Production Futures is an initiative created to provide opportunities for young people to learn, train, network, and develop real careers in production across every area of the live event, music, touring, theatre, TV, broadcast and film industries.
As part of its continuing programme of ON TOUR live events, Production Futures will visit Nottingham’s Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies on 23 January, in company with world-leading industry experts and brand partners including manufacturers Sennheiser, Avolites, ChamSys, Chauvet Professional, Shure, NEXO, disguise, Brompton Technology, TAIT, Roe Visual, Riedel Communications, and Vectorworks, as well as a number of leading supply and production companies.
Part of Nottingham Trent University (NTU), Confetti has two campuses, one in Nottingham and a new one in East London, scheduled to open this September. Production Futures ON TOUR will visit the Nottingham campus, based in the heart of the city’s award winning Creative Quarter. Confetti has specialist hubs dedicated to digital, media, film, TV, music and live events, and offers further education from age 16, as well as higher education degree courses.
Reflecting the importance it attaches to providing students with access to careers in the creative industries, Confetti will release all its students from timetabled activities to enable their attendance. The event will also be open to all young people from Nottingham and its surrounding areas who wish to explore careers in production.
The event will be staged across the Confetti campus with activities, including panel discussions, hands-on experiences and talks, taking place at the Metronome music and live events hub and the Confetti X complex, a purpose-built suite designed for Esports production and other emerging technologies. Special guests include top music producer, director and songwriter, Steve Anderson (Kylie Minogue, Westlife etc), alongside a number of other industry-leading experts who will cover an extensive range of topics.
Newly introduced for the Confetti event is the Production Futures ‘Industry Hangout’ where the young people in attendance can informally discuss specific job and training opportunities with the organisation’s brand partners. As part of an initiative to increase its reach within the industry, Production Futures is also inviting prospective new brand partners to attend the ‘Hangout’ to see for themselves the huge potential talent waiting to be unlocked.
Hannah Eakins, CEO at Production Futures, is looking forward to the day: “We’re delighted to be bringing our ON TOUR event to Nottingham and working with Confetti to provide young people in the area with the opportunity to engage directly with key players in the production industries. The importance of a face to face platform where the next generation of talent can really get under the skin of what our industry can offer can’t be underestimated. As we know, there is a skills shortage across what is a rapidly growing sector and our brand partners place a high value on being able to tap in to what is a huge pool of talent.”
Confetti founder and Chief Executive, Craig Chettle MBE added: “We’re excited to be hosting Production Futures at our Metronome and Confetti X facilities in Nottingham. The event aligns with our ‘Do it For Real’ ethos, affording those wanting to get into the creative and entertainment industries a fantastic opportunity to hear from experts, attend masterclasses, and connect with key industry partners.”
To find out more about the Production Futures event and to reserve your free place, please visit the event listing on Eventbrite here.
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