Beyond Brontës: The Mayor’s Screen Diversity Programme
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Screen Yorkshire is calling for people with a passion for film and TV, to apply to Beyond Brontës: The Mayor’s Screen Diversity Programme. Our highly successful part-time training programme is designed to build your confidence and skills and empower you to embark on a rewarding career in film & TV. You must be aged 19 or over, live in West Yorkshire, and not have participated in a Skills Connect programme before to apply.
Delivered by Screen Yorkshire, Beyond Brontës is a Skills Connect course, brought to you by the Mayor of West Yorkshire and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. Whether you’re hoping to upskill for your next promotion, retrain and switch up your job, or make your very first career move, a Skills Connect course can give you the boost you need for your next step.
Getting people into work in film and TV
Since 2019, Beyond Brontës has supported over 200 trainees, many of whom have gone on to work on high profile film and TV productions, such as: Bridgerton, The Witcher, The Duke, Gentleman Jack, Jamie Johnson FC, The Railway Children Return, Mission Impossible 7, Race Around the World, All Creatures Great and Small, The Great British Sewing Bee, Steph’s Packed Lunch, Sky Peals, and Bonus Track, at high-profile factual production companies such as True North, Wise Owl Films, Candour, and broadcasters including Channel 4 and ITV.
Successful applicants will take part in a training package showcasing the industry, from idea development, to post-production and distribution, introducing them to a wide range of roles, from research, story-telling, development, production office and editing – to on-set crew roles, working in departments like locations, costume, hair and make-up, art department, production department, script supervision, lighting, camera and sound. The training programme includes industry masterclasses and practical workshops under the guidance of industry mentors; CV and interview advice and workshops; tips on working as a freelancer, including finance and networking advice, and set etiquette training.
We will support participants with finding their first job in the screen industries with 1-2-1 skills assessments and career advice and practical help to secure entry level employment in the screen industries.
For more information and how to apply, visit: Beyond Brontës: The Mayor’s Screen Diversity Programme – Screen Yorkshire
Application deadline: Monday 4th December 10am