BAFTA Teams With Skillset for Training Lecture Series

7:01 AM PST 11/09/2012 by Stuart Kemp

The U.K.'s next generation of creative industry players will kick off with a talk from BAFTA TV winning scribe Neil McKay.

LONDON -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has partnered with the government-backed creative industries' skills sector council Creative Skillset to launch a program of lectures for industry wannabes.

The aim is to bring in some of the U.K.’s best creative and technical talent from the worlds of film, television and games to talk to the next generation of talent.

The BAFTA Creative Skillset Guest Lecture Program will begin January 2013 and will cover games design, animation, screenwriting, production, post-production, and hair and make-up among others.

The first event takes place Jan.29 2013 not in the British capital but at Liverpool John Moores University, where BAFTA-winning TV screenwriter Neil McKay (Appropriate Adult) will discuss his craft.

Tim Hunter, head of learning and events at BAFTA, said: "We want career-starters, wherever they are in the U.K., to be able to access the wealth of information acquired by members of our industries."

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