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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...

Production Futures joins ‘Bring the Drama’ Festival

Production Futures is proud to announce that it has been chosen as a partner for the BBC’s Bring the Drama Festival. This initiative sees the BBC joining forces with some of the UK’s leading cultural organisations to create the first festival of its kind, aimed at bringing together stage and screen and opening up the...

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...

WINNER SPOTLIGHT – Emily Haigh

Events Management/Logistics newcomer of the year Emily Haigh talks to us about her career highlights and why networking is so important. Emily, Did you study? If so, where and what?   I did, I went to Leeds Arts University to study Visual Communication. I initially wanted to become a graphic designer, and spent 2 years...

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...

WINNER SPOTLIGHT – Noelle Vanya

Music Production/Studio newcomer of the year Noelle Vanyi talks to us about her career highlights and why networking is so important. Noelle, Did you study? If so, where and what?    Yes I did. I studied a joint degree in Vocals & Songwriting at BIMM London from 2020 until 2023 and I am currently doing...

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,...
The Power of Events Industry Insight App

The Power of Events Unveils Roadshow to Launch Event Industry Insight App

The Power of Events announces its cross-four-nation tour to introduce the Event Industry Insight App. This unique roadshow will traverse the four nations, igniting enthusiasm and showcasing the immense potential of this groundbreaking app. It is designed to be an innovative tool for industry partners to help them with their insight/data and research needs, leveraging...

ON TOUR event to return to Wakefield on September 28th…

Production Futures runs a series ON TOUR events throughout the year, where young visitors from all over the UK are able to directly connect with representatives of its brand partners to learn more about and explore employment opportunities in the industry. This year’s flagship event will take place at Production Park in Wakefield on Thursday...

Production Futures Renews Partnership with Leeds Digital Festival.

Having delivered another series of successful live events during the course of the year, Production Futures will hold its flagship ON TOUR event at Production Park, Wakefield on Thursday September 28th. Following last year’s success the event will once again be live-streamed by Production Futures and feature as part of Leeds Digital Festival, which runs...

AFEM Code of Conduct

Production Futures Promotes AFEM Code of Conduct at Flagship Event When Production Futures embarked on its 22/23 programme of ON TOUR live events last year it adopted the code of conduct drawn up by the Association For Electronic Music (AFEM), which seeks to address issues around sexual harassment and gender discrimination. AFEM actively advocates best...

one to watch – Pranav Mahesh

A Degree of Satisfaction – Pranav Mahesh Thrives at Carallon While Pranav Mahesh was working on one of his school’s music productions, something clicked. He was so inspired by the way different teams worked creatively together to deliver the best possible experience for the audience, that by the end of the show’s run he was...

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...

Production Futures Expands and Re-formats Breakthrough Talent Awards for 2023

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, Festival, Theatre, TV, Broadcast and Film industries. At its most recent On Tour roadshow event in Manchester, which was opened by Greater Manchester Mayor...

Production Futures ON TOUR event to return to Manchester on May 3rd

Production Futures is currently running a series of ON TOUR events, where young visitors from schools, colleges and universities all over the UK are able to directly connect with representatives of its brand partners to learn more about and explore employment opportunities in the industry. The next event will take place in partnership with Access...

Production Futures ON TOUR to visit University of Gloucestershire’s School of Creative Industries

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. Following the success of its recent roadshow at the Confetti Institute in Nottingham, which was attended by more...

one to watch – Dan Pratley

Full Steam Ahead at Pearce Hire for Dan Pratley Steam enthusiast Dan Pratley is twenty-three and hails from Thetford, Norfolk. Regular visits to the Weeting Steam Rally near Brandon might not at first glance appear to be connected to a career in production, but as will become clear, they played their part in this professional...

Production Futures Breakthrough Award Winners Announced at ON TOUR Event

This year, the six winners received their awards at the Production Futures ON TOUR event which took place in late September at Production Park in Wakefield. The event was the first of a series taking place across the UK in the coming months, and saw more than six hundred young people through its doors. Thirty-five...
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