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ScreenSkills launches Animation Trainee Finder to address skills shortages with new inclusive talent
ScreenSkills Animation Trainee Finder, an entry-level paid placement programme, is being launched by the ScreenSkills Animation Skills Council with the support of UK animation productions that have...
1 Sep 2021
ScreenSkills apprenticeship pilot kicks off with 20 apprentices
ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body, Netflix and WarnerMedia today welcomed a diverse cohort of 20 apprentices on to a pilot programme for apprenticeships in the UK’s booming screen industries.
5 Aug 2021
ScreenSkills release: UK film production contributed £475,000 to training in 2020/21
Film productions in the UK contributed just under £475,000 towards skills and training for nearly 450 new entrants and existing film workforce in the last financial year despite the impact of the C...
15 Jul 2021
ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund unveils three-year development programme for behind-the-camera talent identified as Leaders of Tomorrow
5 Jul 2021
Investment in HETV training defies Covid
The ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund received £3.3 million in industry contributions in 2020/21 despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic compared with the record £3.9 million of a year earli...
16 Jun 2021
Covid created opportunities for positive change that should not be missed
The screen industries believe there are opportunities created by the coronavirus pandemic to make lasting positive change that should not be missed, according to new research published today (Thurs...
3 Jun 2021
Industry unites to launch new fund and transform investment in training for unscripted TV
A new fund which will address skills gaps and shortages in unscripted television across the UK and build a bigger pool of off-screen crew and talent in the nations and regions is announced today [T...
15 Apr 2021
Experts give insight on how educators can support students to start successful careers in UK screen industries
The future of the UK’s screen industries is vibrant and positive with big opportunities for students equipped with the right skills, networks, attitude and access to industry entry points.
30 Mar 2021
ScreenSkills launches Film Forward film industry progression programme for experienced Black, Asian and minority ethnic screen professionals
A new ScreenSkills programme will support change in the UK film industry by helping upcoming productions extend their talent network.
4 Mar 2021
Budget response from ScreenSkills
ScreenSkills responds to the new 2021 Budget, including the “flexi-job” apprenticeship programme.
3 Mar 2021
ITV Studios and the BBC Academy support first apprenticeships for production managers and coordinators
In National Apprenticeship Week 2021, the skills body, ScreenSkills, announces that much-needed production manager apprentices are being recruited now to upskill screen industry professionals.
11 Feb 2021
New national standards to ensure the UK is a global centre for virtual production
ScreenSkills is to lead the screen industries and education in developing national standards for training in high-tech roles in virtual production
10 Feb 2021
ScreenSkills launches free unconscious bias training for the UK’s screen industries
A free online learning module designed to address unconscious bias in the screen industries goes live today
28 Jan 2021
ScreenSkills launches new in-depth Covid-19 training for HoDs and Covid supervisors
Two new levels of in-depth Covid-19 training are launched by ScreenSkills today, building on the huge success of the basic awareness online learning passed by 44,000 people to date.
7 Dec 2020
Lights, Camera, Action: Heathrow jobseekers supported into film industry
A thousand local jobseekers previously employed in the aviation industry at Heathrow airport will be supported to transfer their skills into the UK’s world-renowned screen industries.
22 Oct 2020
Free basic coronavirus awareness training to support restart in film and TV production
Free online training designed to support screen industry workers stay safe on productions in the context of Covid-19 is launched today by ScreenSkills, the UK’s screen skills body.
30 Jun 2020
How to experience life on a film set from your own home
New immersive experience to inspire next generation of screen industries talent by showing the buzz of life on a working film set
11 Jun 2020
New mentoring scheme to support cinematographers and camera operators
The British Society of Cinematographers, Association of Camera Operators and ScreenSkills have joined forces to form a new mentoring programme
9 Jun 2020
ScreenSkills fast-tracks training for safe return to work in film and high-end TV
New training is being fast-tracked to help film and high-end television return safely to production, the skills body ScreenSkills announced today.
22 May 2020
UK’s First Centre of Screen Excellence Launches in Leeds
ScreenSkills, Screen Yorkshire, The National Film and Television School (NFTS), and the BFI have launched the UK’s first Centre of Screen Excellence: Yorkshire (CoSE:Y) in Leeds
28 Feb 2020
The Tiger Who Came to Tea animation lesson plan launches in a primary school
Primary school children in Bristol first to enjoy animation lesson plan based on The Tiger Who Came to Tea.
27 Jan 2020
Warner Bros. and Netflix join ScreenSkills in innovative apprenticeship pilot
Netflix and Warner Bros. are partnering with ScreenSkills on an innovative new apprenticeship pilot.
23 Jan 2020
ScreenSkills partner with Lupus Films to create The Tiger Who Came to Tea lesson plan
ScreenSkills and Lupus FIlms collaborate to create resources to be shared with schools after TV premiere
23 Dec 2019
Emerging writers offered opportunities to work with high-end dramas
The ScreenSkills New Writers Award for Production Companies helps emerging talent to break into high-end drama.
5 Dec 2019
ScreenSkills Series Producer Programme enters its fifth year
The year-long programme will focus on boosting the number of out-of-London delegates in its fifth iteration.
19 Nov 2019
New programme supports BAME talent to progress behind-the-camera in UK film
A programme to support black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) talent behind-the-camera in UK film to progress into more senior roles launches today.
19 Sep 2019
High-end TV Skills Fund invests £4.2 million in training and skills for HETV
Pressing skills needs in high-end television resulting from the UK production boom are to be addressed with a record £4.2 million of investment this year.
12 Sep 2019
New investment in training to tackle skills needs
ScreenSkills today announces £488,000 of investment in training for the UK film industry including measures to tackle identified gaps in leadership and management skills, support craft and tech gra...
