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The Institute for Training in Television Production Do you have an interest in the future of education and training for the media industry? If so then you are invited to Pinewood Studios on 27th January 2014 for the inaugural ITTP Conference to exchange views with both media and training professionals. The conference aims to bring together decision makers from the broadcast industry with training providers of TV production and craft skills to develop standards for training in the media industry. To register simply visit and follow the conference link. In between the presentations and panel sessions there will also be time to network with like-minded delegates. The following speakers are confirmed to attend so far... Jeremy Paxman* Jeremy has become a very prominent and noteworthy presenter with his abrasive and straightforward style of interviewing. We are delighted to welcome Jeremy to chair a discussion at this inaugural conference. Matthew Hancock MP As Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise Matthew is responsi- ble for apprenticeships, sixth forms, and further education working across the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education. Ralph Tribe Ralph is the Director of Organisa Organisa- tion & People Development at BSkyB and is very much involved in the 'Sky Academy' - he is the right person to talk about how Sky sees the future of training! Peter Leverick Formerly from the BBC Peter is now working freelance as DOP and Trainer. He is the founder and co-owner of Newleaf Academy, running 1 & 2 year TV and Film Courses. Nick Catliff Nick is the MD of Lion Televi- sion, and works across all factual genres, his recent programmes include; 'Britain from Above' with Andrew Marr for BBC1,2 and 4, 'Real Battle of Britain' for BBC1 and many more. John Crumpton For over 6 years John has worked for BECTU, the Media and Enter- tainment Union, as one of their regional learning organisers. Christine Blundell Christine first stepped into the world of hair and make-up during the punk era of the seventies. Feeding on the unique energy of the punk bands and characters she hung out with, helped her sow the seeds for an amazing career as a hair stylist and designer. Anthony Clark Anthony studied drama at Manchester University. He followed a BA Hons Degree with a post graduate Diploma in Playwriting. He has freelanced extensively working with companies that include The National, RSC, Young Vic, Bristol Old Vic, Leicester Haymarket and many more. Douglas Fletcher Douglas is Director of Operations at CTV Outside Broadcasts. CTV is one of the largest OB compa- nies in Europe running a large fleet of trucks and employing many staff. Douglas is responsi- ble for ensuring the right equip- ment and people are in the right place at the right time and for the day to day running operations. Vincent Richardson Vincent is responsible for running a team of 48 camera operators of various grades and ensuring the right people are doing the right jobs across all of Sky's program- ming including OBs, Jib Opera- tors & Steadicam Operators. Chris Owen Chris is Head of Cameras at the London Studios. More information on Chris to follow online soon. Also Tom William Tom filled many roles in his 10 years at Abbey Road and spent the most part as a manager. He now manages a team of 50 staff and 30 freelancers sound engineers. The team mix the audio output for all of the Sky Studios productions and a large percentage of sporting OB's Where: Pinewood Studios When: 27th January 2014 Register: *Subject to conflicting obligations