Beyond Brontës is Screen Yorkshire’s successful initiative, established in 2019 to address under representation within the screen industries. Its aim is to break down the perceived and actual barriers that can prevent young people (aged 18 – 24) from diverse backgrounds establishing careers in the screen industries.
The programme offers successful applicants with a passion for film and TV a bespoke training package to prepare them for a wide range of industry job roles; from make-up and set design to accountancy, editing, and research. The six-month programme is tailored to the needs of the individual, with modules including: industry masterclasses, CV and interview workshops, bespoke mentorship, tailored one to one support, and where possible, industry placements.
Participants in year one of Beyond Brontës successfully completed the scheme in June 2020, with the support, input and encouragement of a wide range of broadcasters, streaming platforms, regional production companies, industry professionals and experts. You can find out more about our first year here.
Our 2020 cohort was selected in September and have already completed their first session: a Brontës Boot Camp, including talks from director Hope Dickinson Leach and Assistant Producer Ruth Govan Bader. We are so excited to continue working with our participants in the coming months.