Lorne Lanning, Spencer Halpin Join New Media Film Festival

Lorne Lanning, creator of the Oddworld video game series, and Spencer Halpin, director of the controversial documentary Spencer Halpin’s Mortal Kombat, will join founder/director Susan Johnston at the 2nd Annual New Medial Film Festival held in Los Angeles May 20 – 21.

Spencer Halpin’s Mortal Kombat examines the violence in modern video games, interviewing leading politicians, game developers, consumer advocates, retailers, and more who believe video games should be banned as well as those who believe games should be protected under the First Amendment. Interviewees include Joseph Lieberman, Dr. David Walsh, Jack Thompson, Dr. Michael Rich, Lorne Lanning, Greg Fischbach, Dean Takahashi, Jeff Griffiths, John Marmaduke, Pamela Eakes, Andy McNamara, Greg Ballard, Bob McKenzie, American McGee, Hal Halpin (Spencer Halpin's brother), Lt. Col Grossman, Phil O'Neil, Marie Sylla, Ed Williams, Richard Ow, Dr. Henry Jenkins, and Jason Della Rocca.

Lorne Lanning has served on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences in addition to being the co-founder of Oddworld Inhabitants, a video game developer which has sold over 6 million games and won more than 100 industry awards.

Touted as “Sundance for the Facebook Crowd,” the New Media Film Festival is dedicated to the creation, development, and distribution of new media content in all forms and across all platforms. Visit newmediafilmfestival.com for more information.

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