Matthew Hancock MP has called for musicians and film makers from West Suffolk to enter Parliament’s largest competitions – Rock the House and Film the House.
Founded by Intellectual Property Advisor to the Prime Minister, Mike Weatherley MP, the competitions are sponsored by industry and supported by celebrity Patrons.
Both competitions offer the opportunity for creative constituents from West Suffolk to have their work judged by the leading lights of undustry and win prizes ranging from festival slots, studio time, equipment and the opportunity to have their work premiered in London’s West End.
Commenting, the skills minister said: “I hope any aspiring local musicians and film makers in West Suffolk will enter Rock the House or Film the House.
“The prizes are impressive and as all nominations will be judged by industry experts its a fantastic opportunity to get some exposure.”
Rock legend and actor Alice Cooper said: “Rock the House is a great project which celebrates the fantastic diversity of the British music scene and gives musicians a vehicle through which to hold their legislators accountable about protecting the music industry’s intellectual property.”
Competition founder Mr Weatherley said: “Every year the competition gets bigger and better and my thanks go to our patrons, sponsors, judges, the entrants and the MPs who take part. If you’re a musician or a film maker, make sure you take part in the 2014 competition.”
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