Production Futures: Confetti to host world-leading media production experts

Thursday January 19, 2023

As part of its continuing programme of ON TOUR live events, Production Futures will visit our campus on Monday 23 January, in company with world-leading industry experts and brand partners including manufacturers Sennheiser, Avolites, ChamSys, Chauvet Professional, Shure, NEXO, disguise, Brompton Technology, TAIT, Roe Visual, Riedel Communications, and Vectorworks, as well as a number of leading supply and production companies.

Production Futures is an initiative created to provide opportunities for young people to learn, train, network, and develop real careers in production across every area of the live event, music, touring, theatre, TV, broadcast and film industries.

All Confetti students are encouraged to attend the event. Free tickets are also widely available to young people from Nottingham and the surrounding areas who wish to explore careers in production.

The event will be staged across our campus with activities, including panel discussions, hands-on experiences and talks, taking place at our Metronome music and live events hub and Confetti X, our new purpose-built complex designed for esports production and other emerging technologies. Special guests include top music producer, director and songwriter, Steve Anderson (Britney Spears, Little Mix etc.), alongside a number of other industry-leading experts who will cover an extensive range of topics.

Newly introduced for this is the Production Futures ‘Industry Hangout’, an opportunity to informally discuss specific job and training opportunities with the organisation’s brand partners. As part of an initiative to increase its reach within the industry, Production Futures is also inviting prospective new brand partners to attend the ‘Hangout’ to see for themselves the huge potential talent waiting to be unlocked.

Hannah Eakins, CEO at Production Futures, is looking forward to the day:

“We’re delighted to be bringing our ON TOUR event to Nottingham and working with Confetti to provide young people in the area with the opportunity to engage directly with key players in the production industries. The importance of a face to face platform where the next generation of talent can really get under the skin of what our industry can offer can’t be underestimated. As we know, there is a skills shortage across what is a rapidly growing sector and our brand partners place a high value on being able to tap in to what is a huge pool of talent.”

Our Confetti founder and Chief Executive, Craig Chettle MBE added:

“We’re excited to be hosting Production Futures at our Metronome and Confetti X facilities in Nottingham. The event aligns with our ‘Do it For Real’ ethos, enabling those wanting to get into the creative and entertainment industries a fantastic opportunity to hear from experts, attend masterclasses, and connect with key industry partners.”