(03/04/07) – Applications are now open for trainees to the Film London Company Placement Scheme for new entrants into the Film and TV industries, with a range of production companies offering six-month paid work placements. Now in its second year, the training scheme aims to attract applicants from minority groups and other under-represented sections of the population.
Returning to the scheme are Diverse Productions, Number 9 Films and Tigerlily Films; whilst new companies to participate include F&ME (Film & Music Entertainment), Headline Pictures, Ipso Facto and Warp X.
According to Film London, the organisation in charge of the scheme, the intiative was "set up in response to industry demand, the scheme seeks to support, assist and improve recruitment across the sector and attract new entrants to the workforce. Film London will work with companies to look at their recruitment practices and co-ordinate bespoke training plans for each trainee and their mentor."
In 2006, three out of the six placements were able to access full time posts within the Film and TV industries once their placements concluded.