007: mission to inspire the young

ScreenSkills has partnered to create teaching materials based on James Bond.

No Time to Die, the 25th film in the James Bond franchise, is being used to inspire the next generation of young people about a career in screen thanks to a partnership between Into Film, Universal Pictures and ScreenSkills.

The careers resource for teachers, Careers Behind the Camera, has been devised for students aged 12+ and is being launched to coincide with the release of of the film on 30 September.

There are three subject-specific lessons focusing on English, maths and science skills respectively as well as a Careers behind the camera assembly. The resources feature  interviews with trainees on the film who provide advice for young people considering a career in film production.

The lessons lift the lid on career paths into the industry and the skills involved in working in different film production departments, using the job profiles on the ScreenSkills website which were written with support from the BFI awarding National Lottery funds.

The pack includes PowerPoint presentations, lesson plans, activity sheets and other materials developed in line with the curriculum, using the appeal of James Bond to drive educational attainment and engagement. There is also a Careers behind the camera writing competition.

Margaret Burgin, ScreenSkills head of careers, said: “This is a great way for young people to find out more about all the range different skills needed to make a big feature film. The screen industries are growing fast and it’s not all about actors. We need accountants, artists, electricians, sound mixers and video editors as well.”

Schools wishing to access the resources need to register with Into Film to download them. Into Film is the UK’s leading charity for film in education.

ScreenSkills have a range of career resources which show young people the pathways in to careers behind the camera including our job profiles, career maps and lesson plans

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