Online training and masterclasses from 20-26 April

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As the industry-body for the UK’s screen industries, ScreenSkills stands in solidarity with the workforce and is here to support you through these challenging times.

Where possible we are moving training online. Between 20 and 26 April we are offering the following free training sessions and masterclasses:

Monday 20 April

  • 10:00-11:15 | Leadership Toolkit with Hannah Corneck | Book
  • 11:00 -12:00 | The Fundamentals of Furloughing – Guidance on the UK’s Covid-19 Job Retention Scheme | Book
  • 11:30-12:45 | Industry Greats Masterclass: Filmmaking with a female gaze | Book
  • 13:00-14:00 | Lunch with a commissioner: Daisy Scalchi (commissioning editor, specialist factual for religion and ethics, BBC) | Book
  • 14:30-17:00 | First aid for film freelancers: #1 Money | Book
  • 15:00-16:00 | Online talent manager takeover with Katie McAfee (Tinopolis) and Sophie French (Objective Media Group) | Book
  • 17:00-18:00 | Online workshop: How to track, hunt down and capture perfect performances from contributors - from research to result, by Sheila Hayman | Book
  • 18:30-19:30 | Drink with a Commissioner: Beejal Patel, Commissioning Executive (BBC) | Book

Tuesday 21 April

  • 09:30- 13:00 | Business Toolkit for Freelancers | Book
  • 10:00-11:15 | Leadership Toolkit with Hannah Corneck| Book
  • 11:00-12:00 | The UK’s Self-Employed Income Support Scheme – Guidance on the support available for the winners and the losers | Book
  • 11:30-12:45 | Industry Greats Masterclass: Tom McDonald and Amy Flanagan (BBC Studios) | Book
  • 13:00-14:00 | Lunch with a Commissioner: Phil Harris (head of entertainment, Channel 4) | Book
  • 15:00-16:00 | Online talent manager takeover with Simon Wright (Viacom Studios UK) and Tors Sorby (Mama Youth Project) | Book
  • 17:00-18:00 | Online workshop: Tessa Sheridan on feature film screenplays - writing the killer premise | Book
  • 18:30-19:30 | Evening session with Adam Vandermark (Channel 4) | Book

Wednesday 22 April

  • 10:00-11:15 | Leadership Toolkit with Hannah Corneck| Book
  • 11:30-12:45 | Industry Greats Masterclass: Jeremy Salsby - cracking children's TV | Book
  • 12:00-12:30 | Skills2Film Facebook live webinar: Shooting drama doc | Book
  • 13:00-14:00 | Lunch with a Commissioner: Max Gogarty and Carl Callam (BBC) | Book
  • 13:00-14:00 | Daily cuppa webinar – parent edition | Book
  • 13:00-14:00 | Online training for HETV Trainee Finder Trainees: mental health and stress management | Closed session
  • 13:00-14:00 | Mental health and resilience during a crisis with Paul Litchfield | Book
  • 15:00-16:00 | Online talent manager takeover with Elsa Sharp (BBC Current Affairs), Emily Knight (RDF Television) and Sacha Wells (ITV Entertainment) | Book
  • 17:00-18:00 | Online workshop: Tessa Sheridan on feature film screenplay - focus on genre and professional one-to-one script mentoring | Book

Thursday 23 April

  • 09:00-10:00 | Pilates with Ruth Kamala | Book
  • 10:00-11:15 | Leadership Toolkit with Hannah Corneck | Book
  • 10:00 –13:00 | First Break careers workshops | Closed session
  • 10:30-11:30 | Yoga with Ruth Kamala | Book
  • 11:30am -12.45pm | Industry Greats Masterclass: Lewis Evans | Book
  • 13:00-14:00 | Daily cuppa webinar | Book
  • 13:00-14:00 | Lunch with a Commissioner: Lily Wilson (ITV) | Book
  • 13:00-14:00 | Online training for HETV Trainee Finder Trainees: mental health and stress management | Closed session
  • 14:30-15:45 | So you want to be an edit producer | Book
  • 15:00-16:00 | Online talent manager takeover with Jasmine Dotiwala (Media Trust) and Anna De Serville (Plimsoll Productions) | Book
  • 17:00-18:00 | Online workshop: Alice D. Cooper on writing commercials, corporates and bumpers | Book
  • Best practices in training in the screen industries (Train the trainer) | Closed session
  • 18:30-19:30 | Evening session with Camilla Lewis | Book

Friday 24 April

  • 08:00-09:00 | Yoga with Ruth Kamala | Book
  • 10:00-11:15 | Leadership Toolkit with Hannah Corneck| Book
  • 11:30-12:45 | Industry Greats Masterclass: Con O’Neill | Book
  • 13:00-14:00 | Daily cuppa webinar | Book
  • 13:00-14:00 | Lunch with a Commissioner: Abigail Priddle (BBC specialist factual) | Book
  • 15:00-16:00 | Online talent manager takeover with Marie O’Donnell (BBC Studios) and Tanya Gottlieb (Endemol Shine UK) | Book

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