ScreenSkills Launches Pan-UK Mentoring Network
ScreenSkills has announced a pan-UK mentoring drive to support new and established professionals in the UK’s screen industries.
The ScreenSkills Mentoring Network, supported by the BFI awarding National Lottery funds as part of its Future Film Skills strategy, aims to match 3,000 mentoring pairs by 2022.
ScreenSkills has brought together screen organisations who already offer mentoring, including WFTV, to devise a standardised set of guidance and good practice to ensure maximum benefit to participants.
WFTV Chair, Liz Tucker commented: “Our industry-leading WFTV Mentoring Scheme started in 2011 has been an invaluable programme, helping mid-career women across the film and tv industry develop their careers.
“From writer/directors to DOPs and casting agents, the scheme has helped to propel mentees into positions across the industry. We understand the transformative power of mentoring and are very keen to share with and learn from other schemes to build and improve to deliver excellence. We are delighted to be part of the ScreenSkills community of best practice.”
The next step is a recruitment drive for new volunteer mentors at every level of British film, television, VFX, animation and games as well as candidates who would like to be mentored to further their career.
Find out more about the ScreenSkills Mentoring Network and how you can get involved as a mentor or mentee here.