West London Film & TV Hub

West London is the heart of Britain’s film and TV industry.

This page is the heart of skills for West London’s Film and TV industry. You will find narrative about some of our activities, a comprehensive listing of the courses run by universities, colleges and independent training providers and some ongoing job opportunities.

The West London Film and TV Skills Hub provides a source of energetic, capable talent to media roles. There’s something for almost everyone!

The hub helps employers make sure they offer “Good Work” and partners with providers to make West London’s training offer for creative industries the best in the world. It hosts and sponsors a range of activities including careers fairs, events and marketing campaigns.

Thank you to the Greater London Authority for giving us this amazing opportunity.

Since April 2022:

Londoners into film/TV jobs
of which under-represented
Into creative education/training
Into Work Experience
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Dive into interactive workshops led by industry experts, designed to empower you with actionable insights and hands-on experiences. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting your journey, there’s a workshop for everyone!

Join us at BoxPark Wembley on the 15th July for a day of taster sessions, Information, Advice & Guidance in the world of Film & TV- it’s going to be epic!

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On Thursday 9th May, 100 West Londoners packed Ealing Picturehouse for the world premiere of the West London Film Competition entries. Hosted by the Hub and facilitated by The JGA Group, the competition matched teams of students with professional mentors to develop technical skills, teamwork and professionalism. The competing films were conceptualised, scripted, shot, edited and delivered over 5 days by teams of amateurs, accompanied by a professional in March/April 2024.

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Courtesy of funding from the DfE and Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership and with generous sponsorship from SEGRO, JGA learners attended our Production Assistant Skills Bootcamp. From set design to costume design, script writing to hair and makeup, students had the opportunity to get stuck in and develop their skills, under the expert guidance of multi-award winning producer Simon Poon Tip.

Click the button below to read the Production Assistant Skills Bootcamp blog.

Training in West London Film & TV

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Creative Executive Naffie Darboe has compiled a list of film and TV training options for West Londoners who want to work in media production and related disciplines.

Much of the training is free as it is funded by the Greater London Authority or Central Government. Some courses are only available commercially, that is, learners pay to study.

The West London provision file also brings you employers and employment agencies specialising in film, TV and related creative jobs.

We also bring you the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Directory for scripted TV and film – thank you Bianca Gavin.

Skills Audit: West London Film & TV

Skills Audit: West London Film & TV

Facilitated by the West London Film & TV Skills Hub and a network of screen focused creative enterprise zones, universities, colleges and training providers in West London are working hard to meet these challenges.

Across the area:

  • West London institutions, including 7 universities, 7 colleges and 8 training and education providers (LAMDA, Global Academy, MAMA Youth Met Film), offer a local solution to crew shortages and skills gaps.
  • Institutions offered 116 screen industry-related programmes in 2020-21, including Film and TV, Production, Animation, Games and VFX, with some institutions’ offerings overlapping. Courses range from Entry level (sub-GCSE equivalent) to Level 7 (Masters), alongside some shorter non-accredited or pre-Level 1 courses, with the majority at Level 6 (undergraduate).
  • Over 1650 students enrolling annually across courses ranging from entry level to post-graduate.
  • Students have access to excellent facilities and equipment, preparing them well for work, including 9 studios, 6 green screen facilities, 4 Motion Capture (Mocap) studios, 3 foley suites (sound effects), 10 recording studios, 1 virtual production studio with 2/3 more being procured.

We will be doing more work to reflect the importance of ‘non-creative’ roles to the sector.

Competition: West London Film & TV Competition

Lights, Camera, and a lot of action! Fixing the lack of student work experience available within film and TV, the West London Film Competition 2023 captivated audiences and showcased the extraordinary talent within West London’s colleges.

Hosted by the Hub and facilitated by The JGA Group, the competition matched teams of students with professional mentors to develop technical skills, teamwork and professionalism.

Students from Harrow, Richmond and Uxbridge Colleges won the fabulous prize – spending a day at Pinewood Studios, courtesy of Sony Europe’s fabulous virtual production facility.

Event Spotlight: Women in Film and TV

In summer 2022, the West London Film & TV Skills Hub, in collaboration with Hounslow Council’s Summer of Culture and Creative Enterprise West presented an fabulous event celebrating Women in film & TV. Amazing and hard-working women in the industry shared their wealth of experience and attendees were able to find out how they made it work for them and explore opportunities for their future career in film and television.

Watch the video for tips and wisdom from the speakers at the Women in Film and TV Event held at the Digital Dock, Brentford.

Creative Fairs: Global Academy, Ealing Hall & York Town Hall

Let us take you back to our creative fairs that captivated attendees:

Creative Careers Fair – 30th June 2022 (Ealing Town Hall):

Embarked on a journey of imagination and innovation, our Creative Careers Fair was set against the historical backdrop of Ealing Town Hall. This event was a melting pot of talent, bringing together aspiring artists, designers, writers, and visionaries from various fields. Attendees discovered their passions, connect with industry professionals, and unlocked the doors to vibrant and fulfilling creative futures.

Other Creative fairs included:

  • Creative Careers Fair – 31st Jan 2023 (Global Academy)
  • Cine Circle/W London Hub Film & TV Fair – 13th May 2023 (York Hall)

These captivating events took participants on a journey where inspiration knew no bounds and the pursuit of creativity knew no limits. Participants marked their calendars and relished the opportunity to unlock the doors to an extraordinary creative future!

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