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Eurovision Head of Production, Ola Melzig, to host 2017 Knight of Illumination Awards ceremony

Eurovision Head of Production, Ola Melzig, to host 2017 Knight of Illumination Awards ceremony

"The Knight of Illumination Awards has become a 'must attend' event in our industry. Not only does it offer an entertaining evening among notable lighting designers, it's just a flat out great party! The only thing that could make it better is if I could win a sword!" – Ola Melzig.

Over the last 20 years Ola Melzig has built a reputation as a respected and much loved technical director and production manager by all who have worked with him and many who haven't! He has managed numerous high profile shows globally including Eurovision, The Commonwealth Games and The Nobel Prize Banquet. As a familiar figure to many in the industry, Ola's unique, larger than life personality matches his Viking-like physical stature!

Ola began his career in the entertainment industry in 1989 working as a stagehand on local shows in Stockholm. During his eclectic career he has performed various job roles including forklift driver, runner, production assistant, lighting tech, backline tech and even catering assistant! The diverse knowledge and the multiplicity of skills he has acquired along the way have proved a great asset in his current role as a technical director, specialising in large scale events and projects.

The "Knight of Illumination Awards", organised by The Fifth Estate, the ALD and the STLD, provide public recognition for the outstanding achievements of experts in Lighting Design, Video and Graphic Display and Projection Design who are working on productions performed in the UK across a range of professional areas. The 2017 event takes place on 17th September at the Eventim Apollo in London.

The "Knight of Illumination Awards"sis organised by The Fifth Estate, the ALD and the STLD, and provides public recognition for the outstanding achievements of experts in Lighting Design, Video and Graphic Display and Projection Design who are working on productions performed in the UK across a range of professional areas.

17th May 2017

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