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Applications Open for Round Three of PGGB High Level Covid Supervisor Training

Applications Open for Round Three of PGGB High Level Covid Supervisor Training

Written by Shona Smith on Feb 25, 2021. Posted in General Interest

There is a continued demand for High Level Accredited Supervisors as productions need Covid Supervisors that have a deep understanding of Covid safety and the impact of measures on each department. The Third round of The Production Guild of Great Britain’s training High Level Supervisor Training will take place online on the 6th and 13th March 2021. Applications are now open.

UK Advertising Line Up for Collective Gear-Change for Climate Action

UK Advertising Line Up for Collective Gear-Change for Climate Action

Written by Shona Smith on Feb 25, 2021. Posted in General Interest

Ad Net Zero is encouraging the industry to make a substantial gear-change in a critical year for climate change in the run-up to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow this November. The UK advertising industry’s initiative to help UK advertising response to the climate crisis has announced its supporter base including APA, Dentsu, Publicis Group, and Wieden+Kennedy.

Applications for PGGB and Netflix Assistant Production Accountants Scheme are Open

Applications for PGGB and Netflix Assistant Production Accountants Scheme are Open

Written by Shona Smith on Feb 15, 2021. Posted in General Interest

The Production Guild of Great Britain and Netflix are looking for applicants for the Assistant Production Accountant Training Scheme (NAPATS).  Eight recruits with good accounting experience and a passion for film and TV will be provided with four weeks of intensive training in assistant production accounting from industry professionals, followed by 12 months of full-time training on Netflix productions. Applications are open until Monday 22 February 2021.

Screen Yorkshire’s regional Crew Service Secures over 3000 Days of Work in First Six Months

Screen Yorkshire’s regional Crew Service Secures over 3000 Days of Work in First Six Months

Written by Shona Smith on Feb 12, 2021. Posted in General Interest

The crew service has secured 3,127 days’ work for skilled freelancers working in the region’s growing film & TV sector. Fable Pictures was one of the production companies to utilise the service for a high-end TV drama, hiring twelve local crew members on period drama Anne Boleyn (pictured below), which filmed entirely in Yorkshire in late 2020.

Film and HETV Production Spend in the UK Tops GBP2.84 billion in 2020

Film and HETV Production Spend in the UK Tops GBP2.84 billion in 2020

Written by Shona Smith on Feb 4, 2021. Posted in General Interest

The British Film Institute's Official 2020 statistics provide a positive outlook for the industry. Despite a nearly six month pause in physical production, the total UK spend on High end TV and film is down just  21% on 2019. Nearly GBP1.19 out of the total GBP2.34 spend was recorded in the final quarter, signalling significant recovery and a resilience of the UK industry.

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