22 Aug 2019
Films contribute £700,000 to support behind-the-camera talent
Film productions including Wonder Woman 1984 and Downton Abbey contributed just over £700,000 towards supporting skills and training in 2018/19
21 Aug 2019
Apprenticeship pilot aims to unlock levy funds for UK screen
The industry-led skills body ScreenSkills today welcomes a Government decision to back a pilot project originally developed by ScreenSkills to unlock the apprenticeship levy for the UK’s booming sc...
4 Jul 2019
ITV becomes inaugural partner on Screenskills’ new social mobility initiative First Break
ITV has signed up as the first partner in First Break, a new social mobility initiative from the skills body ScreenSkills
29 May 2019
New research reveals detailed look at the UK screen industries workforce
Find Your Future in Film and TV campaign launches to grow and diversify behind-the-camera talent
21 May 2019
Find Your Future in Film and TV
A new campaign will launch this week to introduce people who may know little about the screen industries to the array of jobs available behind the camera
21 May 2019
Record contributions to ScreenSkills HETV Skills Fund
High-end television productions contributed a record £3.3 million to the ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund in 2018/19 to support skills and training in the industry.
9 May 2019
Skills to Film – Pinewood and ScreenSkills join forces to tap talent pool
ScreenSkills and Pinewood Studios are joining forces to offer people living near the Studios information on how to transfer their skills to much needed roles in film production
1 Apr 2019
ScreenSkills launches pan-UK mentoring network for screen industry professionals
ScreenSkills today announces a pan-UK mentoring drive to support new and established professionals in the UK’s screen industries.
28 Mar 2019
New research reveals skills challenges for high-end television
Production boom is causing burnout among workers working without breaks between jobs and encouraging workers to step into more senior roles too soon.
18 Mar 2019
New programme to help more than two million teenagers discover their creative futures
Creative industries leaders today joined forces to launch a new Creative Careers Programme designed to help 2 million teenagers discover the breadth of jobs on offer in the UK’s fastest-growing sec...
12 Mar 2019
Veterans offered chance of new career in television
Military veterans will be given the chance to retrain to work as location managers in the television industry in a new ScreenSkills initiative.
27 Feb 2019
ScreenSkills Animation Skills Council to re-launch
The ScreenSkills Animation Skills Council will re-launch in the new year under new leadership
19 Dec 2018
Skills Forecasting Service launches with snapshot of recruitment challenges
ScreenSkills publishes the first findings from its new Skills Forecasting Service and calls on all employers to take part in a forthcoming survey
10 Dec 2018
ScreenSkills’ prestigious Series Producer Programme returns for fourth year
The programme returns after previously training 64 delegates, many of whom have gone on to award-winning success.
20 Nov 2018
Acclaimed screen placement programme expands to meet demand
The acclaimed ScreenSkills Trainee Finder programme which places trainees on feature films, high-end television and children’s TV is increasing recruitment for 2019 to meet demand
12 Nov 2018
ScreenSkills announces programmes to tackle skills shortages and improve inclusion in film
More than 1,400 people are set to benefit from new training targeted at skills shortages and increasing diversity
7 Nov 2018
New-look skills body launches giving back initiative to secure a skilled workforce for UK screen
Creative Skillset today adopts a new name, ScreenSkills, to more clearly reflect the work we do
4 Oct 2018
Centre of excellence initiative to pilot in Yorkshire
A ground-breaking initiative to establish a network of centres of excellence for film and television in the nations and regions will be piloted in Yorkshire
1 Oct 2018
Creative Skillset announces new funding for film skills training
Creative Skillset is investing £600,000 in training to tackle skills shortages identified by the industry
6 Sep 2018
Record contributions to last years' Film Skills Fund
Studio blockbusters to arthouse indies and micro-budget productions paid a record amount towards training the next generation in 2017-2018
1 May 2018
Booming production in High-end TV delivers record levy contributions
The booming production schedule in television drama saw a record £2.6 million paid in contributions to the High-end TV Levy Fund last year
23 Apr 2018
New senior appointments at Creative Skillset
Creative Skillset announces Gareth Ellis-Unwin as new Head of Film, Louise Jury as Director of Communications and Marketing
20 Feb 2018
Creative Skillset to deliver BFI's Future Film Skills programme
Creative Skillset will deliver the majority of the BFI’s Future Film Skills Programme, a key strategic priority of BFI2022, the five-year plan for UK film
14 Dec 2017
New High-end TV skills research into impact of home-streaming
The impact on the UK’s high-end TV production sector from the recent growth in Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google
22 Nov 2017
Creative Skillset and Indie Training Fund to merge
Creative Skillset and the not-for-profit training body Indie Training Fund (ITF) announce that we are planning to merge this autumn
29 Jun 2017
Stepping-Up Scheme Launched in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Screen will be delivering the Creative Skillset Stepping-Up scheme for High-end TV based in Northern Ireland
26 Jun 2017
Advanced TV Drama Writing Initiative Announced
MediaXchange and Creative Skillset have announced a slate of drama industry expertise for participants in their TV drama writing initiative
22 Jun 2017
Richard Johnston announced as new chair of Creative Skillset
Richard Johnston, CEO of Endemol Shine UK, has been announced as the new chair of industry skills body, Creative Skillset
18 Apr 2017
Examining career success factors for under-represented groups
Research conducted by BAFTA and Creative Skillset with the BFI highlights key areas for supporting a diverse workforce
7 Feb 2017
Seetha Kumar to be new Chief Executive of Creative Skillset
The Board of Creative Skillset, the creative industries’ skills body, announces that Seetha Kumar is to be its new Chief Executive
6 Jul 2015
Workforce survey calls for fairer access to creative media industries
Creative Skillset’s Workforce Survey finds that 56% of the creative media workforce found their current position through informal networks
19 May 2015