Industry training body Creative Skillset has won the tender to manage the BFI’s Future Film Skills Programme.
Creative Skillset won the £19million of National Lottery funding after a competitive tender process, overseen by a panel of industry leaders, chaired by Barbara Broccoli.
The Future Film Skills Programme was launched by the BFI and the Film Sector Task Force in June this year and identified the need for 10,000 more people working in film, and to provide training for an estimated 30,000 jobs over the next five years.
Creative Industries Minister Matt Hancock said: “I’m delighted Creative Skillset has been chosen to receive National Lottery funding to help the next generation of creative talent develop the skills they need for careers in areas including film, television and video games. Our creative industries are one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors, worth £92 billion to the economy every year, and we are determined to make sure this fantastic success continues.”
Barbara Broccoli, Producer, EON Productions and Chair of the UK Film Skills Task Force said: “This plan represents a huge opportunity to help create a workforce that reflects our diverse society, and increase the number of people working in film to meet the needs of our thriving production industry. I’m confident that Creative Skillset with the support of industry, education and government, will be the most effective way of delivering this ambitious plan.”
Richard Johnston, Creative Skillset Chair and CEO of Endemol Shine: “Creative Skillset has significantly changed its operational model in the past year to focus on where we can deliver the best value – working in close partnership with the screen-based industries. I’m delighted that the BFI has shown its confidence in our changed role by awarding us the contract to deliver its Future Film Skills Programme.”
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