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IBC gears up for 2024 event I BC returns in September, promising a host of new additions and a busy line- up of talks. Debuting this year will be the AI tech zone, offering a hub for creators and companies utilising the technology, and delving into how AI could shape M&E. Look out for the IBC Talent Programme, offering free sessions on how the industry can nurture talent and develop standards for diversity and inclusion. Another fresh element being introduced at IBC 2024

is the AV buyers’ event on the eve of the show. More than 1100 exhibitors are confirmed on the show floor, including Blackmagic Design, Sony, Canon and Ross Video. Michael Crimp, IBC’s CEO, says: “IBC continues to find new ways to address the trends, issues and opportunities driving innovation in media and entertainment. Additions like the AI Tech Zone, the Talent Programme and the AV User Group event, combined with the outstanding line-up of

Shinfield Studios completes expansion S hinfield Studios’ ambitious expansion project is now complete, offering 18 sound stages, including two of the biggest in the UK at 43,000 sq ft, as well as 38 workshops, substantial office space and a nine-acre filming backlot. Located to the east of Reading, the studio has opened in phases over the past two years, welcoming productions including Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire . Sustainable infrastructure such as the use of air source heat pumps, solar panels and electric vehicle charging points are also featured throughout the facility. Nick Smith, joint managing director, comments: “Shinfield Studios is complete. We have built from the ground up one of the world’s most state-of-the art studio facilities – designed to attract the most ambitious, high-budget productions. We have already welcomed some truly impressive feature films and television series to Berkshire and, with the studios fully operational, there will be many more to come.” Shinfield Studios is owned by US-based Shadowbox Studios, an industry leading independent film and television studio platform.



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