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New fund encourages diversity in London’s animation industry

Film London and Creative Access are co-funding 12 entry-level positions for London-based companies searching for new animation talent.
January 9, 2015

Film and media agency Film London and nonprofit Creative Access have joined forces to co-fund 12 entry-level positions for London-based animation companies seeking new talent.

The full-time placements will be paid at London living wage, and the fund is setting out to cover 75% of wages paid for the first six months and 50% for the following six months.

Aiming to address the lack of diversity in the city’s animation industry, Film London and Creative Access’s goal is to connect companies with candidates from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

The fund is open to all employers working in the animation industry in London, from film studios and TV production companies to ad agencies.

More information is available at www.filmlondon.org.uk/animationtraineeships or contact Bob Thompson at producing@filmlondon.org.uk

The project was inspired by Creative Skillset’s latest census, which found the number of black, Asian or minority ethnic talent working in the production industries was only 5.4% in 2012, a drop from 6.7% in 2009 and 7.4% in 2006.

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