Scheduled to take place on 25 May 2021, Virtual Showlight organisers have revealed several industry-backed sponsors set to support the one-off virtual event.
Headline sponsor, Robert Juliat will join ACT Lighting, Altman, ARRI, Ayrton, Claypaky, Copper Candle, ETC, Robe and Vectorworks. All proceeds from Virtual Showlight will go to support industry charities, including Backup and Behind the Scenes.
Backup – The Technical Entertainment Charity is the UK’s registered charity that provides financial support to industry technical professionals, crew/production personnel and people working in the technical supply chain across the UK entertainment industry including those from live events, theatre, TV and film.
Behind the Scenes provides entertainment technology professionals in the US and Canada, or their immediate dependent family, who are seriously ill or injured with grants that may be used for basic living and medical expenses. The BTS Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Initiative provides tools and resources to support entertainment industry workers and promote mental health and psychological safety. These include the Be Scene-Be Heard Peer-to-Peer Chat App, Entertainment Industry Therapist Finder, anonymous online behavioural self-assessments, easy to navigate resource links, information to help fight bullying, sample language on mental health and respectful workplaces for toolbox talks, and information on suicide prevention.