2nd July 2019
Film education charity Into Film is joining forces with ScreenSkills to provide careers initiatives and training for primary school students. The new programmes come in response to teachers increasing interest in better quality career information to inspire and encourage their pupils.
The new initiative, supported by funding from Arts Council England to ScreenSkills, will include a new film careers map for younger audiences alongside other new teaching resources to complement Into Film and ScreenSkills' current offerings.
The importance of film industry career resources for younger students was highlighted by producer Barbara Broccoli OBE, who said: “It is important that we keep the film industry vibrant by encouraging a young and diverse workforce that is representative of the society in which we live. We need to provide their training to remain at the cutting edge of the technological developments that are redefining our sector.”
It is important that we keep the film industry vibrant by encouraging a young and diverse workforce that is representative of the society in which we liveBarbara Broccoli OBE
Paul Reeve, CEO of Into Film said: "We’re very pleased that Into Film and ScreenSkills are together providing opportunities to learn in school about potential careers in the screen industries."
Seetha Kumar, CEO of ScreenSkills said: "“We are delighted to be able to use some of our Arts Council funding to work with Into Film on new resources for primary schools. We think it is incredibly important for young people and their teachers to understand more of the exciting world of screen and the people who create the magic of film and television behind the camera. This isn’t about training the next generation, but it is about demystifying the industry.”
Into Film is an education charity that puts film at the heart of children and young people’s educational, cultural and personal development. Over half of UK schools engage Into Film Clubs, special cinema screenings, and resources and training to support classroom teaching. Into Film’s work is supported principally by the BFI through the National Lottery, and by the film industry through Cinema First. Find out more at Into Film Careers.
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