Welsh companies head for Hollywood

Posted on 22 August 2012

Facilitated by the University of Wales Global Academy, Welsh creative industry companies are being given the chance to showcase their technologies to major Hollywood film and entertainment companies at the Innovation in Entertainment event at Sony Studios, Los Angeles next month.

With the Welsh Government providing overseas trade support to help companies attend, Innovation in Entertainment is a conference and networking event, with a focus on the latest developments in entertainment and media technology, organised by the Irish Technology Leadership Group.

Global Academy has a strong relationship with the Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG), which has worked with over 200 companies developing links with Silicon Valley companies and investors.

Speaking of the upcoming event Business Minister Edwina Hart said:

”This provides a great opportunity for innovative businesses in the Welsh creative industry sector to promote their services to some highly influential people in Hollywood. I welcome the support of the Global Academy and the Irish Technology Leadership Group and am pleased to provide funding support to enable Welsh businesses to take up this opportunity.”

University of Wales Vice-Chancellor Professor Medwin Hughes said:

“The University of Wales Global Academy is pleased to facilitate this visit and I am delighted it is being supported by the Welsh Government. The visit shows the importance of collaborative working to support Welsh businesses trade internationally with the potential to benefit the wider Welsh economy."

The event attracts high-profile figures from film, television, digital effects, animation, media, mobile, gaming, venture capital and technology industries with executives representing some of the world’s leading entertainment companies including HBO, Warner Brothers, Sony and DreamWorks

Speaking of the opportunities which this event provides for Welsh companies, Richard Turner of Global Academy said:

“For the ITLC network and their events programme to now be open to Welsh companies creates great opportunities for Wales to do business with West Coast USA - in particular Silicon Valley and Hollywood - the global hubs of innovation in the creative industries and ICT technology sectors”.


For more information, please visit the Welsh Government Website


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