The programme for the Hollywood Professional Association’s (HPA) Tech Retreat has been unveiled for the debut UK event in Oxfordshire, 13 – 14 July.

The Tech Retreat UK is a two-day event for technical and creative talent working in production, post production, distribution, and archiving of movies, TV and commercials. Along with various conference sessions, manufacturers also show off their new technologies.

The US version of the event has been running now for 21 years. The UK event is put together in collaboration with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE).

Highlights of the programme include sessions on MPC’s work for the Jungle Book; the tech behind Pixar’s Finding Dory, the production and post of Game of Thrones and sessions on UHD, HDR and virtual reality.

Richard Welsh, former SMPTE Governor, leads the Tech Retreat UK with HPA Board Member Jerry Pierce. Welsh said, ‘If you have not been to the US event, this is an excellent opportunity to experience the HPA vibe at our new Oxfordshire event. HPA is an unrivaled opportunity for networking, technology discovery and learning. The opening sessions alone speak to the quality of HPA events with HBO, Disney, Pixar and Netflix productions all being discussed by the creative and technical talent behind them. This against a fun and relaxed backdrop with plenty of opportunities to socialise and network with the leading minds in the industry’.   
For complete information on the HPA Tech Retreat UK,including a full conference programme visit the HPA website.

Jon Creamer

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