.
February 26 sees the UK premier of CSI: The Experience which takes visitors on an exhilarating journey through dark alleys and hot deserts, to gather evidence and crack the case. CSI: The Experience will be making its UK debut in Birmingham next month in the country’s busiest shopping centre, Bullring Birmingham. The hugely successful attraction will challenge and stimulate all its visitors. CSI: The Experience is developed by the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and produced by EMS Exhibits, a division of Event Marketing Service GmbH under a license from CBS Consumer Products.
Nick Morgan, CEO of Big Cat Group said: “This year is set to be an exciting year for Big Cat. CSI: The Experience will be the second international attraction that we have opened in Birmingham after a successful 3 month run of Bodies Revealed at the Custard Factory; part of a wider initiative to bring world class events to Birmingham as oppose to London and Manchester.
“We’ve been meticulously planning the project for some time now, and are excited to see all of the teams hard work come to fruition. The Bullring is a fantastic location for CSI: The Experience and we are delighted to be opening the first attraction in the busy shopping centre.
“The show has already visited Vienna, Dublin, Warsaw, Budapest and Las Vegas, all of which have been great successes. We’re hoping that the Birmingham experience will continue the trend.”
Written by Anthony Tattum on 26 Aug 09 at 10:20am
I am no expert on film making. There, I have said it, so my following comments are based on observations and research. Film making is changing. More specifically: how to make a living from it as a small indie.
Nora playing the piano
I was participating in a conference, Hello Digital, a screen and digital media conference and festival which we [Big Cat] helped organise last year. Film makers were asking a guy from Channel 4 how to make money from film making any more when people download them for free?
The internet has forced a lot of traditional industries to rethink their business models. The media, high street retail and insurance to name but a few have seen revenues decimated by online competition.
There may be a light at the end of the tunnel. Rupert Neate reported in the Telegraph today that the Google owned website YouTube has extended a scheme to share advertising revenues with prolific creators to include one-off video which “goes viral” and proves very popular. The notion of employing global social platforms to distribute content and gain infamy or money is nothing new.
Lauren Luke, a 27-year old from Newcastle-upon-Tyne has dropped out of school and become Britain’s most successful YouTube video creator offering beauty how-to tips.
At present only US-based users will be able to participate, but YouTube has said it intends to extend the scheme internationally. But does this mean that to make a living our highly creative film makers will have to “sell out” and produce piano-playing kitten videos or film their friends doing death defying stunts?
Sharkey and George – the crime busters of the sea bring you monthly news from the BigCat board room…
Feels more like a tropical watering hole than a fish bowl this month…. It’s been so steamy we haven’t been able to see much : (
The BigCat team has been enjoying the fantastic sunshine – taking full advantage by having meetings on St Paul’s square, playing table tennis in The Lord Clifden and working at the Download festival!
I got very excited when celebrating Kenny and Corn’s birthdays; this resulted in a bleary eyed night at The Victoria. Corn has been missing ever since – feared still asleep in the pub toilet!
We secretly filmed the present giving in the office. We don’t think Corn liked his presents- what do you think?
Once again the board room has been full of new faces The NEC Group’s MD Paul Thandi dropped into the office for a few hours; we were a little scared of him so we hid under the tree in our bowl until he had gone!!!
George was worried that West Midlands Police had come to arrest us, but they had only come to talk about another new Social Media campaign…..phewww.
This month we will be reporting exclusively from Pride London, taking some pictures of the Home Office float designed by the creative lot at BigCat.
Hope to see you soon,
Love Sharkey xx