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The application deadline for ScreenSkills’ Leaders of Tomorrow programme is 21 August. The career progression programme accepts mid-level crew identified by industry colleagues as future leaders in HETV and champions them through mentoring, masterclasses, bespoke training and paid on-the-job training over three years. Read more about the programme and its first cohort of leaders. You will need an industry nominator to take part.
ScreenSkills and Broadcast panel discussion
Watch two of the current Leaders of Tomorrow cohort, ScreenSkills’ Hannah Green and programme champion and head of production at Sky, Amanda Wilkie Sweeney, join a discussion with Chris Curtis, editor of Broadcast about how the programme is creating new pathways for a diverse cohort of rising stars.
Film School Friday: watch the discussion
ScreenSkills CEO, Seetha Kumar, took part in Motion Pictures Association’s virtual Film School Friday event, celebrating the 2022 Childnet Film Competition winners and raising awareness of further education, training, work experience and opportunities for young people thinking about a future career in film and TV. She was joined by assistant director trainee, Anna Sophia Duff. Watch the video (from around 39′).
Screenskills sponsored panel at Sheffield DocFest
Film Skills Fund contributors confirmed for Toronto International Film Festival
Six films that contributed to the Film Skills Fund have been announced as part of the Toronto International Film Festival, often seen as the launching pad for awards season. Read more about the film selected or find out more about the Film Skills Fund.
Applications open for training programmes in unscripted TV
Training programmes entitled Become a self-shooting PD and Step up to shooting AP are still open for applications in some key hubs across the country:
A wide range of short courses are also available to book here, including:
- Mastering Receiving Feedback – This short session will give you simple frameworks for feedback, so you can make it a positive and welcome part of communication with your manager. Learn how to have clear conversations about professional performance to give you the tools you need to develop in your career.
- Mental Health Awareness for HoDs – This session will increase awareness and understanding around mental health, looking at where it comes from and factors that enhance resilience.
Understanding and Managing Stress – This session will give participants a greater understanding of stress, the importance of being able to recognise it early and knowledge of how to implement healthy coping strategies.
Become a mentor
We are seeking mentors to join the ScreenSkills mentoring network and share their experience and knowledge with a paired mentee. Register to become a mentor. Read about how being part of the ScreenSkills mentoring network helped filmmaker Celeste Bell develop her career.
New guidelines for effective hybrid working published
A set of guidelines has been published for educators and employers aimed at ensuring hybrid or remote placements are effective in developing the critical workplace experience and skills sought after in students by employers. They have been published by ScreenSkills Select, the industry-led initiative that endorses courses for developing screen-ready students. Find out more about the guidelines.
Applications open for tender opportunities
We are looking for training providers and industry professionals to lead a new range of ScreenSkills programmes. Tenders are currently open for training across film, unscripted and high-end TV. Find out more.
- A Get the Knowledge series of training courses aims to support those working with – and creating content for – the under 18’s. Read more.
- ScreenSkills are once again partnering with Share My Telly Job to offer job-share placements within HETV across a range of production roles. Read more.
- A range of training opportunities in virtual production are open for applications to help support training in this growing field.
- The business toolkit for film and HETV freelancers provides practical financial guidance alongside advice on finding a work/life balance for freelancers working within the industry. Read more and apply.
- ScreenSkills and The Film and TV Charity have partnered to launch Mental Health Training: Guidance for Employers, a new framework to support people in the film and TV sectors responsible for mental health training. Read more.
- Those looking to start their screen career journey can make use of a series of e-learning modules all about getting into the screen industries, offering advice how to identify the right role, how to find work, how to apply and how to perform well in interviews.
- ScreenSkills’ Work Well series of three e-learning modules is designed to give everyone in the screen industries the tools to help create a better, more welcoming and inclusive place to work. The series focuses on the following areas: addressing unconscious bias, tackling bullying and harassment, and introduction to mental health awareness.
- Don’t forget, you’ll need to complete every page of each e-learning module in order to receive your industry-accepted certificate.
Continued thanks to everyone who contributes to our skills funds and to the BFI, awarding National Lottery funds to deliver its Future Film Skills strategy, and Arts Council England. Your support makes this work possible.