Creative England, National Film and Television School Team to Support Entrepreneurial Producers

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The British regional funding giant will put up a brace of £5,000 ($8,000) bursaries for producers based in the English regions to help with school fees.

LONDON – U.K. regional funding giant Creative England is to support the National Film and Television School’s Entrepreneurial Producing diploma course.

The funder has inked a deal to provide two £5,000 ($8,000) bursaries for producers based in the English regions.

The new 10-month course aims to give students an overview of commercial practice in the seven key domains of the media business: television, film, theater, music, publishing, games and online entertainment.

Led by NFTS director Nik Powell and NFTS head of producing/EPCRI course leader Chris Auty, both experienced industry names, the course's advisory board includes former Film4 CEO Paul Webster, whose producer credits include Anna Karenina and Atonement and TV powerhouse Big Talk's managing director Matthew Justice.

The course is also endorsed by former Columbia Pictures chief David Puttnam and has the support of movie and tv financier Ingenious media.

Ingenious managing director Patrick McKenna is scheduled to deliver a keynote speech to the students.