Media Production & Technology Show – just two weeks to go!
There are now just two full weeks to go until the Media Production & Technology Show (MPTS) at London’s Olympia on 11 and 12 May.
We thought it was a good time to bring you some highlights of the great line-up of speakers confirmed – industry experts across production, broadcast and tech.
The two-day event opens on 11 May with the keynote session at 10.3am – In Conversation with Louis Theroux, hosted by Charlene White. Theroux, who uses a gentle, informal questioning style to win the trust of his subjects, will be discussing his varied and extensive career in award-winning documentary production.
Other speakers include: actor, writer, director Adam Deacon; producer and director Bindu Stoppani; Cara Kotschy, MD Residence Pictures; Carys Taylor, director, Albert; Chris Hurst, trustee, Women's Sport Trust; David Newton, MD Potion Pictures; Ian Murray, DoP; Ian Wagdin, senior transfer manager, BBC R&D; Sally Richardson, senior producer/director, BBC Sport and Tomasz Witowski, director of technology & engineering, Twickenham Film Studios, among many more.
There are packed schedules at each of the themed theatre spaces, which are: Audio, Broadcast Sport, Keynote, Mojofest, Post-Production, Production & Lighting, Technology and Virtual Production.
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