• 21
    May
    2 hours, 30 minutes, Tue 4:30 PM - Tue 7:00 PM

    Description

      

    Tuesday 21 May, 16:30-19:00pm *** Garden Studios, Unit 1, Virtual Production, Townsend Estate, Waxlow Road NW10 7NU *** Free registration

    Reel Park Royal is one of the most important business clusters in the UK for the TV/Film sector. We have a competitive advantage of superior connectivity (now including HS2 and the Elizabeth Line), a strong ecosystem and in-demand talent. 

    Here in Park Royal, we are home to film studios, virtual production, lighting and camera providers, props companies, SFX, make up artists and more.   

    With TV/film production spend in the UK surpassing £5.64 billion in 2021, now is the time to come together as “London’s TV/Film Village”. Come join us to meet your like-minded creative neighbours in the TV & Film sector,  so we can learn what each other does, network, collaborate and do business together. 

    Programme

    16:30  Arrival

    16:45 Welcome and Introduction 

    17:00  Short talks by special guests

    • Tanya Kuruvilla, Business Development Executive, Shootblue
    • Rose Ryan, Intimacy Practitioner, Intimacy On Set

    • Danielle Dawkins, Eco-Conscious Fashion innovator & Advocate

    • Mark Pilborough-Skinner, Virtual Production Supervisor, Garden Studios 
    • Babak Jani, Head of Skills, Film London 

    17:30  Networking, food and drink

    19:00  Event ends

    About the special guests

    Tanya Kuruvilla is the Business Development Executive at Shoot Blue, a camera and lighting rental company in London. She brings to her role valuable experience from working as a film and theatre professional across India and the UK. In her spare time, she lends her voice, recording from her professional setup at home for brands like Whirlpool, Vogue, VFS, Oppo, Micromax, and many more

    Rose Ryan is a Movement Director, Intimacy Practitioner and Educator. 
    After completing a degree in Creative Arts at Bretton Hall she trained at the Laban Centre. She has recently achieved a Distinction for the MA in Movement: Directing and Teaching at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. As Movement Tutor at GSA she developed a new and innovative movement curriculum for actors whilst working as a freelance Movement Director. Currently she is an Intimacy Practitioner under mentorship with Ita O Brien working as both an intimacy director in theatre and an intimacy coordinator in film and tv. Over the years Rose has developed an integrative approach to movement that is informed by her eclectic experiences, intuition and curiosity in life and art. She is fascinated by the vast potential that movement has on the opening of an experiential and non-verbal realm, the sensory experience of the bodies, as well as their transforming ability.

    Daniella Dawkins' work as a Content Creator and Sustainability Consultant enables her to reach a wide audience, sharing insights on how to make eco-friendly choices stylish and accessible. Through speaking engagements, hosting events, and her podcast, she amplifies discussions around sustainability and influences positive change. With a vibrant online presence, underscored by her proficiency in creating engaging digital content, she strives to make an impact that extends beyond the wardrobe. As she continue to grow my network, she is always looking for collaborative opportunities that align with her vision of a sustainable, fashionable future and confidence.

    Mark Pilborough-Skinner is currently the Virtual Production Supervisor at Garden Studios, where he leads all virtual production and heads up a team of talented VFX artists and technicians. Mark joined Garden Studios at its inception to help build and run the UK’s first permanent virtual production stage - bringing the expertise and experience gained in his previous role at Satore Studios, where he worked on innovative VR, XR and VP projects in the live events, arts and music spaces. Mark is passionate about experimentation with new production technologies and is an enthusiastic evangelist for the possibilities of virtual production in the film and TV space. He holds a BSc in Games Programming from London’s SAE Institute.

    Babak Jani is the former course leader in BA Film Production at Art University Bournemouth and an established cinematographer with experience across film, TV, commercial, animation, and games. Film London has named him as Head of Skills, to oversee the screen agency’s skills initiatives, including the new Metro London Skills Cluster. By recognising equality and diversity as the principal of his practice, Babak has led transformative initiatives, acknowledging that the vibrant tapestry of backgrounds and perspectives fuels innovation. Amidst this pivotal moment, he is committed to fortifying existing efforts and pioneering fresh avenues for inclusive growth.

    Venue

    Garden Studios

    Unit 1 Virtual Production

    Waxlow Road

    NW10 7NU London

     

    Please Join us!

    Garden Studios and West London Business

    Refreshments sponsored by KSP/GLi