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Matt Locke

Storythings

Director

Matt Locke, Director – Storythings

Matt Locke is the Director of Storythings, a new company established to explore new ways of storytelling. Before starting Storythings, Matt was Head of Multi-platform Commissioning at Channel 4.In this role, he was responsible for running the Multi-platform Commissioning team with a £7m budget for multi-platform projects around some of Channel 4′s biggest brands, including Million Pound Drop, Skins, Misfits, Embarrassing Bodies and Big Brother, and developing a new commissioning strategy based on emerging audience behaviours. In addition to managing a restructure of the MPC team based on this strategy, Matt also recruited and managed the team responsible for building Channel 4′s online presence for the 2012 Paralympics. Prior to this Matt was Commissioning Editor for Education at Channel 4, where he was responsible for a £5m annual budget, commissioning many cross platform and transmedia projects. Matt was hired by Channel 4 to shift the Education department’s focus from linear TV to solely cross-platform commissioning – the only time a mainstream broadcaster has shifted an entire department’s budget from TV production to cross-platform production.