As with all of our activity, Into Film is keen to promote film careers across the UK, focusing on Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales as well as England. The strategic bodies responsible for the respective screen industries across the UK all acknowledge the fantastic possibilities for new entrants into the industry. As such, we believe it's vital to educate students about the many jobs that are available in this exciting and vibrant sector.
Below, you can find relevant information and links that will help emphasise the exciting nature of the screen industries in your nation, and why young people should be encouraged to explore this vibrant career path.
To emphasise the burgeoning screen industry in Scotland, in 2017, total location spend on film and TV production in Scotland reached £96.5m - a record high and an increase of 39% on 2016 (Source: Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Report).
For further information on the creative industries in Scotland, check out the Creative Industries Sector Skills Assessment Infographic, and you can also watch this short film that looks at the skills needs of Scotland's screen industries.
In 2019, the Welsh Assembly Culture Committe reported that the Welsh Government needed a new strategy to better tap into the flourishing screen industries in Wales, and highlighted a skills shortage that Into Film Cymru is working to resolve.
This list of productions that have or will be released or broadcast this year alone illustrates the range of opportunities available to those chasing a career in the screen industries in Wales.
Northern Ireland Screen offer one of the most developed initiatives promoting the screen industries among the nations, with our very own ScreenWorks programme being an invaluable asset. ScreenWorks provides opportunities for young people, giving them unparalleled access to industry professionals on 3-5 day work placement across all five screen sectors - Film, Television, Animation, Gaming and Visual Effects. Find out more below!