An additional £104M ($127M) and 20,000 full-time jobs will need to be injected into the UK’s film
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and high-end TV (HETV) sectors over the next three years for the industry to keep up with demand for projects, according to the BFI.
The body published its long-awaited skills review today, with the key recommendation being
that at least 1% of all production budgets are invested in training in order to mitigate the growing skills crisis.
The review, which has had buy-in from major stakeholders in the HETV and film sectors
said £104M will need to be spent and 20,770 more full-time posts created to meet demand by 2025,
with production spend having rocketed over the past four years to £5.6BN ($6.8B).
A similar report last week from UK training body ScreenSkills, which predicted film and HETV could hit £7.7B ($9.4B) by 2025
forecast roughly the same number of jobs required but a colossal £300M ($368M) investment needed.
Projects have been rushing back into production since the COVID-19-induced production hiatus and the UK industry is now virtually at full capacity