David Wilson, Director of Bradford UNESCO City of Film, has been confirmed as the fourth speaker for out July 2015 event at The BeerHouse. David has helmed the project for over three years, where his is proud to represent Bradford on a world stage as part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. He will be speaking about the positive effects that film has on the city, not just creatively, but how it benefits other industries in Bradford as well.
Born and educated in Bradford, David celebrates Bradford’s rich film heritage with his work in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, which has 69 member cities across the globe. Hed also manages the Bradford Film Office and regularly works with leading broadcasters and film production companies who want to tap into the districts rich pickings of film and TV locations.
At the end of June 2015, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport announced that employment in the creative industries sector was increasing at more than twice the rate of the wider economy. In addition the British Film Institute estimates that UK film was responsible for around £2.1bn of visitor spend. The supply chain to film and TV production is huge and over and above the creative sector includes hotels, catering, logistics, legal and financial services. Bradford is in a good place to really start taking advantage of it’s Creative City status at a time when the City is about to soar.
David will be joining fellow speakers Sheraz Malik (Director of YEN), Jane Vincent (Star of ‘The Job Center’ and Managing Director of Candelisa People) and Gerry Sutcliffe (Former Bradford South MP). All four will be at our free business networking event on Thursday 30th July 2015 at The BeerHouse, 24 North Parade, Independent Quarter, BD1 3HT, Bradford.
Drinks reception and registration begins at 6:00pm.
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