Introduction to Careers in the Screen Industries Tees Valley
Our neighbours The Northern Studios will be hosting a Introduction to Careers in the Screen Industries event on 09/02/23! This is a fantastic opportunity for those in education to learn more about the growing screen sector, understand the opportunities and barriers for young people looking to work in the industry and find helpful resources to give your students the best start possible.
The Screen Industries in Tees Valley and the wider North East is a growth sector. With increased regional investment, a strong partnership with BBC in place, The Northern Studios (the only large scale film and TV studios in the region) opening in Hartlepool, new productions being made in the Tees Valley, and increased expectations for broadcasters and production companies to deliver more out-of-London, it is an exciting time to consider a career in the screen industries in the area!
This event, aimed at school and college careers leaders, governors, and subject-specific staff, will deepen understanding of the screen industries sector and provide you with information about the sector locally, insights and pathways to the wide range of career options in this sector and signpost you to resources to help advise and guide your students to enter into a career in this sector.
The event will feature the following key note speakers:
Catherine Sumner, Schemes Portfolio Manager from the BBC’s Early Careers and Staff Apprenticeship , BBC Academy. The BBC Academy provides training and development designed to support the BBC and the wider industry to inform, educate and entertain
Thomas Wrathmell, Director, Across the UK Strategy, BBC, who will speak about the national picture and what that means for the region.
Sam Hornsby – CEO & Co-Founder of ERIC, an award-winning career exploration platform designed for 16-25 year olds interested in the creative, media & entertainment industries. She is the co-author of the BFI commissioned report What’s stopping young people from pursuing careers in the screen industries?
This will be followed by a panel discussion on the regional screen industries sector, careers opportunities, pathways and barriers with…
Mel Rainbow – Head of Fulwell North. Fulwell 73 is a film and TV production company with offices in London, Los Angeles and Sunderland and has produced some of the most critically lauded and commercially successful feature films and television programs released over the last decade. These include; “The Class of 92” (Universal), “One Direction 3D: This is Us” (Sony/Columbia), “I Am Bolt” (Universal) and “The Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS).
Gayle Woodfruff, Operations Director, North East Screen . North East Screen develop and champion North East England as one of the UK’s leading film and TV production hubs where exceptional screen industry talent can live, create and work. They support all incoming productions with crew, locations and facilities shooting anywhere in North East England ,work with Indie production companies based in the North East providing them with business and commission development support and offer talent and professional development support for home grown freelancers.
Pat Chapman – Vice Principle, The Northern School of Art . The Northern School of Art has been established for over 150 years. They are the only specialist provider of art and design programmes in the North East. Pat is also a director of the newly opened The Northern Studios and a board member of the North East Screen Industry Partnership.
Eve Coulthard – Costume Designer and recent Northern School of Art graduate.
Attendees will also have a tour of an exhibition of props, costume and set design by The Northern School of Art graduates recently returned from display at Pinewood Studios as well as tour of The Northern Studios, Film and TV Production studio.
This event is presented by Tees Valley Creative Education Partnership (TVCEP) in partnership with The Northern School of Art as part of the Tees Valley Region of Learning Programme. TVCEP is a call to action to create more opportunities for children and young people to develop their creative skills and access to cultural experiences. The partnership is guided by a steering group made up of representatives from education, local government, and culture sector.
The event has been supported by Arts Council England, Culture Bridge North East, Tees Valley Combined Authority.
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