Magazine article Screen International

Eight UK Film and TV Diversity Training Schemes You Need to Know

Magazine article Screen International

Eight UK Film and TV Diversity Training Schemes You Need to Know

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Screen rounds up the training initiatives for under-represented groups in the industry.

There are more training opportunities tackling the lack of diversity in the UK film and TV industry than you might think.

With the help of Creative Skillset, the industry skills body for the Creative Industries, we've listed eight of the best film and TV training courses with a focus on diversity and inclusivity.

NFTS Directing Workshop

The NFTS Directing Workshop aims to increase the number of women, BAME and people with disabilities working in screen directing. It's free, and open to professionals working in screen directing who want to take their careers to the next level. Six filmmakers take part in a four-week course and produce a short film. Deadlines for the 2018 workshop will be announced before the end of September 2017.

More details HERE

Directors UK

Directors UK, the professional association for British screen directors, runs several training initiatives to address under-representation among directors. One is a paid training and mentoring opportunity for two emerging diverse directors at Lime Pictures and Channel 4 (this closes in May). Another is their High End TV Drama Directors Career Development Programme, with six directors selected for placements on high end dramas. Applications from BAME and women directors are encouraged.

More details HERE and HERE

BAME Leadership

NFTS-backed scheme for future leaders from BAME backgrounds. A six-month programme to encourage diverse representation in the film industry, bringing on the next generation of diverse talent working at Executive level in production, commissioning distribution, sales and exhibition. The programme is currently underway, but the NTFS confirmed to Screen it will be running again, with applications open towards the end of the year.

More details HERE

Widening the Lens

A free, three-month training and developing programme from the Encounters Film Festival for new and emerging filmmakers from diverse backgrounds which includes workshops, masterclasses and one-to-one mentoring with industry professionals. …

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