10-11 May 2023
Olympia London

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Indies in Lockdown

In this session we caught up with some of the leading figures in the non-scripted indie sector, exploring how they navigated the lockdowns and the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead as the industry (hopefully) edges back towards normality. What have they learned, will any changes be lasting, and what are their ambitions to reinvigorate their businesses in 2021 and beyond?

Chairperson
Jesse Whittock, Insight (Features) Editor - Broadcast
Speakers
Danielle Lux, Managing Director - CPL Productions
Ninder Billing, Head of Specialist Factual - The Garden Productions Ltd
Laura Mansfield, Creative Director - Outline Productions

Best of British: Screenwriting

How has the landscape changed for Screenwriters in the last 12 months and how has it affected the opportunities to write for TV? We talked to two of the UK's leading Screenwriters to find out their challenges from the last year, how they have kept themselves occupied and what projects are coming up for them.

Chairperson
Hannah Bowler, Reporter - Broadcast
Speakers
Sophie Petzal, Screenwriter
Sarah-Louise Hawkins, Screenwriter


 

Is there an elephant in the room? Strictly Come Dancing: Motion Graphics case study

Founded in 2009, Potion Pictures has expanded its team of multi-disciplined designers and project managers to include an array of creative styles and technical knowledge. Based on London’s Southbank, they travel across the world to work TV Studios, filming locations, and project sites.

One of their key television projects is Strictly Come Dancing and in a strange year for the programme Potion Pictures delivered their most exciting and extravagant motion graphics yet to really bring this series to life. David & Joe will be talking us through how they achieved that, the tight timelines working on the production and mixing in with the routines.

Chairperson
Sadie Groom, Managing Director - Bubble Agency
Speakers
David Newton, Managing Director - Potion Pictures
Joe Phillips, Lead Designer - Potion Pictures

So, you’re mixing from home? – How to setup and trust your speakers

When it comes to mixing audio content at home, it is incredibly important to be able to trust your monitors in your space.  In this session we’ll talk through what makes a monitor a ‘reference monitor’, identifying the best listening area in a room, picking the right monitor for your listening distance, how to setup your monitors to get the best sound and the importance of having reference material.

Speaker
Perry Swain, Brand Manager for Pro Audio - Source Distribution

Key Canon Technologies for Video Production

Presenting the cinema line up and core Canon technologies. 

Speakers
Mehdia Mehtal, Pro Video Specialist - Canon UK
Barry Griffin, B2B Production Segment Manager Professional Photo & Video Solutions - Canon UK
David Parry, Product Marketing Specialist - Canon UK

 

Exploring Virtual Production

Join Jamie Allan of NVIDIA and Asa Bailey of On-Set Facilities in a discussion exploring the state of the virtual production landscape. As many studios and broadcasters great and small begin to explore the benefits of Virtual Production using both traditional greenscreen and LED stages we will look at the new approaches required to planning and executing successful projects with these platforms. The technologies and processes involved, the evolving ecosystem of supporting partners and the burgeoning lexicon evolving in this discipline.

Speakers
Asa Bailey , Director / Virtual Production Director / Founder - OnSet Facilities
Jamie Allan, Media, Entertainment & Broadcast Lead, EMEA - NVIDIA
Nvidia
 

Web Broadcasting Solutions - Blackmagic Design Training

An in depth look at Blackmagic Design’s solutions for web broadcast and delivery, exploring web conferencing and webinars, as well as more complex live production systems.

Speaker

Darren Gosney, Technical Sales Manager - Blackmagic Design
 

BMG

In conversation with Sebastian Cardwell

Sebastian Cardwell talked to Alice Redman, discussing an unparalleled year for Channel 5 in 2020 and how it kept creativity, innovation and flexibility at the heart of its commissioning strategies, gaining a number of key industry accolades along the way. He shares the vision for Channel 5 and its wider portfolio of channels in 2021, with a focus on UK origination, in particular the channel’s ever growing and successful drama output, in addition to its wide factual offering.

Chairperson
Alice Redman, Senior Media Researcher - Broadcast
Speaker
Sebastian Cardwell, Controller of Digital Channels - Channel 5

The CEO Interview: Argonon

Argonon CEO James Burstall shared insights into how the superindie has kept producing during the pandemic, its plans for US expansion and a concerted push for more diverse content and diversity in people across their projects, which include entertainment hit The Masked Singer and Worzel Gummidge.

Chairperson
Michael Rosser, Freelance Journalist & Producer
Speaker
James Burstall, CEO - Argonon
 

Collaborate from anywhere

Hear from HP and Nvidia about the latest technology allowing 3D creators to access high-performance NVIDIA GPUs and Z by HP workstations to collaborate from anywhere in NVIDIA Omniverse™,  as used by an Oscar-winning creative studio in a transformational digital experience.

