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Endemol CEO announced as new Creative

Richard Johnston, CEO of Endemol Shine UK, was appointed last month as the new Chair of Creative Skillset. Johnston takes over from ex-Chief Executive Dinah Caine, who has acted as …

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Channel 4 unveils latest diversity goals

Channel 4 will provide work opportunities to 40 TV programme directors from minority groups, as part of a new round of initiatives to improve diversity. The plan was unveiled at …

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BBC News announces £1m scheme for

BBC News has announced a £1 million scheme to recruit and train 12 journalists with disabilities. Over the next year, new positions will be created in BBC News’ Mobile and …

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Creative Scotland to invest £1.5m to

Creative Scotland has launched a £1.5 million scheme that aims to tackle inequalities in the arts by focusing provision on Scotland’s most disadvantaged young people. The CashBack for Creativity Targeted …

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Bazalgette to lead government review into

TV veteran and outgoing Arts Council England chair, Peter Bazalgette, will lead an independent review into the UK’s creative industries, as part of the government’s new Industrial Strategy. The review …

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London Mayor reaffirms commitment to the

The Mayor for London, Sadiq Khan, has announced a raft of measures to invest in talent, skills and infrastructure to ensure London becomes the world’s most film-friendly city. In an …

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Creative Scotland publishes review of screen

Creative Scotland has published its first-ever review into under-representation in the nation’s screen sector. The review, Equality Matters, highlights evidence of the numerous and complex barriers to access, progression and …

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BFI outlines funding plan for next

The BFI’s latest five-year strategic plan for UK film, BFI2022, includes three priority areas: building audiences, learning and skills, and developing talent. Improving diversity will underpin work in all these …

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BIFA launches search for champions for

The British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) is looking for film fans from around the UK to support BIFA Independents, its new year-long season of screenings of award winners and nominees. …

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Scottish schools use film project to

Every Scottish secondary school was supplied with a free film-based educational resource in the run-up to Human Rights Day last month, as part of an initiative to help children develop …

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Resources and summary from MITA/Into Film

In September 2016, MITA and Into Film met with a large group of practitioners in Manchester to discuss some key strategies and initiatives around the provision of film education to …

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Animation UK joins forces with UK

Animation UK and the UK Screen Association (UK Screen) are joining forces to form a single organisation to be called the UK Screen Alliance. Animation UK, which has operated as …

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Government update on apprenticeships

The government has published a funding guide this week detailing apprenticeship funding rates in England and how the levy will operate in the near future. It acknowledged that its previous …

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NFTS announces new 4k digital content

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) has announced plans to build a new Digital Content Production Training Studio. The studio will be one of the most advanced dedicated training …

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Youth training provider wins prize at

Training provider, the MAMA Youth Project (MYP) has won the Developing Talent prize at this year’s Business in the Community Race Equality Awards ceremony, which was held in London earlier …

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Film Skills Fund invests £1.8 million

Creative Skillset has announced the Film Skills Fund has supported over 45 organisations since June this year, investing £1.8 million of its available fund of £4 million in priority skills …