Investment in the UK creative industries through new funding awards for RCS Production students
Four production students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland will be supported throughout their studies in a £10million TV and film industry training and development programme.
Prime Video has announced the second phase of its Prime Video Pathway training initiative, which has added the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the London Screen Academy to its growing list of organisations.
Announced earlier this year, Prime Video Pathway is designed to open up access to jobs in the TV and film industry across the UK. Committing to spend £10million across three years, Prime Video previously announced a flagship collaboration with the UK’s leading TV and film school, the National Film & Television School (NFTS).
From September, two Scottish students on the BA Production Arts and Design programme and two students on the BA Production Technology and Management programme will receive financial support for the duration of their studies.
Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, said: “This is such an exciting time for the film and TV industry, with enormous career opportunities for artists and creative producers from across the performing arts.
“We’re delighted to be working with Prime Video to nurture the next generation of technical and creative talent through the Production Arts and Design and Production Technology and Management degree programmes.
“In recognising the critical importance of highly skilled technicians and creative producers to the future success of film and TV, Prime Video is opening the door of possibilities and world-class training at RCS to a diverse range of young people who might not otherwise have this opportunity.”
Dan Grabiner, head of UK Originals, Amazon Studios, said: “Growing and diversifying the UK’s film and television talent pool is a key focus as we continue to produce more Original projects in the UK.
“It is a privilege to have fantastic collaborators like the National Film & Television School onboard for Prime Video Pathway, and today we’re delighted to add the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the London Screen Academy to the programme.
“I encourage all those with a passion for storytelling and the craft of TV and film, regardless of your background or experience, to consider Pathway as you plan your next step in the industry.”
Visit Amazon to find out more about the Prime Video Pathway