The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 5AW Friday 23rd February 2018: 8.30am – 12 noon
The entertainment industry revolves around dazzling and amazing it’s audiences, but we often don’t appreciate the innovation and engineering that goes into bringing these things to life.
And that’s probably the point – the audience aren’t meant to see the wires and the joins. But sometimes it’s good to peer behind the scenes to see design and creativity that makes film, TV and live events so spectacular, which is often just as amazing as the finished product.
So we’ve brought together some of the leading proponents of entertainment magic, to let you see just how they do it.
Tim Leigh, Marketing Director, Stage One
From the Olympic Cauldron at the London 2012 opening ceremony, to the stage set for The Voice and the Yorkshire Tea Trucks at the Tour de France, Stage One have created and delivered some of the most awe inspiring objects ever seem.
Tim will talk us through some of these incredible projects and give an insight into what brings them to life.
Mark Robinson, Founder and Creative Director, Shiver
Mark Robinson is the founder and Creative Director of Shiver – one of the biggest players in British television when it comes to factual entertainment – from Come Dine With Me to The Pride of Britain Awards, Paul O’Grady: For The Love of Dogs to Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.
Shiver was founded at Kirkstall Road in Leeds and now operates out of three offices in London, Salford and Leeds.
Over the last five years Shiver’s Leeds team has made over 50 different factual entertainment series or high profile one-offs for ITV, BBC1, BBC2, Gold, C4 and Channel 5, including BAFTA and Rose D’Or nominated titles like May The Best House Win, The Miners’ Strike & Me, Peter Kay: 20 Years of Funny, Tales From Northumberland with Robson Green, Elton John: The Nation’s Favourite Song, Eric and Ernie’s Home Movies and David Jason: My Life On Screen – all made at Shiver’s ITV Yorkshire office.
Rise and Design lasts for approximately three hours, and includes networking before and after speakers. There is a chance to pitch at the end of the speakers’ presentations, and you can book a stand for the whole event. We encourage all delegates to stay after presentations for networking – it is one of the most valuable parts of Rise and Design.
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