MPS 2019 - a Keynote preview
The Media Production Show (MPS) is now in its fourth year and its third at Olympia London.
MPS showcases talent and technology across the creative sectors, and this year will take place on 11 and 12 June.
With a wide ranges of exhibitors already confirmed, the event will also see a plethora of industry experts taking part in themed seminars across six theatre spaces.
This year also sees the addition of the Broadcast Sports Zone, which will house sessions including Multi-Camera Directing in Sport and Sports Fan Engagement.
Here we take a look at some of the sessions and panel discussion taking place at the Keynote Theatre across the two-day show.
Production designer Aaron Haye will be speaking to The Knowledge’s Nick Goundry about the making of Bohemian Rhapsody in a session on Day One.
The Keynote Theatre is also the venue for a session called Entertainment Juggernauts – the art of running a Saturday night entertainment show, with Britain’s Got Talent series producer Ashley Whitehouse and Remarkable’s creative director Dom Waugh.
There will be a focus on scripted content with two drama sessions: UK Drama – State of the Nation includes appearances from Karen Wilson, joint MD of Kudos, and Dan Isaacs, COO of Sister Pictures, while later that day writers James Graham and Vinay Patel will be appearing at the Drama Screenwriters Masterclass.
Film gets a look-in at the Keynote too, with Film4 head of creative Ollie Madden among the speakers at a session entitled Future of British Film.
Technical elements are also covered with cinematographer Robert Shacklady speaking at The Art of Cinematography session and the Editors Masterclass.
Representing the non-scripted aspect of content, Leo Pearlman of Fulwell 73 is among the figures appearing at a sessions called What’s Up Doc? looking at the changing documentary market, while earlier that day there will be a panel discussion about the making of large-scale factual shows known as Super Docs.
Click here to register for the Media Production Show, on 11 and 12 June at Olympia London.
Bohemian Rhapsody photo: Nick Delaney/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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ITV has commissioned a one-off entertainment show starring personality and actor Bradley Walsh.
BBC Studios is to produce six-part thriller We Hunt Together for UKTV brand Alibi.
Drama Little Birds has started filming for Sky, with shoot locations scheduled to include Manchester and Spain over the course of 14 weeks.
Screen Scotland has launched a new fund to help production professionals develop skills in their specific area of expertise.
David Attenborough and BBC Natural History Unit executives have described drones as having the biggest technical impact on wildlife filming over the past decade.