On Wednesday 10 May, MPTS opens its two-day programme packed with creative inspiration and technological innovation from the cutting edge of UK film and TV production

London, UK – 03 May 2023 – Excitement is building as there is just one week to go until the country’s largest event for the broadcast media, production and technology industry opens its doors. Peaky Blinders creator and Star Wars screenwriter Steven Knight CBE is just one of many headline guests set to take to the stage at The Media Production & Technology Show  (MPTS) on 10 -11 May, at London Olympia.

Knight joins more than 300 confirmed speakers across the two days, featuring on six stages – Keynote, Audio, Production, Post Production, Technology, and Virtual Production. The editorially curated conference is already the biggest MPTS programme ever – and the entire show is FREE to attend!

Attendees will have an exclusive opportunity to hear ‘hot off the press’ from some of the news organisations who have played a significant part in the broadcast delivery of The Coronation including Sarah Parrish, Senior Producer, Senior Producer, UK Content, BBC News and Maddii Lown, Senior News Editor, Events at Sky News on a panel on 11 May.

Other luminaries speaking at MPTS include BAFTA winning screenwriter Danny Brocklehurst (Shameless) and Daniela Neumann, who runs multi-award winning indie Spun Gold TV.

With synthetic media among the most exciting and problematic technologies ever to emerge, this is the optimum moment to hear how the industry should prepare from Jo Plaete, Chief Innovation Officer at Metaphysic, the company behind the famous Tom Cruise deepfakes.

Other top attractions include an exclusive interview with All Quiet On The Western Front sound designer Markus Stemler, who will explain how the BAFTA Award-winning film brought the reality of warfare to audiences.

The creative team behind Academy Award winning animated short The Boy, The Mole, The Fox & The Horse reveal their secrets. Find out how HBO’s House Of The Dragon won the 2023 BAFTA Craft Award for Sound: Fiction and take a masterclass in action editing with Nathan Orloff who helped director Chad Stahelski and Keanu Reeves mastermind John Wick 4.

The booming interest in Virtual Production is reflected in a keynote by BK Johannessen, Unreal Engine Business Director for Broadcast and Live Events at Epic Games. The expanded Virtual Production Theatre is packed with case studies and insights from Pixotope, Absen, Move.ai and disguise with plenty more for visitors to get to grips with on the show floor.

The Post Production and Technology stages features state of the nation panels on cloud, AI, and the skills shortage with leading industry figures from Picture Shop, Envy, Fifty Fifty, Lux Aeterna, Ghost VFX, and Framestore. Plus, with the King’s Coronation fresh in our minds, the BBC is here to explain how it used 5G to broadcast the spectacle live.

Charlotte Wheeler, Event Director, said, “From Generative AI and Virtual Production to economic and environmental sustainability, the MPTS has it all covered. We are excited to field such a fantastic line-up of speakers from all corners of our industry and to showcase Theatres bristling with technology and talent. Whether it is pressing business issues, creative inspiration or the nitty gritty of the latest innovations MPTS is your chance to ensure our industry is fighting fit for the future. We look forward to seeing you there.”

There is still time to register for MPTS 2023 at https://mediaproductionshow2023-visitor.reg.buzz/press-release


About The Media Production & Technology Show

Launched in 2016, The Media Production & Technology Show has rapidly cemented its position as the UK’s largest and must-attend event for the media and broadcast industries. Originally focused on the creative side of content production, the event has now evolved to explore the technological innovations which power the enviable content production output in the UK today.

The interactive exhibition and extensive free seminar programme cover all aspects of broadcast content creation and technology, including pre-production, production, virtual production, post, distribution and audio, and brings together 8,000+ attendees from across the industry.

Whether you’re attending as a visitor or interested in showcasing your products in the exhibition, MPTS provides a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of discussions affecting the industry and build new connections.

MPTS is organised by Media Business Insight (MBI) Ltd, publishers of market-leading titles including Broadcast, Broadcast Sport, Broadcast Tech, KFTV, The Knowledge and Screen International. MBI is a GlobalData Company.

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