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HPA Tech Retreat UK announces dates and calls for proposals

The event will take place at Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire from July 11-13.

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced the dates for its 2017 UK retreat.

The event will take place at Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire from 11-13 July.

The call for proposals for the HPA Tech Retreat UK were announced by SMPTE education vice president Richard Welsh, co-chair of the HPA Tech Retreat UK, alongside HPA president Seth Hallen and Barbara Lange, executive director of SMPTE and HPA.

Submission proposals for the main programme are due by 30 May. Proposals for breakfast roundtables have no deadline for submission, but once the maximum number of tables is reached the call will be closed.

The 2016 event featured a special session examining the production and post of Game of Thrones as well as seminars on Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) vs Perceptual Quantiser (PQ), the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) and the European view of the media landscape from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), cloud workflows, and more.

Richard Welsh said, “Once again, we’ll feature seminars, a Supersession and the curated Innovation Zone, where attendees can explore the latest developments in workflow, tools and technologies.”

Seth Hallen said, “Last year, under the guidance of Richard and the Tech Retreat UK programme committee, the event launched with flying colours. It was a great pleasure to spend the week with such outstanding members of the UK post production community and we received terrific feedback on the event and enormous interest from the attendees that we bring it back again the following year.

“This year there is even more to discuss and experience. We’re looking forward to the HPA Tech Retreat UK continuing to evolve as our HPA community in the UK grows.”

Proposals should be submitted to [email protected]. Complete information about rules and other details are available at