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Pact unveils new TV industry module

Pact, alongside industry and government partners, has launched the Pact Industry Module for media degree courses to help ensure that graduates entering the TV production industry are equipped with the …

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New entrant opportunity for North Wales

Ffilm Cymru Wales is working with Welsh production company Severn Screen and local housing association Grŵp Cynefin to provide a programme of free training and production placements on the Welsh …

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Protecting the media conference

KNect365’s annual conference offers a review of key developments in the field of media law over the previous 12 months. It will provide delegates with a chance to learn how …

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Digital Cities Belfast

A week-long series of free events and workshops across Belfast run as part of the BBC’s Digital Cities initiative. The week aims to help the city’s creative and digital sector develop …

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Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017

Running over five days for the first time, this year’s festival includes a programme of shorts from across the world in a range of genres from comedy to music video, …

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Call for applications: FEDS 2018

Applications are open for next year’s FEDS (Film Exhibition, Distribution and Sales) trainee scheme run by the Independent Cinema Office. The initiative will run for eight months from Monday 15 …

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Call for applications: Skill Up

Applications are open for Screen Yorkshire’s Skill Up, a new multi-modular development programme aimed at both Yorkshire-based new entrants keen to break into the film industry and more established industry …

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Creative Skillset/ITF merger update

Following the announcement of the proposed merger of Creative Skillset and the ITF and our concerned response (published in Broadcast and in this newsletter) MITA members Matt Born (DV Talent) …

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Project Diamond publishes first results

Disabled people and the over-50s are the two most under-represented minority groups in the broadcasting industry, according to an initial report produced by the equality monitoring initiative Project Diamond. It …

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Creative Skillset and the ITF announce

Creative Skillset, the skills body for the UK’s screen based creative media, and the Indie Training Fund (ITF), the membership body providing training to television production companies and freelancers, have …

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MITA responds to planned merger of

MITA has issued a statement on the plan to merge Creative Skillset and the ITF. We think this is a troubling move. Creative Skillset, in particular, has hitherto served as …

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New entrants scheme in visual effects

VFX house Double Negative has launched a new entrants programme offering successful applicants entry level pathways into the world of visual effects. The Greenlight programme is designed to give candidates the opportunity …

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Northern Ireland Screen and Into Film

Two screen-related projects have made it to the finals of this year’s National Lottery Awards. Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive is competing for the best heritage project for Unlocking …

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New funding for young people in

Creative Scotland and Young Scot have launched a new funding initiative to support the creative talents of young people in Scotland. The Nurturing Talent Fund will provide awards totalling £40,000 …