Speakers
Richard McGuinness, Z by HP UK&I M&E Advanced Compute Specialist - HP
Jamie Allan, Media, Entertainment & Broadcast Lead, EMEA - NVIDIA

Broadcast Sport: Focus on sports production

This panel discusses the technology driving innovations in sports production – including remote production; data-driven AR/graphics insights; the move to OTT/D2C; AI/automation of sports production; virtual studios enabling better in-studio insight; and so on, and how tech has come to the fore during Covid-19 lockdowns, to create virtual fans, accelerate remote/distributed production and enhance the insight provided to viewers at home.

Chairperson
Jake Bickerton, Editor - Broadcast Sport
Speakers
Laurie Beamont, Head of Graphics - MOOV
Bridget Bremner, Head of Production - Sky
Chris Evans, Head of Pro Video - Futuresource

In conversation with Inga Ruehl

Inga Ruehl is at the helm of all production operations within Sky Sports and Sky Production Services. She manages around 400 people, 15 studios, 10 galleries, 70+ edit suites, two grading suites and nine audio suites. Her teams look after the planning and delivering all of Sky Sports home-produced content for 11 live sports channels. And, as the head of Sky Production Services, Ruehl is responsible for studios and post-production staff and facilities, as well as outside broadcast crewing to internal and external clients, including Sky Sports and Sky News.

Chairperson
Jake Bickerton, Editor - Broadcast Sport
Speaker
Inga Ruehl, Executive Director, Production Services & Operations - Sky

In conversation with Gordon Buchanan MBE

The last year has been exceptionally difficult for natural history, factual docs genres. Gordon has made his name in wildlife filmmaking, both as a cameraman and as a presenter. After 30 years filming wild and wonderful creatures in remote areas of the planet, Gordon Buchanan has a reputation for relishing dangerous and tough assignments. He has taken part in challenging expeditions and adventures around the globe including South America, Asia, Africa, Papua New Guinea, Russia and Alaska, always with a view to raising awareness of the fragility of the world’s endangered species and habitats screens  In this conversation with Gordon we will reflect on the past year, how his projects have been affected and how he is planning for 2021 and beyond to bring us more of his exceptional documentaries.

Chairperson
Charlotte Wheeler, Event Director, MPTS
Speaker
Gordon Buchanan MBE

Technology case study delivered by NewTek

Join NewTek’s Senior Solution Architect, Liam Hayter, as he guides you on a tour of his home-office based production studio. See first-hand how easy it is to create your very own compact remote virtual studio with NewTek’s TriCaster and NDI to produce ‘better than broadcast’ content, and stream it live to any platform, even video conferencing – all from and safety of your home.

Speaker
Liam Hayter, Senior Solutions Architect, EMEA - NewTek Professional Services Group

Getting natural history back on track 

The pandemic has hit the filming community around the world, and whilst production has opened up again and filming commenced in controlled studio and location filming environments, the same cannot be said for those who produce the exceptional natural history series and documentaries we have all come to know and love.

With this expert panel we discuss the impact on this genre in terms of project planning, people, kit, post but also the valuable lessons learnt and new ways of working have emerged.  

Chairperson
Alex Farber, Deputy Editor - Broadcast
Speakers
George Panayiotou, Business Development Director - Films at 59
Helena Berglund, Head of Production - True to Nature
Lucy Bilson, Deputy Head of Production - Plimsoll Productions

Award-winning tech innovations

We chat to two of the 2020 Broadcast Tech innovation Award winners who will share their insights around the innovations both in remote production tools and cloud working. 

Chairperson
Jaisica Lapsiwala, Industry Consultant - Purple Ripple
Speakers
Morwen Williams, Head of UK Operations - BBC News
Dan Carew-Jones, Post-Production Consultant - Arrow International Media

Key Features in DaVinci Resolve 17 - Blackmagic Design Training

This webinar will take users through some of the key features in DaVinci Resolve 17, looking primarily at editing and grading. The session will look at DaVinci Resolve’s new HDR grading tools, Colour Warper, Smart Reframing and Multicam Syncing as well as looking at DaVinci Resolve’s new Color Management pipeline.

