ScreenSkills has named its 19 ‘leaders of tomorrow’ – its selection of mid-level crew who will be offered a three-year tailored programme to prepare them for senior roles in the industry.
Funded primarily through high-end productions’ payments into the ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund, the programme has a drive to improve diversity among leadership roles. More than half of the cohort are BAME, three-quarters are female and two in five are based outside London.
The candidates were picked from more than 100 submissions from senior industry figures. Each will be assigned a mentor or champion, up to three part-funded placements per year, skills-specific, leadership and management training, masterclasses, networking opportunities and tailored individual support and advice from the High-end TV Professional Pool.
The BBC has funded two of the places, with Netflix and Sky Studios each funding one.
The 19 are:
- Ola Kaminska-Omozik, Accounts, Northern Ireland
- David Crewdson, Art dept, South West
- Hannah Lewis, Assistant director, London
- Heather Crompton, Camera, Yorkshire
- Charlotte Richardson, Costume, North West
- Rianna Charles, Costume, South East
- Rachel Erskine, Edit, Scotland
- Emma Marie Cramb, Edit, London
- Victoria Nugent, Hair and make-up, Wales
- Annie Little, Hair and make-up, London
- Sanjay Sharma, Production, London
- Jamie Lee-Aird, Production, Scotland
- Cory Townsend, Locations, Scotland
- Kiri Degon, Post-production, London
- Payam Hosseinian, Post sound, London
- Florence Watson, Production, London
- George Thompson, Production sound, London
- Chris Bullock, Production sound, South East
- Monika Chowdhary, VFX, London