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The Grierson Trust has named the eight trainees taking part in the new archive producers strand of its DocLab skills development programme.

The scheme, led by film-maker Sam Dwyer and run in partnership with Prime Video Pathway, will offer 10-week work placements at indies including Lightbox, Minnow Films, Raw and Ventureland, alongside an intensive training course of lectures, workshops and case studies.  

The cohort are:

Maia Adelia (Brighton & Hove)
Credits: Skin A&E (Boom Cymru for C5); Danny Dyer: How to be a Man (Whitworth Media for C4)

Christopher Coulter (Glasgow)
Credits: The 70s/The 80s Supermarket (OMG for C5); Antiques Roadtrip (STV for BBC1)

Daniel Draper
Credits: Dennis Skinner: Nature of the Beast (Kickstarter-funded feature doc)

Shabnam Karimzada (London)
Credits: Accused: Guilty or Innocent? (Brinkworth for A+E Networks); Evacuation (Wonderhood Studios for C4)

Rowan Lee-Potter (London)
Credits: The Tinder Swindler (Raw TV for Netflix); Top Gear (BBC Studios for BBC1)

Ella Marsh (Dorset)
Credits: The Royal Stunt (Oak Grove Films for Netflix); Ten Steps to Disaster (Blink Films for Smithsonian)

Scarlet Moore (London)
Credits: Six Silent Killings (Five Mile Films for Sky); The Hatchet-Wielding Hitch-hiker (Raw TV for Netflix)

Leonie E Rousham (London)
Credits: Kingdom of Dreams (Misfits Entertainment); Voices from Isolation (Galeforce Films)

“The Grierson DocLab specialist programmes were created to identify new talent and build career opportunities in collaboration with the industry to address skills gaps just like this, so we’re thrilled to be working Prime Video Pathway to provide this new training opportunity,” said Grierson Trust managing director Sylvia Bednarz.

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