Stuttgart, Germany
April 24 - 27

Dave Gouge, Head of Marketing & Publicity, Weta Digital

Dave GougĂ© is the Head of Marketing & Publicity at Weta Digital. He manages the overall reputation of the studio, including company positioning and messaging as well as publicity, event and digital marketing strategy.  He helped established the NZ chapter of the Visual Effects Society and is an active member of its Board and serves on the conference Program Boards of FMX and  Animfx NZ. Dave is also an experienced speaker, interviewer and moderator.

Prior to Weta Digital, Dave was the Film & Games Sr. Industry Marketing Manager for Autodesk. He continues to advise new and emerging players in the technology/mobile space on marketing and go-to-market strategy.

Dave began his career in advertising, working at top firms like Young & Rubicam and Goodby Silverstein & Partners as well as smaller shops specialising in digital and integrated marketing.  With over 20 years of experience, Dave has a unique talent for building technology and entertainment brands.

FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and the MFG Film Funding, taking place in cooperation with VES Visual Effects Society, ACM SIGGRAPH and the World Building Institute, supported by Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart (AMCRS), AMD, AutodeskBackstage, Epic Games and Mackevision. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by the Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Day (APD), a joint venture with the Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS).