Netflix adds support to ScreenSkills UK unscripted talent fund

Netflix has become the latest industry player to support the Unscripted TV Skills Fund, set up by UK TV skills body ScreenSkills. The fund was launched in June this year to address skills gaps and shortages in unscripted television across the UK and build a bigger pool of off-screen crew and talent in the nations […]

ViacomCBS’s C5 in UK ditches peak-time per-hour pricing model

Channel 5 in the UK will no longer apply a fixed, per-hour pricing tariff model to its peak-time programming, as part of an overhaul to its commissioning process. The ViacomCBS-owned commercial broadcaster said it was “reevaluating” its hourly programme tariffs for peak-time commissions “to release individual productions from the constraints of a per-hour budget model.” C5 […]

UK’s ScreenSkills to provide funds for deaf & disabled initiatives

ScreenSkills, the UK’s industry-led skills body, is providing more than £130,000 ($180,000) to a variety of schemes designed to support under-represented groups, including three new initiatives focused on deaf and disabled. More than 250 people from groups currently under-represented in the screen industries and working in areas of skills shortage are to be supported with […]

UK’s ScreenSkills funds 19 TV ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’

ScreenSkills, the UK’s industry-led skills body, is to fund 19 mid-level TV production crew through a comprehensive programme of mentoring, masterclasses, bespoke training and paid on-the-job training over the next three years. The recipients were chosen through the Leaders of Tomorrow programme, which is backed by ScreenSkills’ High-end TV (HETV) Skills Fund. These 19 crewmembers were […]

UK broadcasters & trade bodies launch fund to close unscripted skills gaps

UK broadcasters, along with industry-led skills body ScreenSkills and trade body Pact, have teamed up to launch the new Unscripted TV Skills Fund, to address skills gaps and shortages in unscripted television across the country, with plans to increase training investment from £370,000 to £3 million per year by 2024. The BBC, Channel 4, Sky, A+E […]

Sky Studios launches screenwriting initiative with SharpFutures & ScreenSkills

Sky Studios in the UK and social enterprise SharpFutures have launched Flip The Script, a new creative talent development programme for trainee script editors, in association with UK skills body ScreenSkills, and featuring masterclasses from leading UK talent. The 12-week programme is set to commence in May and is being curated by Cameron Roach, director […]

UK’s ScreenSkills establishes virtual production training standards

Screen industry-led UK skills body ScreenSkills is to develop national training standards for virtual production roles in an effort to establish the UK as a global leader in the space. The move, which was announced at a Department for International Trade (DIT) mission on the future of filmmaking in the UK, received backing from the DIT and UK […]