Nicky Ball in Film & TV


Creative England Announce Manchester Crew Night & Workshops

Creative England is launching its series of workshops for its ERDF-backed ProConnect programme in Greater Manchester.

Following a launch event in July last year, Creative England starts delivery in February of a series of activities aimed towards production companies, freelancers, facility houses and suppliers based in Greater Manchester.  Joint-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the BFI, and in partnership with Greater Manchester Business Growth Hub, ProConnect will provide specialist support to SMEs working in or in the supply chain to the Film & TV production industry. The programme has been developed as part of Creative England’s remit to develop the film and TV production infrastructure in England outside London.

The workshop programme starts on 1st February with two workshops aimed at freelancers  - Finance for Freelancers and Networking for Freelancers, delivered by training partners, DV Talent. These are the first in a series of workshops that will be delivered over the next 2 years providing opportunities to learn about running a creative business. The series will cover a diverse range of topics from pitching and presentation skills to managing staff for the first time.

Creative England will also be holding another of the large events in the ProConnect programme in February. On Monday 6th February between 6.30 – 9.00 pm at The Open Centre, Studios Building, Media City, Creative England and event partners MediaCityUK will be running one of their ever popular crew nights in Manchester, bringing together crew, production teams, creatives, filmmakers, facility houses and production companies. Over 250 people have already booked their places to grab a drink and meet up with friends and colleagues working in Manchester and to make new contacts for work.

The event will be supported by Performance film and media insurance and Nationwide Platforms.

To book your place, please click the relevant date below:

Wednesday 1st February - Finance for Freelancers 

Monday 6th February - Crew Night

ProConnect is supported by ERDF (European Regional Development Fund), and held in partnership with Greater Manchester Business Growth Hub and by our event partners Media City UK.

Click here to find out more about ProConnect.

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