co-founder, Night Time Industries Association (NTIA); tv and film producer, Instrumental Pictures
Alan D Miller is co-founder and was first chairman (now Honorary Trustee) of the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA). The NTIA was formed to promote the benefits and enormous contribution of the Night Time Industries, the entrepreneurs that create and innovate across the UK contributing £70 Billion per year in revenue and boosting employment, regenerating and generally improving our cities. The NTIA provides a voice to challenge some of the problematic thinking hoisted on to UK entrepreneurs in policy and by local authorities – and to provide concrete alternatives.
The creation of a Night Time Ambassadors & Commissions for cities across Britain is one of the areas The NTIA has focussed on alongside working with British city leaders to ensure that everyone gets to understand the enormous economic, cultural and social value of UK nightlife – and that all work together to ensure the benefits of nightlife can accrue via Urban Master Plans for regions.
The campaign being run across Britain currently is #SaveNightlife and The NTIA encourages everyone to sign the petition to local MP’s and councillors at http://savenightlife.com/
Alan was CEO of The Vibe Bar for almost 20 years as well as being co-founder of the Old Truman Brewery, a 10-acre site in London with over 200 companies, ranging from recording studios to art galleries, entertainment spaces, restaurants, bars, cafes, fashion and retail. It has helped regenerate a significant area of London, creating a new cultural quarter – demonstrating in reality what ‘Place Making’ is all about. Alan sat on The Arts Council’s London Arts Board for several years and ran The New York Salon in NYC for a decade, a forum for inter-disciplinary, open debate.
Alan produces and directs TV and film with his producing partners at Instrumental Pictures out of New York City.
In the last couple of years, Alan has spoken to audiences in Stockholm, Toronto, Mumbai, Vienna, Zurich, Berlin, Sydney, Melbourne, New York, Amsterdam and Warsaw as well as regularly across the UK. He writes and comments both nationally and internationally across most media.
Follow Alan on Twitter @alanvibe.
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