Beyond Brontës is our exciting training programme with a clear focus on addressing under-representation within the screen industries. It is designed to break down the barriers which can prevent young people (aged 18 – 24) from diverse backgrounds break into the screen industries.
Working closely with a wide spectrum of industry partners, Beyond Brontës offers targeted and dedicated support, designed to reflect the amazing opportunities for young people keen to enter the screen industries in the region.
The bespoke training package, tailored to the needs of the individual, includes masterclasses, training, mentoring, one-to-one support and detailed careers information. It also includes internships and work experience – where feasible and practical – our trainees have enjoyed hands-on experiences on productions such as All Creatures Great and Small, The Syndicate and Gentleman Jack and with high-profile production companies such as True North, Wise Owl Films, Buttondown Productions and Meridian Line Films.
For those in education, we’re incredibly proud of our pioneering Connected Campus programme, where we’re forging strong bonds between an extensive network of university and college partners to help ensure the next generation of TV and Film workers are not just talented, but industry-ready.
Our team offers boot camps, masterclasses, special events – and working visits by successful industry professionals – to ensure they’re learning everything they need to succeed in a competitive industry and to provide a conveyor-belt of talent to the region’s employers.
The Centre of Screen Excellence: Yorkshire (COSE:Y) is another exciting initiative, in which Screen Yorkshire has joined forces with ScreenSkills, the National Film and Television School and three local colleges to run five Craft Courses for film & TV – for hair and make-up. costume, grip, lighting technician and production assistant.
The aim is to tackle specific skills gaps in the regional industry and to build a greater skilled craft workforce outside London and the South East. Year One of CoSE:Y launched in Leeds in early 2020 and Year Two is due to run out of NFTS Leeds between March and July 2021.
As part of our training provision, we also run our Continuing Professional Development Programme, Skill Up. It is designed to help enhance and develop the skills of people already working in the industry. It will help ensure that regional production companies have the skilled staff they need to grow and succeed in a highly competitive environment, in turn bringing benefit to the whole screen sector in Yorkshire. Find out more and how to apply here.
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