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Media Production Technology Show 2024 Preview

Posted on May 10, 2024 by Pro Moviemaker

Olympia’s cinematic celebration

Get ready for the UK’s largest show for creative filmmaking in a legendary London location

London’s famous Olympia is one of Britain’s greatest exhibition halls.

Every year, it gets even more exciting for filmmakers as it’s packed with the latest hardware and software, along with seminars and workshops from top speakers.

That’s the Media Production & Technology Show, this time on 15-16 May 2024.

Rebranded as MPTS two years ago, following the acquisition of BVE in 2019, it’s the UK’s largest filmmaking show that brings the creative and technical sides of the industry together. 

The event is not only for high-end TV and film production, but also independent filmmakers.

It hosts top products from 300 exhibitors and insight from more than 300 leading industry experts in one of the six theatre areas covering production, audio, post, technology and virtual production. 

The Keynote Theatre always has terrific talks where attendees can learn about the hottest industry trends and get inspired by creatives who have worked on some of the year’s biggest films and TV shows. 

This year, speakers include Chemmy Alcott, the four-time Winter Olympian and TV presenter, talking about creating great sporting content; TV presenter Dan Snow on his History Hit podcast; Philip Martin, director of Scoop – a ripped-from-the-headlines drama made for Netflix starring Gillian Anderson, Rufus Sewell, Billie Piper and Keeley Hawes. 

Don’t miss a production masterclass on hit show Mr Bates vs The Post Office. This will feature director James Strong, exec producer Patrick Spence, producer Chris Clough and a former sub-postmistress, Jo Hamilton. It’s sure to be a highlight.

New this year is the AI Forum, where the impact of artificial intelligence will be discussed along with how this rapidly developing tech can be embraced to drive creativity and benefit the industry.

The AI Forum at MPTS is packed full of practical insight, opinions and recommendations, as well as interactive workshops covering pre-production, post and distribution.

Topics will include how to develop an effective AI strategy, the impact of AI on post-production workflows, how to ensure the workforce is ready for AI and using generative AI in the art of storytelling.

Also launching this year in partnership with SMPTE UK, the Media Technology Conference is an industry-leading event that will take place as part of the Media Production & Technology Show.

Designed to bring together senior figures in tech as well as experts in the field of broadcasting and innovation, the two-day conference offers an essential platform to assist with networking, knowledge sharing and exploring the latest trends and innovations.

Access to the Leaders Day on 15 May is by invitation only, but day two of the event is open to all show attendees.

Finally, as always, the show offers great opportunities to mingle and network with like-minded filmmakers – and to check out the latest equipment.

Of course, Pro Moviemaker magazine, along with our sister titles Definition and FEED, will be there too. But for hardware, let’s take a look at some of the hottest kit that will be at the show.

Read the full preview in the May/June 2024 issue of Pro Moviemaker.

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