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11 July 2011

Screen NETS is an advanced training programme to enhance and boost the skills, knowledge and contacts of new and recently entered practitioners in the Film and TV Drama Industry.

The Background

Building on a legacy of 30 years of the New Entrants Training Programme (NETS), and with investment from Creative Scotland’s talent development strand Creative Futures and the Skillset Film Skills Fund as part of ‘A Bigger Future 2’, the UK film skills strategy, Screen NETS will train five individuals, working in Camera, Production, Art Department, Assistant Directing or Animation through in-depth professional skills training, industry placements and mentoring.

 Who can apply?

Applicants should be based in Scotland and have between 3 and 5 industry credits at trainee or assistant level (one credit required for Animation).  Applicants must also meet additional general and specific criteria for the role they are applying to. Applicants should be able to identify specific skills gaps that they would like to address to increase employability. A training allowance is paid along with contribution to other expenses.

 Who is delivering the training?

Screen NETS will be delivered by Screen Academy Scotland at Edinburgh Napier University which is based at Merchiston Avenue in Edinburgh. Screen Academy Scotland, a Skillset Film and Media Academy is one of only three dual-status Skillset Film & Media Academies in the UK. A collaboration between Edinburgh Napier University and Edinburgh College of Art (eca), Screen Academy Scotland is recognised by the industry as a UK centre of excellence in film and media training and education.


The deadline to apply for Screen NETS is NOON on Wednesday 20 July. For further information and an application pack and please call:  0131 455 2818 from 10.00 – 16.30 Mon – Fri from Wed 6 July, 2011.

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