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Production Futures 2019 TPi’s annual event for burgeoning talent in the industry sets its sights on Fly By Nite Rehearsal Studios’ Redditch headquarters.

Fly By Nite Studio Manager, Scottie Sanderson.

We are excited to announce that on 13 November 2019, Production Futures will take residency at Fly By Nite Rehearsal Studios’ state of the art facility. In line with the last three years, TPi will bring a whole host of rental houses, manufacturers and educational facilities under one roof to pass on their expert knowledge to the next generation of live touring professionals. Located just South of Birmingham, FBN Rehearsal Studios stateof-the-art, purpose-built production rehearsal studio offers major domestic and international acts the best incentive to see the UK as the starting point for European tours. Over the past few months, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes and Mark Knopfler have all made use of the facility, prior to their European tours. “FBN Rehearsal Studios are very proud to be hosting this years Production Futures Event,” commented Studio Manager, Scottie Sanderson. “We know how important it is to attract new and fresh individuals into this wonderful industry, and how support at a grassroots level can make all the difference. Production Futures brings together industry veterans and a wealth of knowledge for aspiring freelancers wanting to work in the live events arena. The networking opportunities are priceless, and hope to see the visitors returning to the Studio in years to come!” Confirmed exhibitors at this year’s event include Chauvet

Professional, ChamSys, High End Systems, Green Hippo, Tait, DB Pixlehouse, Pearce Hire, disguise, IPS, Hawthorn, Sennheiser, Avolites and Production Park. Also joining the fray is Royal College of Speech and Drama, Rose Bruford College, LIPA, Backstage Academy, BOA, STLD, Confetti, BIMM, and ISCE. TPi Talks also returns to the Production Futures fold. Launched last year’s Production Futures, TPi Talks saw recognised industry personnel take to the stage and relay their experiences to an audience of touring techs and aspiring roadies. Last year’s line-up included Ed Sheeran’s Show Designer Mark Cunniffe, Royal Blood LD Sam O’Riordan and Monitor Engineer Françoise Le Moignan who has worked with the like of James Blake and The Streets. The line-up for this year’s TPi Talks is already in the works and will be announced soon. TPi Breakthrough Talent Awards also returns to the fold this year. As the young sibling of the TPi Awards, Breakthrough Talent was set up to shine a light on those that have already made significant strides in their career – ranging from the fresh-faced employee on the warehouse floor to the graduate embarking on their first tour. Registration for this year’s event is now open and is absolutely free for students. If you are interested in exhibiting at this year’s event, please contact Hannah Eakins at TPi


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