Restart 2021: International Production

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Restart This year from 18-20 May, MBI is hosting Restart 2021, a three-day virtual conference that will provide expert insight into the challenges and opportunities thrown up by the past year’s events. 

The line-up of top industry names will be discussing a range of topics via the virtual events platform Hopin. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with their industry peers through the Events Chat functionality and can also request one-to-one meetings. 

Our sister site, KFTV, is hosting a session called Opening the International Production Floodgates on Day One, 18 May, at 15.15

In light of all of the hurdles that the industry has faced in the last 12 months and the potential of the production floodgates likely to burst open as a backlog of film and TV projects get up and running, the panel will discuss the options around filming in the here and now within the production landscape, how things will be different on set, and what lessons have been learned from these extraordinary times. 

They will delve into issues such as  production protocols; logistics of getting to different territories and filming there; the importance of local expertise (location managers, crew, production service companies etc); insurance requirements; studio space; explore the variety of locations on offer (natural and alternative studio spaces – warehouses, forts, factories etc); latest incentives etc.

Join this expert panel to help you plan your next production.

The session will be chaired by news and locations editor, KFTV, Chris Evans, with a panel comprising: 
Location managers Mike Fantasia and Georgette Turner alongside line producer/UPM Sam Breckman and Mike Day, CEO of Palma Pictures. 

  • Sam Breckman’s recent credits include Text For You directed by James Strouse; The Midnight Sky directed by George Clooney and Rob Letterman’s Detective Pikachu. 
  • Georgette Turner was the Covid production manager at this year’s Academy Awards and has worked on projects including Ray James and Wonder Woman 1984. 
  • LA-based Mike Fantasia’s credits include features Top Gun: Maverick, Ant-Man and the Wasp and Spiderman: Homecoming. 
  • Mike Day is CEO of Palma Pictures, one of Europe's leading production service companies. Having joined Palma Pictures in 2000 to launch the London office, he moved to Spain and became MD in 2003 and subsequently CEO in 2007. 

The session is sponsored by Palma Pictures. 


Register now for Restart and become part of the discussion. 



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