Magazine article Screen International

Four Directors Picked for UK High-End TV Drama Scheme

Magazine article Screen International

Four Directors Picked for UK High-End TV Drama Scheme

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Directors UK and Creative Skillset programme aims to diversify directing talent in TV drama.

‘Jamestown’

Directors UK and Creative Skillset have announced a further four directors have been selected for their new high-end TV drama directors career development programme.

Afia Nkrumah, Nimer Rashed, Kate Saxon and Nicole Volavka have been picked for placements on Carnival Films’ Jamestown, BBC Studios’ Silent Witness and Lookout Point/BBC Studios’ Press.

The scheme was launched earlier this year to help progress and diversify directing talent in TV drama. It aims to give upcoming directors the skills they need to direct an episode of high-end TV in the future.

It includes the opportunity to direct 2nd unit where appropriate have access to post-placement support from Directors UK and advice from the production company and the lead director. …

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