A training scheme designed to prepare entrants for a career in the Scottish screen industry has launched.
Under the initiative, five individuals are to be trained working in camera, production, art department, assistant directing or animation.
The programme, Screen NETS – launched by Screen Academy Scotland, a collaboration between Edinburgh Napier University and Edinburgh College of Art – will see successful applicants enjoy on-the-job training together with Academy-based courses and mentoring.
This is an 'advanced course' and successful candidates will have first acquired some professional 'credits' as outlined here.
Applications are invited by a week today.
Says a media release issued by Edinburgh Napier University, Screen Academy Scotland's director, Professor Robin MacPherson, is quoted, as saying: “High quality, tailored on-the-job training remains essential to the future of our screen industry and so we are working in close partnership with the industry in Scotland to ensure people at every stage of their screen career can access the training they need.”
The move succeeds a former New Entrants Training Programme (NETS) spanning 30 years, and has attracted investment from the likes of Creative Scotland and the Skillset Film Skills Fund.