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Brit award-winner Becky Hill joins Confetti Industry Week 2022 line-up

Students at Nottingham’s Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies are set to be inspired once more by big names from the worlds of media, music, and games at their annual creative industries conference Industry Week. 

 

Multi-selling dance artist Becky Hill joins a cast of 80 industry luminaries who will deliver a week-long programme of masterclasses, workshops, talks, and demos – in person and online. 

Brit Award Winner Becky Hill
Brit Award Winner – Becky Hill



Now in its 16th year, Industry Week runs from Monday 7 March to Friday 11 March and will see a celebration of International Women’s Day, the return of Confetti alumni now successfully working in the industry, and Nottingham East MP Nadia Whittome discussing inclusivity and opportunity.

 

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Music guests

 

Dance music sensation Becky Hill will be making a special appearance, fresh off the back of her recent Brit award-winning success. She will be joined by her manager Alex Martin to discuss her rise to dominance in the dance music scene, sharing her experience to date of the music business.

 

Grammy-award winning writer, composer, producer, and performer William Orbit will be interviewed about his career on stage in Metronome. Considered a pioneer of electronic music and one of contemporary pop’s most innovative artists, his career has spanned 40 years during which he has produced some of pop music’s seminal records. These include Madonna’s ‘Ray Of Light’ and ‘MDNA’, Blur’s ‘13’, Robbie Williams’ ‘Rudebox’, Finley Quaye’s ‘Dice’, Pink’s ‘Feel Good Time’ and All Saints’ ‘Testament’ to name a few.

 

Also appearing in Metronome is the DJ who in the late ‘70s single-handedly turned a whole generation of punks onto reggae.

Don Letts made his first film ‘The Punk Rock Movie’ with the Sex Pistols and The Clash which led to a period directing over 300 music videos for a diverse mix of artists ranging from Public Image to Bob Marley. Along with his autobiography ‘Culture Clash: Dread Meets Punk Rockers’ released in 2007, Don was also the subject of the documentary film ‘Superstonic Sound: The Rebel Dread’ in 2010. He currently presents a weekly radio show on BBC 6 Music called ‘Culture Clash Radio’ and still DJs internationally.


Grammy award-winning “super-producer” Steve Lillywhite CBE, who has worked with the likes of The Rolling Stones, U2, Morrissey, and The Killers beams in from Indonesia and the phenomenal producer, songwriter, and philanthropist Linda Perry will join us remotely to talk about her incredible career. Linda has written and produced some classics of the modern era with artists like Christina Aguilera, Robbie Williams, Pink, and Adele. 

 

Media guests

Visual effects gurus: Victor Perez, whose work includes Star Wars Rogue One, Les Misérables, and the Dark Knight Rises; plus Hugo Guerra, former VFX Supervisor for Sony PlayStation and now Film Director for Rebellion Games and Marvel DC Artists, will shine a spotlight on the work of VFX artists on the big and small screen. Documentary filmmaker, Jeanie Finlay (Game of Thrones: The Last Watch), and acclaimed film and TV Directors, Sarmad Masud (My Pure Land) and Basma Khalifa (Why I Was Forced To Leave Saudi Arabia), will also be arriving in Nottingham to inspire, teach and impress Confetti’s students through a series of talks and workshops.

 

Games & Esports guests
Representatives from games giants Sumo Digital, EA Games, Free Radical and Warlord Games will be offering valuable insights into the global gaming industry. We are also thrilled to be welcoming experts from the world of esports – including technical director JD Wu, who has worked on the prestigious ‘League of Legends World Championship’, and Kevin Lee who works as a producer for TSM, the highest valued esports organisation in the world. Confetti will also be hosting a special esports invitational, Women in Games Jam.

 

Do it For Real
We welcome back former Confetti students who are now forging illustrious careers working on projects such as No Time to Die, Disney’s Aladdin and CBS’s forthcoming remake of The Man Who Fell to Earth. They will be sharing their experiences of life after Confetti with the current student body. 

 

Chief Executive, Craig Chettle MBE explains how Industry Week is one of the most exciting and valuable teaching experiences that a student can have. 

 

“The insights and opportunities our students get into real careers help make Confetti a sought-after place to study. Our philosophy is Do it For Real, and Industry Week offers our students an unrivalled chance to meet those working at the top of their game. We are thrilled to be able to resume in-person events alongside an online streaming programme that means we can continue to present the most relevant and inspiring industry guests from around the world”.  

 

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