The contract to deliver the event management for this year’s Dig the City urban gardening festival, which takes place between 3 - 11 August in central Manchester, has been awarded to Don't Panic following a competitive pitch.
Details about the much vaunted 'Project Tomorrow' and its core partners is just a matter of weeks away now from being announced Prolific North understands. In advance of the announcement, over 200,000 sq ft of office space across Manchester, Salford Quays and Knutsford has already been contracted.
This month marks six months since Prolific North was established, following its launch on Monday 14 January. A lot has been crammed in to this short space of time, with two awards ceremonies, a new Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Communications Management in association with MMU, innovative research and advice initiatives and of course many news exclusives and jobs.
One of Liverpool's best-known and longest-serving film and TV producers, Colin McKeown, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Edge Hill University. The doctorate acknowledges his two key contributions supporting the local community on Merseyside and his contribution to the wider TV and Film industry.
The county of Cheshire has seen a 60% increase in film production since it signed up to a charter officially designating the county as 'film friendly'. Since signing Creative England’s Production Liaison Charter in September 2011, the local economy has benefitted from an estimated £1m extra investment as a result.