Meet our ScreenSkills Select industry evaluators

Throughout the ScreenSkills Select endorsement process, courses receive invaluable industry input from our team of highly-regarded and diverse range of industry evaluators.

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Currently, we have over 40 industry evaluators across Film, TV, Animation, Games and VFX. Their role is to assess each course against set criteria at each stage of the application process and provide annual feedback to help courses further strengthen their links and relevance to industry.

All our industry evaluators are current practitioners within the film, TV, animation, VFX and games sectors. Our rigorous criteria for recruiting evaluators have been developed in consultation with the ScreenSkills Select industry advisory group.

We require ScreenSkills Select evaluators to have a demonstrable track record in the industry with at least one production credit on a distributed work within the past 18 months, and/or hold a senior role responsible for hiring talent to productions or companies.

Below are just a small selection of the high quality and diverse evaluators that ensure only the highest quality courses gain ScreenSkills Select endorsement.

Meet Select industry evaluator Mary Farbrother

Mary is a vastly experienced cinematographer and became a ScreenSkills Select industry evaluator to ensure diversity continues to improve so there are more opportunities for new talent to join the screen industries and take up behind the camera roles. Read more.

Meet Select industry evaluator Jacqui Doyle

Jacqui is the ITV Studios Head of Production and Talent and has joined the ScreenSkills Select evaluation team to help endorse courses which will prepare new talent for industry. Read more.

Meet Select industry evaluator Will Becher

Will is a freelance master animator who has worked with Aardman Animation on their new Shaun the Sheep sci-fi film, Farmageddon, as well as projects such as Early Man and Wallace & Gromit. He now joins us as a ScreenSkills Select evaluator. Read more.

Meet Select industry evaluator Daniel Gibling

Daniel is a first assistant director to a Bafta-nominated film and recent BBC Two high-end TV drama Doing Money, and has recently evaluated the National Film & Television School’s diploma in assistant directing and floor managing course. Read more. 

Meet Select industry evaluator Amanda McArthur

Leading production designer Amanda McArthur has worked on numerous feature films as well as TV dramas as well as evaluating the National Film & Television School’s MA production design course. Read more.

Meet Select industry evaluator Tim Overson

Sanditon and Doctor Who art director Tim Overson talks about his experience evaluating Nottingham Trent University’s BA (Hons) Design for Film and Television course. Read more.

Meet Select industry evaluator Sam Beattie

Sam is at the forefront of the booming UK gaming industry and has recently evaluated games courses for ScreenSkills Select. Read more.