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The Creative Cities Convention is thrilled to announce its 2024 event, which promises to be an unparalleled experience, bringing together industry leaders, innovators and emerging talent for two days of inspiration and collaboration.  Every year the convention travels to a different city and this year the host city is Bristol, a UNESCO City of Film, with the venue the fabulous newly refurbished Bristol Beacon. Dates are April 23rd and 24th.

This year’s Creative Cities Convention is hosted in collaboration with the West of England Mayoral Combined Authority, which is led by Metro Mayor Dan Norris.

The conference is the leading UK meeting place for anyone involved in film, tv or digital production outside of London. This year's theme, New Age, New Frontiers, reflects the profound impact of artificial intelligence and creative technologies on the industry, coupled with insights on how to expand business in international markets.  Session topics will span critical industry issues such as making production more sustainable and addressing the freelance crisis. Some of the top shows made outside London across both scripted and unscripted genres will feature with a spotlight on the increasing levels of major high-end TV drama being produced in Bristol.

Lead host as always will be Newsnight’s Kirsty Wark, this year alongside co-hosts Qasa Alom and Stacey Olika.

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Photography by Chris Cooper/ ShotAway/ #shotawaydotcom

John McVay CEO of Pact said: ‘The continuing mission of the CCC to highlight and celebrate the UK’s diverse TV talent will help accelerate development in the North East of England as it has done for so many other regions and cities.’

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Alison Gwynn, Chief Executive of North East Screen says ‘We are delighted to welcome the Creative Cities Convention to our region at a time when production is increasing, partnerships are strengthening and growth in the sector is becoming a reality. To be hosting a convention of this scale and stature in the North East, which attracts content creators from all parts of the UK, is a real honour and an opportunity and we can’t wait to be involved and showcase the North East as a hotbed of creativity and talent.’

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