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Hannah Eakins

Production Futures ON TOUR to Visit AO Arena in Manchester

Production Futures is excited to announce that its next ON TOUR event will take place at the AO Arena, Manchester on Tuesday 30th April. The venue, recently underwent a £50 million makeover, making it one most cutting-edge facilities (and the largest) of its kind in the UK. As its first Arena outing, this will be...

INTRODUCING : Angie Berwick, our Production Futures Education Ambassador

We are excited to welcome Angie Berwick, Programme Leader for Events and Technical Theatre at Cheshire College, as our Production Futures Education Ambassador. What first got you into education? “My personal experience of training in technical theatre was in an FE college and I loved every minute. The teachers all worked in the industry and...

WMCA Mayor backs Production Futures

As the Tour returns to Fly By Nite Studios, Redditch on 9 February 2024 Production Futures creates opportunities for young people to learn, train, network and develop careers in production across every area of the live event, music, touring, theatre, TV, broadcast and film industries. The initiative runs a series ON TOUR events throughout the...

Illuminating Emotions – Luke Edwards

The Profound Impact of Lighting at Concerts by Rental and Touring Specialist and Lighting Designer Luke Edwards. Photo Credit – Nick Pope When we think about attending a concert, the first things that come to mind are often the artist, the music, and the crowd’s energy. However, one element that often goes unnoticed but holds...

WINNER SPOTLIGHT – Serena Bliss

Entrepreneur of the Year and TV/Broadcast Production Newcomer of the Year Serena Bliss talks to us about her career highlights and why networking is so important. Serena, what was your very first industry role and how did you get it?My first major project was working for Lux Machina as Virtual Production Stage Coordinator for Silo,...

Production Futures heads to the Showman’s Show this week!

Production Futures, The Power of Events and The Showman’s Show team up to deliver Your Calling In a new initiative for 2023, The Showman’s Show, Production Futures and the Power of Events are teaming up to create a pop-up job clinic Your Calling at this year’s event. Held at the show on Wednesday 18 October,...

NOWIE announces Board of Advisors

Network of Women In Events has today announced its inaugural Board of Advisors. NOWIE was founded in 2013, adopted a newly constituted committee and team in late 2021 and the Board of Advisors marks the next step in its growth. The Board’s specialisms include Diversity and Inclusion, PR, Organisational Operations, Fundraising, HR and more. NOWIE...

frame:work: London 2022 November 3&4 at CodeNode

frame:work is hosting their first in-person conference for the creative video community frame:work is a community organization for creative video professionals working in screens dominated live events, installations and virtual productions. frame:work:london is a conference for conversations about the unique challenges of creating video for physical spaces, live performance and virtual worlds. Attendees range from...

Method Events to deliver expanded Truck Festival supporting UN Women’s #SafeSpacesNow campaign

Truck Festival, the Oxfordshire-based music festival founded in 1998, returns to Hill Farm from 22-24 July 2022. This year, the festival features a number of new elements delivered by independent production company Method Events. It is also supporting UN Women UK’s #SafeSpacesNow campaign to tackle harassment and ensure all who attend have a safe, inclusive...

Harry Boyde, 27

Harry won his Breakthrough Award back in 2019 and has already started his incredibly successful career touring the world with ER Productions.  We caught up with him in the midst of his busiest Summer ever.    How did your passion for the production industry begin? Both my parents worked in the industry before I was...

Kat Ellis, 26

Kat Ellis won her Breakthrough Talent Award back in 2016 and was one of our very first winners.  She has gone on to have a super successful career and is proof that there are many opportunities out there given the right work ethic and resilience.  Just last week, Kat won yet another award the ‘ABTT...

Cedric Duré, 18

Our 2021 Breakthrough Winner Cedric proves that you do not necessarily have to go down a conventional career path and that in fact hard work, resilience and positive attitude can take you anywhere.  We managed to grab him for a few minutes at the TPi Awards last month as he made the trip over from...

Neko Trust and Gallowglass launch ‘Diversity in Crewing’ programme

Neko Trust has joined forces with Gallowglass to launch Future Crew – a training scheme to tackle the lack of diversity in backstage crew and support the reskilling of the sector.  The programme is being piloted between June and August 2022 to inspire young people most in need to access jobs and training. The initial...

Owen McIlreavy, 22

Owen won his Breakthrough Award back in 2019 and has already had an impressive start to his career, which is all down to his attitude and hard work.   How did your passion for the production industry begin? Classically, like a lot of event industry professionals, I first did school concerts and discos where I...

Co-op Live to Bring World’s Best Events to Manchester

Co-op Live, the new 23,500 capacity and £365m entertainment venue opening in Manchester, will be the biggest in the UK and attract the best global events and fans to the city. Backed by investors, Oak View Group, City Football Group and international superstar Harry Styles, the venue will announce its first acts in September and...

Oli Crump, 27

We caught up with one of our 2019 Breakthrough winners Oli who is in the midst of one of the busiest Spring/Summers ever and about to complete his very first World Tour!    How did your passion for the production industry begin? I ended up behind the scenes by accident really – I had no...

Pioneer DJ Presents : Start From Scratch workshops to celebrate the LGBTQI+ community

AlphaTheta Corporation announces an upcoming series of workshops hosted by its brand Pioneer DJ to celebrate the LGBTQI+ community. Throughout the months of June, July, and August, aspiring DJs and producers from the LGBTQI+ community will have the chance to learn new skills and gain insight into effective ways to pursue a career in music at the...

Ryan McClintock, 27

Ryan graduated from Backstage Academy back in 2017, and he has certainly been busy ever since!  We caught up with him before he headed off to his role as Site Office Manager at this years Parklife Festival, Manchester.  How did your passion for the production industry begin? I was Stage & Production Manager for a...

Next stop announced for Production Futures ON TOUR 2022

On 29 September, Backstage Academy will be the next stop for the Production Futures tour, hosted on Production Park in Wakefield.  Join us for an exciting day packed with training, networking and work opportunities, as well as live demos with the latest technology. Come and meet our world leading partners, speakers and panellists talking about...
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