How have other people found their way into the screen industries and built their careers? Be inspired by real-life stories, including the experiences of industry professionals who have advanced their careers thanks to training supported by ScreenSkills.
King Banana used ScreenSkills’ Children’s TV Make a Move funding to help Emine to step up
After graduation from university, Leeds-born Sumaiyya secured a traineeship on Emmerdale
A chance to work on Emmerdale was a dream come true for Bradford-born Talhah
ScreenSkills' high-end TV co-producer programme helped James get back into high-end TV.
May credits some of her rise to ScreenSkills, having had help with bursaries and a mentorship
A paid placement on Small Axe helped Annie move into high-end television
Junior production manager Lewis stepped up to the role of production manager with the help of the scheme
A bursary enabled Rebecca to buy weather gear to stay warm on the job
Andy is keen to both pass on his knowledge and develop his own skillset.
Four film and TV professionals reveal how the Northern Irish film and TV industries are growing.
Five film and TV professionals talk about some of the great things about working in Scotland.
Working closely alongside an experienced costume designer she gained valuable insights
At the age of 53 his debut script is being made for the BBC
A ScreenSkills Select endorsed animation degree helped Dominic break into the industry
A ScreenSkills Select degree brought him a step closer to becoming cinematographer
ScreenSkills Trainee Finder alumna Lauren was able to buy software with a bursary.
ScreenSkills’ First Break enabled Llauren to work in the the locations department of ITV’s Emmerdale.
A chance to work on Coronation Street was a dream come true for Manchester-based Tiffany.
Kate attended around 160 free online ScreenSkills courses whilst furloughed.
Jade was looking for hands-on experience in production and knew First Break would provide just that.
High-end TV Skills Fund Make a Move helped Cristina transition from production to post- production.
A course funded by the Animation Skills Fund helped Niki Kehoe improve her knowledge.
Keen to give back to the industry, he signed up as a mentor through the ScreenSkills Mentoring Programme.
ScreenSkills offered Lorine Plagnol support to advance her career internationally.
Broadcaster, actor, poet and writer and an ambassador Mim Shaikh on getting into the industry
Perjeet explains how ScreenSkills' helped her become a series producer in Birmingham.
Philip became a TV commissioner thanks to the ScreenSkills programme
Composer Nainita Desai talks about her career and gives tips.
High-end TV Skills Fund support helped him progress.
Support by the High-end TV Skills Fund helped her to progress in her career.
A chance to shadow a writer-director helped Nosa Eke step up
As part of Trainee Finder, Lana worked on So Awkward.
As part of Trainee Finder, Amber worked on Hetty Feather.
As part of Trainee Finder, Declan worked on The Secret Life of Boys.
As part of Trainee Finder, Aileen worked on Andy and the Band.
As part of Trainee Finder, Glenn worked on Molly and Mack.
ScreenSkills support helped Soph break into the industry as a runner.
HETV Skills Fund support helped Kasheina grow in her career at Warp
A qualification at Iver Make-Up Academy proved perfect for Maia
ScreenSkills' Skills to Screen helped her move into the industry
The co-producer programme helped her move from factual to HETV
Freelance art director Keelan was able to progress in his career
Four Corners’ Making the Cut professional film and TV training for disabled people helped her progress
A ScreenSkills bursary enabled Thomas to complete FEA Simulation, a stunt safety course.
Completing a ScreenSkills-funded course helped Adrian step up in his career.
Participation in the Future Leaders in Distribution gave Ngozi a career and confidence boost.
Bird’s Eye View Future Leaders in Distribution training helped Delphine progress in her career
Having benefited from mentoring himself, Jon Wardle decided to help new talent progress as a mentor
HETV Link gave line producer Fran Mable “food for thought” and useful experience in interviewing techniques.
Animator Dani Abram supported Jamie Wilson through the ScreenSkills mentoring scheme
A ScreenSkills bursary had a great impact on the Daniella's career in the sound department.
Divya found her confidence in her work during the Animated Women UK and its Helen North Achieve programme.
Hanna found support through Animated Women UK to fulfil her childhood dream of becoming an animator.
Anita Corcoran has covered a variety of projects and has recently benefited from the Animated Women UK’s Helen North Achieve programme.
Find out how ScreenSkills helped Bianca develop her career in storyboarding
Will is a freelance master animator who has worked with Aardman Animation and has joined our ScreenSkills Select evaluators
Jacqui Doyle discusses her experience as part of the ScreenSkills Select evaluation team
Sam has recently been evaluating games degrees as an evaluator for ScreenSkills Select.
Inma was able to start directing her own documentaries right after graduating from a ScreenSkills endorsed degree at Edinburgh College of Arts
Read how ScreenSkills' Make a Move and Trainee Finder placed new talent on the set of Hanna.
Nicolas made the step from runner to production secretary with the support of the ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund.
Edwina started working on the TV show Hanna as an art department trainee through Trainee Finder
Trainee Finder helped Imani to pursue a career in make-up and gave her the opportunity to work on the series Hanna
A production designer on a number of features, Amanda has recently evaluated an MA in production design for ScreenSkills Select
Daniel has recently evaluated National Film & Television School’s diploma in assistant directing and floor managing course.
