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The Workforce Gap in North Yorkshire Screen Industries: Perceptions of Skills and Inclusion Gaps Amongst Screen Industry Workers

Rawle, Steven ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7908-8249 and Hall, Martin ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5671-8175 (2023) The Workforce Gap in North Yorkshire Screen Industries: Perceptions of Skills and Inclusion Gaps Amongst Screen Industry Workers. Project Report. York St John University. (Unpublished)

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This report explores the gaps highlighted by perceptions of training delivery and workforce inclusivity in North Yorkshire’s screen industries. Particular focus has been placed on understanding how those who work with or are adjacent to North Yorkshire’s screen industries feel that new entrants and early career employees are symptomatic of trends in skills gaps. The county is proximate to more established centres of film and television production, particularly Leeds, which is a major base for television production with the relocation of Channel 4 to the city in 2021, a move that stimulated the movement of established companies, such as The Garden. The move also established a new base for the National Film and Television School to start providing skills training for the industry. Leeds is also home to Screen Yorkshire, the location screen agency who manage the Yorkshire Content Fund, which enables them to attract high end production to the region and focus on new skills and talent development. Their recent announcement of the British Film Institute funded Screen Alliance North will see them partner with Liverpool Film Office, Screen Manchester and North East Screen to create a major Skills Cluster for the North. This will expand the successful Connected Campus scheme across the north, partnering Screen Yorkshire with Higher and Further Education. This poses a challenge for North Yorkshire, as a county with no universities within its boundaries, and with the pull for aspirant entrants to the screen industries to leave the area, both to study and to work, but that might also provide a challenging landscape for productions working in the area to attract local staff, especially when so many are recruiting staff beyond the region.
The report notes that there are many issues with gaps in the North Yorkshire screen industries and there are several perceived substantive hurdles for those who wish to enter these professions. There is, however, a great deal of positivity in the local industries; businesses with the adoration and passion for North Yorkshire that we have come to expect from local productions. In fact, this is somewhat at odds with the perception of issues and barriers observed by participants in this research.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Status: Unpublished
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
T Technology > TR Photography > TR624-835 Applied photography (including artistic, commerical)
T Technology > TR Photography > TR845-899 Cinematography. Films
School/Department: School of the Arts
School of Humanities
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/8309

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