TV-BAY June 2013

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Debut of EditFest London A merican Cinema Editors (ACE) will present the London debut of its popular event, EditFest. After five years in Los Angeles and New York, EditFest London will take place on Saturday, the 29th of June, marking the first time the event has travelled outside of the U.S. An impressive roster of top editors is scheduled to share their experiences with attendees for a full day at the Ray Dolby Screening Room in Soho. The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus kicks off Euro tour S ony has announced it is partnering with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, providing production equipment, integration services, consultancy and expertise that will help the development of core skills around music, video and digital production as part of its commitment to student skills and media education. The bus is supported by Yoko Ono Lennon who will be unveiling the new initiative at today’s launch event in Liverpool, the Beatles home town. The event will mark the starting point of a European tour, with the bus travelling across the continent to visit schools, colleges, community centres, libraries and other locations. It will provide young people with free, hands-on opportunities to produce music, videos, photos, game apps and media projects within the bus mobile recording studio. Launched in Los Angeles in 2008 to put the leading film editors in touch and in communication with editors and those who work with editors and editing enthusiasts, EditFest expanded to New York in 2010 and London in 2013. EditFest presents panels, conversations and social interaction with some of the most influential editors working in film and television. The highly anticipated annual event, which sells out each year, has plans to expand to additional cities in the future.   www.editfest.com Procam TV completes MBO T he UK’s largest broadcast hire company, Procam TV (Procam) have announced it has completed a management buy-out (MBO) of the business, led by its existing management team. The MBO, which is backed by private equity firm, Foresight Group (Foresight) and incumbent bankers NatWest, will enable Procam to embark on its next ambitious phase of growth.  Foresight is investing £1.8 million by way of equity and debt through Foresight VCT, Foresight 2 VCT, Foresight 3 VCT and Foresight 4 VCT, giving it a significant minority stake in the business. The company also announced that former CEO of Carlton Television, Clive Jones CBE, has been appointed as Chairman. Procam TV has been providing camera equipment and crew to many of the biggest broadcasters, production companies and blue chip organisations throughout the UK and internationally for over 20 years. It is a preferred supplier to BSkyB and an approved supplier for BBC and ITV. Over the last four years growth has been particularly rapid, with revenues doubling following the introduction of new camera formats.  Procam has the largest stock of HD cameras in the UK and continues to lead the way technically, most recently in the provision of new super high-def ‘4K’ cameras that industry insiders expect to be used throughout the market in the next few years1 offering 4x the resolution of current high definition.  Procam recently invested £500,000  in  Sonys new 4K cameras the largest single transaction of its kind in the broadcast hire industry. Headquartered in Battersea, London, with additional facilities in Manchester, Procam employs 70 people and has supported many of the UKs best loved shows, including Made in Chelsea, ITVs Splash, Watch’s The Incredible Mr Goodwin, BBC2’s The Great British Sewing Bee,  Derren Brown and The Great British Bake Off. www.procam.tv www.lennonbus.org 26 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 78 JUNE 2013 TV-BAY078JUN13.indd 26 10/06/2013 15:15