Art director for Doctor Who and Sandition, Tim reflects on his experience as an endorsed course evaluator
How ScreenSkills helped to place new talent in production on the multi-award-winning BBC One show Killing Eve.
After winning a place on Trainee Finder, Anna secured a placement on the first season of Killing Eve
Fred Weston Smith joined Killing Eve Series Two as part of the Make a Move programme
The High-End TV Drama Directors Career Development Programme helped Katherine move into High-End TV on the BBC show Killing Eve
After obtaining a degree in mathematics, Calum was eager to explore a more creative career route
Greg enrolled in the ScreenSkills-endorsed TV production degree at Solent University to make his dream of working in TV come true
Armed Forces veteran Alan Lane discovered that he had skills wanted by the screen industries at an ScreenSkills event
Christy Kail applied for a ScreenSkills-endorsed course to explore which part of film making he enjoyed most
A ScreenSkills-endorsed degree and Film Trainee Finder helped Katie realise her dream of working in film
A ScreenSkills-endorsed degree and Trainee Finder helped Kayleigh Miller enter the art department
Make a Move helped chartered accountant Tim Powell enter the screen industry
How Sophia made her way into film make-up - without knowing anyone in the industry
Read Umulkhayr's story of making a career out of putting on film festivals for her community
Find out how Ziggy stumbled across the locations department and found her career
From Googling how to get into film to working big-budget movies, read Lauren's journey
Find out how ScreenSkills helped assistant coordinator Shani find her home in VFX
From criminologist to assistant director, how Charanprite found her place in film
The Stepping-UP scheme helping Michelle into a role on HBO's Game of Thrones
ScreenSkills' Stepping-Up scheme helped Ola move up in the industry as an accountant
ScreenSkills' Trainee Finder scheme helped Sam learn on the job on HBO's Game of Thrones
How ScreenSkills and HBO worked together on skills and training
Louise used the ScreenSkills high-end TV drama new producers programme to get her first drama producer credit
Following a place on the Writers Incubator programme Sharma is now a mentee on the Dancing Ledge writers mentoring scheme
The ScreenSkills-supported APATS scheme helped Ruby Avards to shift her career focus
The Trainee Finder scheme gave Vicki a taste of working in the art department of children's TV
A placement though ScreenSkills Trainee Finder made Jennifer realise it is never too late to work towards what you want
Marcellino took part in ScreenSkills' High-end TV In-House Production Runners Programme
Kudos worked with ScreenSkills to take new trainees and up-skill existing crew
Kit took part in the Screen-Skills supported MediaXchange Advanced Writing for TV Drama scheme
Lisa is a participant of the Directors UK High-end TV Drama Directors Career Development Programme
Adam used ScreenSkills' Make a Move scheme to take the next step in high-end TV
Emma Marie Cramb worked as a runner before taking part in the ScreenSkills High-end TV Trainee Finder programme
Camilla participated in ScreenSkills High-end TV Trainee Finder programme
Tom completed a nine-month runners programme at Carnival Films with ScreenSkills Make a Move
Kath is an animator, producer and co-founder of Fettle animation, which benefited from ScreenSkills development funding
Recipients of funding from the Film Skills Investment Fund talk about their experiences
Ian runs the Sheffield Showroom, a four-screen independent cinema showing mainstream, art house and cult films
Allison is a BAFTA-Award winning producer of animated and children's film. Recent credits include Frankenweenie
Lucy has also worked on children's TV and animation at King Rollo Films
Ginger is the scaffolder of the film industry, providing the backbone for a set build
Michael the main source of contact between the cast and the assistant director
Stuart is an Oscar-nominated production sound mixer, recording sound for film and TV
Charmian aids the production designer in order to achieve their vision of the film
David works on film projects in the UK and abroad and runs his own company, Loupe
Jonathan's job is to edit a film the way that works best, with direct consultation with the director
Mark Leese is involved in designing sets, props, and being in charge of a large team
Alison is an award-winning film producer, whose credits include The Suffragettes and Shaun of the Dead
Chris in charge of a team of technicians producing pyrotechnic explosions and effects
David advises on the safety and welfare of all personnel working on a production as well as the public
Keith Devlin started out as a runner, then a digital compositor and is now a senior VFX supervisor
Lee is head of the electrical department, deciding the lighting effect required for a scene
Dave works with props teams and designers after he started out as a stagehand
BBC documentary commissioning excutive Beejal Patel mentored Anna Sadowy.
Former BBC Worldwide commissioner Tracy Forsyth mentored Lizzie Wingham.
Assistant editor Inigo Manby mentored Emma Bayat and Peter Brook
Script editor and consultant Karol Griffiths mentored Gary Thomas.
Bill Thomas shared his wealth of experience in the art department with mentee Nagea Rose
Cinematographer James Friend helped his mentee James Stier move from documentary into drama
Anna gained worked as a series producer having done ScreenSkills' programme
The funny factual producer director explains how the ScreenSkills programme developed her career
Sue is recognised by TV commissioners as a series producer having done ScreenSkills' programme
How the course enabled Merle to flourish as a series producer on Monkman & Seagull
How the ScreenSkills course equipped Daisy for the role of commissioning editor
John grew in confidence and learnt practical skills from the ScreenSkills training
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