Speaker
Simon Hall, Senior Trainer - Blackmagic Design
bmg

Post Production - UK Outlook

Chairperson
Jake Bickerton, Editor - Broadcast Tech & Sport

Speakers
Rowan Bray, Managing Director - Clear Cut Pictures
Dave Cadle, Founder & CEO - ENVY Post Production
Nigel Bennett, CEO - Molinare
Fiona Burton, Post Production Technology Leader

Industry Suppliers: The Covid Consequences

Chairperson
Charlotte Wheeler, Event Director - Media Production & Technology Show

Speakers
Marc Risby, Managing Director - Boxer Systems
Meryl McLaren, Director of Media Services & Facilities - Gravity Media
Nigel Wilkes, Head of Broadcast & PROAV - Panasonic UK

UK Production Landscape

Chairperson
Michael Rosser Michael Rosser, Contributing Editor

Speakers
Kate Harwood, Managing Director - Euston Films
Laura Bessell, COO - Argonon
Sarah Freethy, Executive Producer - Woodcut Media

Broadcast Technology - Impact Discussion

Chairperson
Jaisica Lapsiwala, Industry Consultant - Purple Ripple

Speakers
George Cook, Head of Engineering - Electric Theatre Collective London
Kerry Shreeve, VP of Technology Operations - Discovery
Tim Sargeant, Head of Product, Video & Live Systems – BBC

2022 Exhibitors Include:

 


 

Testimonials

Testimonials

  • MPTS allows us to meet a range of new customers who may not be aware of our streaming services and the value they could add to their projects. The show consistently helps us win new projects and expand our range of clients.
    Jake Ward
    Groovy Gecko
  • It's really buzzing and lots of vendors to engage with and it's really encouraging to see really diverse representation. So it’s really great to finally see the industry embracing and welcoming people from all of those backgrounds.
    Purminder Gandhu
    BBC R&D
  • MPTS is an important date in the calendar for us, this is THE only broadcast show in the UK that supports pro audio. It’s great to be back amongst our industry peers and we look forward to meeting customers old and new.
    Paul Mortimer
    emerging Ltd
  • The Media Production and Technology Show is a great event for connecting with the local media and entertainment community - from broadcast execs to heads of production and post facilities, right through to the hands-on crew and operators that rely on our media services and technology solutions. As longtime supporters of MPTS and regular exhibitors at the show, we've seen the event grow bigger and stronger each year.
    Jason Cowan
    Jigsaw24
  • Shows like this are so important for the TV industry, especially just after covid. Coming out of covid, it's so important to get out there, see everyone, make those connections and make magic happen, this is exactly what the television industry needs.
    Kitty Scott-Claus
    Drag Race UK almni
  • It's lovely to see everyone back in the same place after such a long absence. And there’s a real buzz to the event today, there’s a lot of people here, there’s really nice energy. It’s been a really difficult 2 years for a lot of us, out of adversity comes innovation.
    Dean Webster
    Ten66 Television
  • We get to showcase, network, collaborate, learn and experience so many aspects of this profession. We met some game-changing clients and contacts who have added significant long term value to our external operation. With the Technology sector integrated this year, we're excited to understand how that could broaden our reach even further...
    Bethan Wilkin
    ITV
  • For the industry, shows like this are so important because everyone is working on their own thing and working incredibly hard, sometimes you have to step back and take a look at what other people are doing, what the competition are doing and bounce off one and other. So to have a situation where you can meet other industry professionals and discuss some of the challenges that you’ve faced, I think it can only be a good thing.
    Alison Bender
    TV Presenter
  • As the industry comes back together for 2022, one-to-one relationships are more important than ever and The Media Production & Technology Show provides ELEMENTS with a great platform to meet with like-minded people in this specialist industry.
    Alistair Washbourn
    ELEMENTS
  • It's so well attended and it's so nice to be back here with everybody looking at all the new cool stuff, it's really good.
    Jet Omoshebi
    Goldcrest Post
  • In a normal calendar year, the value offering MPS offers with such a diverse and user end focus of visitors is invaluable. After the recent times we have all experienced, the overwhelming input we have received from productions and customers alike, our expectations are for an amazing show….
    Brian Larter
    CueScript
  • MPTS has always been an event which we enjoy being part of, giving us the opportunity to meet our current customers in one place and being introduced to new ones. This year is most exciting, due to us being able to see faces we haven’t seen in quite a while, and the first exhibition we will be at this year.
    Holly Rowsell
    Polar Graphics Ltd
  • Shows like The Media Production and Technology Show are so important for people to actually see the products, speak to the professionals and show them how they can use it within the industry for themselves, it's so good to be back.
    Barry Griffin
    Canon UK
  • It was very exciting to have such a group of interesting people who know their stuff, to just dive straight back in to the in-person conference. I’m really excited to be back, walking the floors, looking at all the cool interesting stuff and talking to some real media industry leaders.
    LJ Rich
    Presenter and Broadcaster
  • It’s really great to be at the Media Production and Technology Show in 2022. The atmosphere is absolutely incredible, really pleased we’re partnering with the show again this year. It's really so exciting to be able to make connections again, meet people face to face and we’re really delighted to be back on the show floor having a fantastic time!
    Carrie Wootten
    Rise