There was a strong contingent representing the UK at this year’s FOCUS show, the meeting place for international production. Local and national screen agencies through to production services companies, location providers and production technology firms were among the UK exhibitors, many of them based in a dedicated UK Focus zone at the Business Design Centre in Islington.
All were looking to meet with production professionals from over 50 countries, such as executive producers, producers, directors, production managers, location directors and unit managers, who attended FOCUS to seek ideas and inspiration for their next production.
FOCUS also featured a fully functional English pub on the showfloor, courtesy of Dresd, the organisation dedicated to recycling set waste. Kitted out with traditional pub fixtures, The Dresd Inn was used to host a number of events including the Focus Opening Drinks.
“I thought it was an excellent trade event and would fully recommend other industry professionals to attend.” Callum McDougall
Executive Producer Callum McDougall (Spectre, Skyfall, Mary Poppins Returns) visited FOCUS 2017 and described the event as “an excellent opportunity to visit UK regional agencies and service providers. I thought it was an excellent trade event and would fully recommend other industry professionals to attend.”
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“So far we have had a fantastic response.” James Hickman, FairFX
“I’ve been really impressed – we’ve seen a constant stream of people.” Shelley Langan, Isle of Media
“The audience here are the people we want to speak to” John Lygo, Film Floor
“Lots of producers come here, there have been lots of people to talk to, and we’ve been getting our name out there. And it’s not just UK interest, but from overseas too.” Henry Symons-Jones, Aerial Craft
Click here for the full list of exhibitors.