Creative England Host Cross Media Networking Event In Sheffield

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Set to pull in professionals in TV, Film and Digital Media, the nationwide programme provides a unique cross-industry networking opportunity for production staff, crew and production companies.

July 02, 2012: Creative England ‘s popular networking evening crew nights, will be arriving at The Workstation in Sheffield this month.

Set to pull in professionals in TV, Film and Digital Media, the nationwide programme provides a unique cross-industry networking opportunity for production staff, crew and production companies.

The Workstation will open its doors to Creative England’s Locations & Production Services team from 6pm-9pm on Wednesday July 18.

The successful networking event has attracted over one thousand media professionals after touring a variety of locations such as Manchester, Bristol, Leeds Birmingham, Nottingham and Brighton. Further events are planned across the country until the end of the year, the next of which is scheduled for September and will be held at Creative England’s new home in Elstree Studios.

Animation and production company, Kilogramme was one of many companies to feedback that a useful connection had been made from attending the session in Leeds.

The events by Creative England aim to nurture the fruition of the vibrant film and moving image culture outside London. The organisation, was established in October last year, and is responsible for supporting the regional film and television industries outside London, merging forces with the digital media sector.

The Sheffield event will be sponsored by contract accountants Brookson, who offer specialist accountancy services for media and creative freelancers.

Matt Fryer, Brookson’s Business Development Manager said: “We are delighted to be working with Creative England and sponsoring the Crew Night in Sheffield. This is a fantastic opportunity for media professionals to collaborate and meet like minded individuals. We recognise that creative professionals have specific needs in terms of business support so the Brookson team will also be on hand to assist with any financial questions.”

Kaye Elliott, Creative England’s Head of Location and Production Services, said: “The popularity of these events lies in all the different ways they can help people get on and develop their careers. Not only do they offer cross-sector opportunities, they’re also useful for anyone who wants to get noticed and get work. Everyone from a production company that’s crewing up to a freelancer who’s looking to find out what’s going on in the industry can come along and network. And of course, they’re also a chance for people to come and find out more about Creative England and the opportunities we’ve got available.”

To sign up to the Sheffield crew night, go to:
http://crewproductionandfacilitiejulysheffield.eventbrite.com/

For further information, sign up to our newsletter at http://www.creativeengland.co.uk/content/subscribe or follow @CEnglandprodn on Twitter.

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About Creative England: http://www.creativeengland.co.uk
Creative England supports the sustainable growth of independent creative businesses, and the talent that feeds them, in every part of England outside London. Launched in October 2011, our mission is to develop the film, television, games, digital and creative sectors in the English regions. Our work includes investing in talent, growing businesses, boosting audience access, production support, improving market intelligence and encouraging innovation.

Creative England receives Grant-in-Aid funds from the BFI, and is a BFI delegated body for the distribution of Lottery funds for film in the English regions outside London. It has also secured investment from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund for to launch a major new investment programme to support digital and creative companies, expected to launch in Spring 2012.

About Brookson: http://www.brookson.co.uk
For enquiries, contact Victoria McDonnell, Marketing Manager, at victoria(dot)mcdonnell(at)brookson(dot)co(dot)uk / 0845 058 1500.

Brookson was founded with the vision of creating an accountancy firm with a difference – a firm passionate about meeting the needs of our customers through innovation and personal attention.

For more than fifteen years we have been providing accountancy, tax and support services to contractors, freelancers and self-employed professionals around the UK – people like you, who were seeking something extra from their contractor accountants.

Thousands have benefited from our connected approach to their financial matters. Naturally, balancing your books is an important part of what we do, but we also offer specialist insights into your wider money picture.

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