Feb 04 , 2019

Mend The Gap: Debating animation training and employment

  • Date/Time: 04/02/2019 - 6pm-9pm
  • Organised by: Film London
  • Location: London
  • Price: Free
  • Age: 18+

*Tickets for this event are managed by a third party and are not the responsibility of ScreenSkills

Film London and Escape Studios, in association with Universities UK, invite you to attend Mend The Gap: An evening of discussion and debate around the current animation training and employment landscape. BOOK NOW

UK universities produce 600 animation graduates every year, yet there is a perceived skills gap within the animation industry and a shortage of home-grown talent.

Join us as we bring together a panel of experts from industry and academia to discuss the current landscape and address such questions as:

  • What changes need to be made? Industry expectations or academic qualifications?
  • How far apart are animation training and industry needs?
  • Can the gap be bridged and if so who needs to listen to who?

There will be a 6.30pm panel discussion chaired by Adrian Wootton OBE, CEO Film London & The British Film Commission followed by a drinks reception.

Speakers include:
Alex Williams, Head of Animation, Escape Studios
Edward McAffrey, Senior Lecturer, Middlesex University
Gareth Ellis-Unwin, Head of Film, ScreenSkills
Greg Wade, Policy Manager, Universities UK
Kate O’Connor, Executive Chair, Animation UK
Shelly Paige, Animation Talent Consultant

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