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Out There Events has been hired by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce to deliver the AV, lighting and film production for its annual dinner. The Manchester-based events specialist beat off competition from 12 other firms to win the contract, which includes filming the event in its entirety, producing edited films of each of the speakers, managing all the sound and lighting requirements, plus sourcing and installing branded table decorations.

Legendary games developer Ian Livingstone CBE will deliver the keynote speech at a one-day careers event aimed at budding creative professionals. The NOISE: Your Creative Future event will see Cheshire-born Livingston give an account of his involvement in the creation of Games Workshop, Tomb Raider and the multi-million selling Fighting Fantasy gamebooks.

Kellogg's has been named one of the top 10 consumer brands in the UK by the latest Superbrands survey. The food manufacturing company, which has its UK base in Manchester, is up 25 places from last year to number nine.

This weekend FACT, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, celebrates its tenth birthday as a major development in Liverpool’s recent cultural development.

Two North West companies have been shortlisted in the UK Music and Sound Awards. Manchester's Bent Ear Music and Sound Design have been nominated for Best Use of Sound Design in the "titles and branding" category.

A company which promised to create hundreds of jobs in Liverpool by producing media content, will no longer receive an estimated £1m+ of Government funding.
The Listen Media Company was essentially a shell company registered to an address in Cambridge when it first secured the Regional Growth Fund cash.

Today, fittingly Valentine's Day....., we open the Prolific Awards 2013 to entries from industry players from across the North. The entries deadline is 22 March and we're aiming to announce the short list on 10 April ahead of the awards dinner on Thursday 16 May. The 18 categories available span newspapers and media sites, digital, radio and TV, indies, apps and events and marketing campaigns.

A freelance video journalist is fighting an order from Greater Manchester Police to force him to hand over footage he shot of an English Defence League protest. The police have applied for a production order to see all footage shot by Jason Parkinson at the EDL march and counter protest organised by Unite Against Fascism, which took place in Bolton on March 20 2010.

Manchester-based Kilogramme has unveiled the first of four short films it has been commissioned to make for technology giant Kaspersky. The animation company was awarded the project without needing to tender after coming to Kaspersky's attention by winning the Best Use of Animation prize at last year's Big Chip Awards.

The Royal Institute of British Architects has opened up its city centre base to appeal to creatives.

The repositioning of the meeting space, which had previously been aimed purely at those working or with an interest in architecture, will see more exhibitions, seminars and talks held throughout the year to include other professional sectors.


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