New BAFTA career programme focuses on female directors
A new bespoke programme, BAFTA Elevate has been launched to support individuals from under-represented groups to the next stage of their career.
The programme has been established on the back of research BAFTA conducted in partnership with Creative Skillset and the BFI in 2016 examining the career success factors of film, television and games practitioners from under-represented groups.
The first year of BAFTA Elevate will focus on female directors seeking to progress in high-end television and features.
It hopes to address the gap between 50/50% male/female film school graduates and 87/13% male/female industry directing hires, and producers’ desire to hire female directors but saying that they are often hard to find.
The programme will include networking introductions, mentoring and expert workshops.