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edited October 2023 in Universities Program

Entertainment Partners’ Global University Program

Entertainment Partners (EP) is committed to helping provide the next generation of production professionals with the learning resources and support they need for a successful career in film and TV. Learn more about the programs and the schools that EP is supporting below.

University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts (US)

EP and USC have created an expanded partnership to provide essential resources, education and opportunities to support the next generation of television and film production professionals.

EP’s contribution includes a scholarship program to provide new opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds, as well as access to EP Academy courses for training in key areas of production including accounting, budgeting and more. In addition, EP will provide access to its leading production technology solutions including MovieMagic Budgeting and Scheduling, Scenechronize and SyncOnSet, to help support student productions and give them real-world experience using industry-standard tools.

In addition to financial and in-kind support, USC and EP will collaborate on panels, webinars and research projects, providing students with the opportunity to learn from EP’s production experts, access new resources and network with leading professionals in the entertainment industry.

Speaking about the partnership, Elizabeth Daley, Dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts said: “Entertainment Partners provides essential support services to our industry, without which productions would grind to a halt. “We are deeply grateful they recognize the School of Cinematic Arts as a valuable partner in ensuring the future growth of our industry, and for their continued support of our students and programs. Support like this is also essential to our success.”

National Film and Television School (UK) patronage

EP is delighted to be a Patron of the National Film and Television School (NFTS), a renowned educational institution whose graduates have gone on to win numerous awards, including 14 Oscars and 162 BAFTAs.

Through this alliance, NFTS students are provided with access to EP's leading production technology solutions and EP Academy courses, as well as the chance to learn from EP’s production experts in the UK.

As Patron of the NFTS, EP will also support one exceptional MA student per year with an annual ‘Entertainment Partners Scholarship,’ helping to remove a major barrier – the rising cost of living – to those entering higher education.

Speaking of the partnership, NFTS Director Jon Wardle said: “The National Film and Television School is proud to continue forming close ties with industry, not just with broadcasters and streamers, but also with companies that are crucial to the production pipeline, such as Entertainment Partners. We are thrilled to welcome them as a new Patron of the NFTS and look forward to a dynamic collaboration that empowers our students and propels the creative landscape forward.”

London Screen Academy (UK) Production Pathway

EP is also delighted to support the London Screen Academy’s (LSA’s) brand-new Production Pathway.

As a state-funded sixth form academy, LSA is committed to enabling young people of all backgrounds who are passionate about film and TV to graduate ‘set ready’ for a career in the screen industries.

Recognising that most entry level vacancies in the screen industries are in production and production management, the Production Pathway is specifically designed to prepare students for roles in production accounting, production management, casting, assistant directing, development, editorial, locations and script supervision.

As well as receiving training on EP's digital solutions, students will learn from EP’s production experts in the UK about the industry and how technology is helping to streamline production processes.

Australian Film, Television and Radio School (Australia)

EP launched the Industry Certificate in Production Accounting program at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), a practice-based course for students interested in careers as Production Accountants for film and screen content production. Through the program, students will become familiar with and be able to apply accounting technologies and workflows while developing a strong understanding of the stages of productions and their financial reporting obligations and requirements. Upon completion, students will have the specialised skills to be able to be an assistant production accountant with the aim to fast track to a career in production accounting or be immediately able to be a production accountant on a smaller production.

EP looks forward to growing our University programs to partner with the industry, close the skills gap, increase diversity and provide production professionals with the knowledge and expertise they need to thrive.

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