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Christopher Bretnall
Technical Producer

Chris has been the Technical Producer for National Theatre Live productions since inception, for the Met Opera live transmissions, Pathe Live Bolshoi, Glyndebourne Festival and many more of the live broadcasts to cinema in the UK. He was the Technical Producer for the first live 4K/UHD event to a cinema, for NT Live “War Horse“.

Other major globally-distributed projects include"Miss World" 2005-2018 (From Inner Mongolia, Poland,RSA and China. He was also the Technical Producer for The State Funerals of both HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and of Diana, Princess of Wales, and the funeral of Nelson Mandela in South Africa. 

Other UK State events have included the Opening of Parliament (from 1998 to present) for the BBC. Production delivery roles have also included for the 3 Olympics of Athens, Torino and Beijing. Recently delivered challenges include a 20-camera UHD F55 shoot for a major subscription-broadcaster and in summer 2019 “The BBC Proms” for Livewire Pictures.  
Chris Bretnall


Julia has been working in broadcasting for over 30 years. During this time she has held the BBC posts of Head of Editing, Head of Studios, Head of Projects and Head of News Resources and Technology.

She has been with Creative Broadcast Solutions since 2005 , working on productions across the board, including producing and production management on many broadcasts of National Theatre Live, HM The Queen Diamond Jubilee Concert, London Fashion Week and National Theatre 50 Years on Stage and many others.

In one of her roles as Transmission Manager Julia has helped to train and shape the technical skills in digital cinemas across the UK.
Julia also runs the finance, marketing and administration of the company.

Julia Nelson

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