MITA is the membership network for independent training providers in the moving image sector. It was established in 2007 by a group of nine independent training providers and launched later the same year with support from Film London and the London Development Agency.

The independent training sector has been an influential presence providing high-quality industry standard training for many years.  This ranges from professional scriptwriter training to high-end technical craft skills. The sector operates with a strong social inclusion remit and many of the individuals who benefit from this training are drawn from groups that are under-represented in the workforce of the media industries or on screen.

The following people make up MITA’s Board of Directors:

Carla Mitchell (Chair), Development Director, Four Corners
Matt Born, Director, DVTalent
Amber Dobinson, Head of Training and Development, DFG
Joan Leese, Training Director, VET
Simon Oatley, Chief Executive, The Film and Video Workshop
Gilly Cohen, Indie Training Fund
Pierre Vella, Independent Trainer
Lezli Everitt, Bectu
Dominique Unsworth, Producer, Trainer & Managing Director, Resource Productions Ltd
Meabh O’Donovan, Independent consultant
Cassius Rayner, Director, Go Film It


We are grateful for the support from the following organisations: