What an amazing time we have all had here at Epic Studios over the last few weeks! We were delighted to welcome mainstream television production back to the studios – and despite long days and lots of hard work, everyone here really enjoyed the experience of working on the World of Sport series.
Following frenetic preparations by our fab in-house crew, Epic Studios was joined by ITV and WOS for 3 exciting days of filming from 10th to 12th May. The live recordings were a great success and 10 resulting shows will air on prime-time ITV later in the year. But what did ITV crew think about their experience with us?
Northern creative director for ITV Studios Entertainment, Tom McLennan – previously from Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, told the Eastern Daily Press last week:
“Norwich has a long history of producing TV and hopefully this is the first of many shows we do here, as we have been incredibly impressed with Epic Studios…It’s also great to work around here and see the runners and technical crew who are from the local area.”
Well, without giving too much away about the shows themselves (we don’t want to spoil anything for avid wrestling fans when they air), next week we will share some production insights, direct from a member of the very crew mentioned above, here on the Epic Studios blog.
So, if you’re interested in working TV, or what goes on behind the scenes at a TV studio, look out for this feature on one of our hardest working production crew members, Alana Taylor. Alana was one of the local runners referred to by Tom McLennan, who helped to keep things going smoothly for the duration of the production – and she has lots to say about her experience with ITV!
Her upcoming interview will give information on how to make it in the industry and provide insights on what it is really like behind the scenes. We will also be welcoming your own direct questions, which can be answered by members of our team, via the blog. Meanwhile, why not read our last production crew focused blog – Epic Studios Television Production Crew.