Q&A with Pact and ScreenSkills (Max Rumney and Gareth Ellis-Unwin)

PG members ask questions to Pact and ScreenSkills on a range of topics including: the tax reliefs, a film agreement for under £30m features, US unions, skills gaps, funding for training, the growth of the industry, new entrants.

Topics include the following, with timestamps:

  • 00:12 - Should ScreenSkills able to do all of the training necessary for the industry?
  • 01:50 – Can the Skills Funds manage to fill the skills gaps in the industry?
  • 03:50 – Can there be funding to do more APATS schemes to fill the need for more accountants in the industry?
  • 09:10 – The routes into a career in film and television and the apprenticeship levy.
  • 16:25 – Could we see a drop in the tax reliefs?
  • 22:00 – The growth of departments and the effects.
  • 25:35 – The appeal of below the line roles the industry to new entrants and working with FE institutions.
  • 30:35 – Other routes into the industry outside of Trainee Finder in television and film.
  • 38:40 – The make a move scheme and trainees.
  • 40:00 – Is there a Pact BECTU agreement coming for films under budgets of £30m?
  • 43:10 – Pact’s support with US Union agreements.

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