A new partnership that aims to provide opportunities for work and training on films and high-end TV programmes (HETV) in Berkshire has officially launched.
Screen Berkshire also plans to improve diversity in the industry and support productions that are filming in the region.
Members of the partnership include Shinfield Studios, where the launch was held, University of Reading and Bedlam Film Productions. The organisations were brought together and are led by Slough-based social enterprise Resource Productions CIC.
Dominique Unsworth MBE, CEO of Resource Productions CIC, said: “Berkshire is at the heart of Britain’s booming film and TV industry, and is already home to world-class studios and crew.
“Screen Berkshire is focused on providing opportunities for Berkshire people of all backgrounds to train or update their skills, to help match the continued high demand for skilled crew. A more diverse production staff, and a broader pipeline of technical and creative talent, is crucial to the future of the industry. Through Screen Berkshire, we have the plan and the partners to achieve it.”
Shinfield Studios hosted the launch on one of its 13 completed sound stages. The site will be fully operational in early 2024 and includes 18 sound stages, a 9-acre filming backlot, workshop facilities, and sustainable facilities and production support.