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13/06/2016

CE Live: Northern Lights

CE Live : Northern Lights is the biggest event that we’ve ever held in the North. This high profile event will be a celebration of the best of Northern creativity and is being held at the Lowry in Manchester on 7th July. 

We have a stellar line up of some our greatest Northern creative talent: 

In the film and TV space, we have an “in conversation with” award winning writer Sally Wainwright (BAFTA winner, writer and creator of Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax and Scott and Bailey) and Nicola Shindler (multi-BAFTA winning producer of Last Tango in Halifax, The Mark of Cain and Clocking Off). 

We will also hear from Creative England alumni and Tribeca award winning writer and director Rachel Tunnard

We will be announcing some brand new production initiatives and in the evening will be launching our Pro-Connect program as part of the Manchester Growth Hub.

THE SCHEDULE: THURSDAY JULY 7th, 2016

13.00–13.30  Delegate registration

13.30–13.40 Welcome to CE Live: Northern Lights

Tech expert, author and TV presenter Kate Russell introduces CE Live to the North!

13.40–14.10 Introduction and key announcements

Delegates will have the opportunity to hear several important announcements by Creative England’s CEO Caroline Norbury.

14.10–15.00 Making it to the top

Ever wondered what it takes to be a successful Film Director; this is your chance to find out. Join Creative England’s CEO, Caroline Norbury, for a lively Q&A session with Rachel Tunnard as she talks to us about her lifelong fascination with film, her journey to the top and what helped her along the way, and why funding is so important for new filmmakers.

15.00–15.10 iFeatures

Creative England’s iFeatures gurus Zorana Piggott and Kate O’Hara present the 12 finalists of our fourth year of the programme.

15.10–15.30 Break

15.30–16.15 When Nicola met Sally

An audience with.... one of the most influential people in UK TV drama, Nicola Shindler and BAFTA-winning UK writer, producer and director Sally Wainwright discuss creating memorable characters and penning some of the UK’s most popular northern TV dramas such as Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax and Scott and Bailey. Hosted by CE Chairman John Newbigin.

16.15 – 17.45  Forum for the future…powered by Karmarama

Please join Karmarama and Creative England as we explore creation through innovation and collaboration. Meet our top creative start-ups who are innovating to solve problems and discover how this new breed of small, creative disruptors are powering big businesses to fuel growth. Like what you see? Each company will conclude their presentation with an elevator-pitch-style presentation for the chance to win a £50,000 investment, and we will ask YOU to select the winner! You will also find out how you can work in partnership with these highly innovative businesses to discover your game-changing potential.

17.45–18.00 Closing comments…

Creative England’s CEO, Caroline Norbury, wraps up the day with a recap on our activity and plans for the future.

18.00  Networking drinks and nibbles...powered by Karmarama

England’s thriving creative industries are among the most successful in the world and are made up of talented, dedicated people who take risks and push boundaries. Amplify your CE Live North experience by getting up close and personal with our creative talent, see demos of the very latest innovations and find out how they are turning creative ideas into commercial success.

England’s thriving creative industries are among the most successful in the world and are made up of talented, dedicated people who take risks and push boundaries. Amplify your CE Live North experience by getting up close and personal with our creative talent, see demos of the very latest innovations and find out how they are turning creative ideas into commercial success. 

THE EVENING - requires separate registration 

19.00–20.00
ProConnect launch

Are you a Film or TV production business? Come and find out more about our ProConnect initiative, a three-year programme of business development seminars, workshops and events. Listen to [and learn from] established production businesses who will talk through their journey and what would have helped them along the way, then part in a lively Q&A. Bring your questions!

20.00–20.30  Networking drinks

Join us to toast our creative and digital industries with an evening of inspiration and celebration. Oh, and a few drinks too!

CELIVE: Northern Lights and ProConnect is supported by ERDF (European Regional Development Fund), and held in partnership with Greater Manchester Business Growth Hub.

To reserve your space please contact kate.mayall@creativeengland.co.uk

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