The inaugural Media Production Show, to be held in London in June, is reflecting the healthy state of the UK drama industry with a line-up of top names.
Held on 9 and 10 June at the Business Design Centre in London’s Islington, the two-day event includes a wide variety of seminars, including several from well-established names in the burgeoning field of drama production.
Joining keynote speaker, Red Planet Pictures founder Tony Jordan, is Lewis Arnold - who will share his thoughts on directing UK dramas for an international audience.
Arnold has plenty of experience in directing high-profile dramas, with credits including Prey, Humans, Banana and Misfits. He will be returning to Humans when the second series begins filming in April.
The seminar will focus on the ways in which international drama co-productions can affect UK shoots, including the potential impact on the director’s creative freedom.
With the gender divide rife in many sectors within film and TV production, the show has also planned a seminar with Julia Stannard and Virginia Gilbert about becoming successful women in the film and TV industry.
Stannard recently produced BBC1’s War and Peace as well as The Great Train Robbery, The Awakening, Public Enemies and United, while Gilbert’s credits include her debut feature as writer/director of A Long Way From Home which was nominated for the Michael Powell award for Best British Feature.
Also sharing their expertise at the event are directors Bruce Goodison and Edward Bazalgette, whose joint session will focus on directing award-winning drama. The two have racked up a considerable raft of credits: Bazalgette has helmed DCI Banks, Poldark, A Mother’s Son and, more recently, ITV Encore’s ambitious new period drama Houdini and Doyle.
Goodison’s TV work spans Our World War, Home Fires and the BBC’s runaway hit of last year Doctor Foster. He is also attached to Born to Kill, Channel 4’s new psychological thriller which films in Cardiff from June.
The Media Production Show takes place Thursday 9 and Friday 10 June at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London.
For more information and to register your interest in attending the show visit mediaproductionshow.com
The Media Production Show is organised by Media Business Insight, the publisher of Broadcast, Screen and shots magazines