30 JUL 2020

THE NATIONAL FILM AND TELEVISION SCHOOL PARTNERS WITH WARNERMEDIA AND NETFLIX FOR NEW COURSE

The partnership will launch a part-time blended learning course to help develop an individual's careers within post-production that will to meet the demand for trained Post co-ordinators and supervisors working within the high-end television and film industry.

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The National Film and Television School initiated a partnership with WarnerMedia/ HBOAccess and Netflix to create a part-time blended learning course to help develop an individual's careers within Post Production Supervision. “The NFTS is continuously identifying training gaps in the creative industries and we are thrilled to launch this pioneering new course, in partnership with WarnerMedia/HBOAccess and Netflix,” NFTS Director Jon Wardle said. “No other training provision currently exists to provide a pathway into post-production, a vitally important and underserviced sector of high-end TV and film production.”

The certificate course was designed to meet the demand for trained Post co-ordinators and supervisors working within the high-end television and film industry. It offers technical, scheduling, and budgetary information to building relationships within the industry. It equips students with the skills of a Post Production Coordinator and provides them with a foundation to move swiftly up the career ladder.

The first part of the 24-week certificate will begin in January 2021 with an application deadline of 3 October 2020. An advisory board will include senior members of the post-production community including Cynthia Kanner, Senior Vice President of Post Production at WarnerMedia/HBOAccess who as a launch partner, played a pivotal role in developing the course. Alison Beckett, Director of Post Production at Netflix in the UK with 15 years of experience in the sector. Gemma Nicholson will lead the course, with 20 years of experience in different roles across film and television including post-production under her belt.

The school will also provide financial assistance to successful applicants from under-represented communities, which includes help with travel fees and costs, particularly for those students joining from outside London. Members of the board will deliver special Masterclasses as part of the course with insight from prominent industry figures.“The new certificate program will provide detailed post-production instruction and a new path for bringing people from diverse backgrounds into the industry. WarnerMedia/ HBOAccess is thrilled to initiate this new project and to fulfill our goal of bringing some of its graduates onto our shows,” WarnerMedia/HBOAccess Senior Vice President of Post Production, Cynthia Kanner said.

The NFTS is continuously identifying training gaps in the creative industries and we are thrilled to launch this pioneering new course, in partnership with WarnerMedia/HBOAccess and Netflix. No other training provision currently exists to provide a pathway into post-production, a vitally important and underserviced sector of high-end TV and film production.” Jon Wardle Director, NFTS