ScreenSkills launches training scheme for behind-the-camera BAME talent in UK film (exclusive)

Screen | 9/19/2019 | Michael Rosser
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A new programme to support black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) talent behind-the-camera in UK film has launched, run by ScreenSkills and supported by the BFI.

Make a Move: Film will encourage on-the-job training of crew identified by large-scale productions as ready to move up into a more senior role with some support. At the end of the programme, the beneficiary will be established in a new role or able to apply for a promotion.

Candidates - Programme - Year - Applications

It is hoped up to 15 candidates will benefit from the programme in the first year, with applications open now.

Up to £10,000 is available per candidate, which can be used for training courses, travel, professional coaching or costs incurred buying job-related equipment among others.

Initiative - BFI - National - Lottery - Funds

The initiative, supported by the BFI with National Lottery funds as part of its Future Film Skills strategy, will be open to films that pay the maximum contribution of £55,000 into the ScreenSkills Film Skills Fund – making sure that successful candidates get a chance to work on the biggest possible movies. Productions are also expected to invest in the beneficiary and provide details of a training plan on application.

The initiative is modelled on the Make a Move scheme, which has been...
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