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Prime Video commits to further investment in training next-generation

Initiative includes funding for two students on the BA Production Technology and Management programme at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Prime Video has announced the second phase of its Prime Video Pathway training initiative, with investments into London Screen Academy (LSA) and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

The LSA will receive £750,000 over the next three years, beginning this academic year (from September 2022), which will be used to help it offer University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 and Level 4 courses to approximately 700 students.

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) will also receive funding from Prime Video for the next three years to support four students on its BA Production programmes. 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 at RCS.

“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,” said Dan Grabiner, head of UK Originals, Amazon Studios.

The Rig is among a number of forthcoming Amazon Originals

“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 London Screen Academy and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 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.”

The £10 million Prime Video Pathway programme encompasses the new commitments outlined today, said Prime Video, as well as the first phase of the scheme, which also included Prime Video becoming the lead sponsor on ScreenSkills’ recently announced flexi-job apprenticeship project.

Prime Video has also increased its commitment to apprenticeships in-house, with more than 30 apprenticeship roles now open, including content producers, broadcast assistants, and marketing executives, as part of Amazon UK’s 2022 expansion of its apprenticeship programme.