Publishing team on tour: talking to UCL’s MA Publishing Studies students

I’ve just got back from an hour-long talk at University College London. Nestled away in the H.O.S. Child lecture theatre in the Pharmacology department were 50+ students on the Masters course in Publishing Studies.

Nick Canty welcome those who managed to find the lecture hall on time.

You can view the slides here.

My brief was to take . . . → Read More: Publishing team on tour: talking to UCL’s MA Publishing Studies students

Enhancing business skills for the UK Film Industry: one of five funding priorities of A Bigger Future 2

Management and leadership is one of Skillset’s key strands of work this year, part of a broader response to feedback from industry about key skills needed for creative media businesses over the coming few years.

The UK film industry is no exception to these needs, and to encourage growth, profit and ultimately success for the industry it is vital that company . . . → Read More: Enhancing business skills for the UK Film Industry: one of five funding priorities of A Bigger Future 2

British Fashion Council launches report at House of Commons

London Fashion Week is now in full swing and last Thursday (16th September), British Fashion Council started things off in style by launching their report “The Value of the UK Fashion Industry” with an event at the House of Commons.

The study, carried out by Oxford Economics, values the UK fashion industry’s contribution to the economy as . . . → Read More: British Fashion Council launches report at House of Commons

Training for change: Beating the gender imbalance in the media

The under-representation of women working in the Creative Media Industries is not a new issue. In fact, since Skillset began doing research into the sector back in the late ‘90s, the statistics highlighted the gender imbalance in our industries.

The trouble is, more than a decade later we are still facing the same problem. And while there . . . → Read More: Training for change: Beating the gender imbalance in the media

Fashion and Textiles joins the Skillset blog

Fashion and textiles is one of the latest sectors to become a member of the Skillset family, and with this as my first entry – I am initiated as a Skillset blogger! I’ll be updating the blog regularly with news on work in the fashion and textiles sector, opportunities to get involved with our activity and . . . → Read More: Fashion and Textiles joins the Skillset blog

Publishers: play your part in shaping future skills

 

You may have heard that Skillset is running a skills and training needs survey for people working in the creative media industries.

Common knowledge for many of you I know, but this is the first time Publishing has been included in Skillset’s formal research programme.

As the Publishing Sector Manager (and being a bit of a swot) I’m keen . . . → Read More: Publishers: play your part in shaping future skills

3D training award announced

Principal Large Format, the UK’s leading consultancy for 3D production run by Phil Streather, has been awarded a contract to develop and run a pioneering gold standard 3D training programme for the UK film and television industries. The programme, Advanced Stereoscopic 3D – the national 3D training programme, will be delivered in association with Talking Point . . . → Read More: 3D training award announced