Training initiative launched – BAFTA CREW

Creative England is joining forces with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and the Skillset Craft and Technical Skills Academy to launch BAFTA Crew, a major new skills development and networking programme for experienced craft and technical crew working in film and television in England. BAFTA Crew is designed to develop the film production skills and contacts of crew across England with the ultimate aim of supporting the production infrastructure and developing ‘below the line’ talent outside of the capital. The initiative includes live and online masterclasses delivered by film industry professionals, drawn from BAFTA’s highly successful pool of winners, nominees and members. The programme will cover creative, technical and operational topics across departments. BAFTA Crew members will also be part of a network of professional peers and have closer access to Creative England’s Production & Location Services team who help crew national drama and feature film productions. BAFTA Crew is open to applicants with two or more TV broadcast or feature film credits who live outside the M25, and the final group will be selected by a panel of established professional peers at the end of February. 300 ‘below the line’ professionals from Sound, Art, Post-production, Camera, Costume and Production Management will be invited to join the group. BAFTA Crew is now open for applications. The deadline is Monday 18 February 2013. Apply now:,3554,BA.html