“The Production Guild of Great Britain provides incredibly valuable support to the UK’s production industry and crews, especially those in the less glamorous and visible roles. If we want more young people to consider a career in production, then we ought to be shining a brighter light on where the opportunities lie. I look forward to working with the Guild and trying to help them in their efforts to broaden access and inclusion within the UK production workforce.”
HRH The Earl of Wessex, Royal Patron of The Production Guild of Great Britain
HRH The Earl of Wessex was named the first Royal Patron of The Production Guild of Great Britain in March 2022.
Taking a keen interest in the arts, The Earl of Wessex is Patron of a range of organisations that aim to widen opportunities within the creative sector, including the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, Northern Ballet and The Orpheus Centre Trust. His Royal Highness formerly worked in theatre and television production, before becoming a full-time working member of the Royal Family in 2002.
"As a patron of the arts with a personal interest in developing employment opportunities for young people, The Earl of Wessex is uniquely qualified to become The Production Guild of Great Britain’s first Royal Patron. The creative success of the UK film and TV industry is greater than ever and we are now the fastest growing sector in the UK economy. With His Royal Highness’ support we will continue to showcase our members’ outstanding work as well as the importance of broadening the diversity and inclusion of the UK production workforce, and nurturing new talent entering the industry.”
Alex Boden, Producer and Chair of The Production Guild of Great Britain