UK’s NFTS to open major hub in northern England

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The UK’s National Film and Television School (NFTS) is to open a hub in northern English city of Leeds next year, its third outside of NFTS Scotland in Glasgow and its main school in Beaconsfield, just outside London.

NFTS director Jon Wardle said the school recognises “the direction of travel is more out of London production”, which will require more skilled talent in the regions.

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The opening follows NFTS sponsor Channel 4’s relocation of its national headquarters to the Yorkshire city. The Leeds hub will be spread across a number of sites, operating out of the buildings of Channel 4, ITV Studios and will work with local production companies and industry figures.

C4 chief executive Alex Mahon noted there has been “a significant influx of creative organisations committing to Leeds” since the broadcaster announced its move.

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“The addition of the NFTS will undoubtedly create more opportunities and attract further investment,” she said.

The Leeds hub will be spread across a number of sites, operating out of the buildings of Channel 4, ITV Studios and will work with local production companies and industry figures.

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The courses provided will mimic those already underway at NFTS Scotland, which opened in Glasgow last year. It will offer teaching in niche and specialist areas such as fixed rig editing, script supervision and production accounting in courses ranging from full-time twelve-month courses to part-time diploma courses.

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