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NFTS to open new Leeds hub

Latest media organisation to open a hub in the city

The National Film and Television School is the latest media organisation to announce its opening a facility in Leeds.

The NFTS will open a new hub in the city in January 2020.

Among the initiative’s supporters are Channel 4 whose new HQ is to be based in the city, as well as ITV, who also have a production base in Leeds, BFI, Screen Yorkshire and ScreenSkills.

NFTS Leeds, which will operate from a number of spaces across the city including dedicated space at ITV, will provide specialist training in film and television production.

According to NFTS, the new Leeds hub will specifically work to address gaps in existing provision by delivering courses other providers aren’t currently offering in the area such as production accounting, script editing, craft skills, location management and factual development.

Jon Wardle, NFTS Director said: “Since inception, the NFTS has had a remit as the UK’s National Film and Television School to serve the whole of the UK and we have shown with the successful opening of our hub in Glasgow, that there is the demand for opening hubs outside of our main base in Beaconsfield and that graduates go on to achieve great things in the local area. We look forward to working with our partners locally in Leeds and the surrounding area to make an even greater contribution to the local economy through our unparalleled reputation for delivering high-calibre, job ready graduates.”