“The BFI is undertaking a major strategic skills review on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). The review will be conducted in close collaboration with the industry-led skills body ScreenSkills, national and regional screen agencies, trade bodies, unions and leading industry figures.
The UK Skills Review is aimed at sharing current best practice and knowledge in order to develop long-term solutions to tackle the current and emerging skills needs of the screen industries. Working together with stakeholders across the UK, the review will set the direction of travel for future growth to ensure that the sector continues to be world-leading. The focus of the review is film and high-end television (HETV) production, reflecting the commonality of job roles, whilst also taking into consideration the skills needs of emerging technology such as virtual production.”
This is the follow-on from the BFI’s ‘future skills programme’ of 2017, a 5-year plan, outlining how the UK can develop professional skills for new entrants and employees in the UK screen industries.