Warner Bros. Discovery Access Partners with NFTS to Fund New Scholarships in Production Management

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) is thrilled to unveil an exciting new collaboration with Warner Bros. Discovery Access, the talent development division for under-represented creatives, which will provide four scholarships to train on the NFTS Production Management Diploma.

The new scholarships, fully funded by Warner Bros. Discovery Access, will provide training to individuals though a highly practical one-year course designed to fill essential production management roles within film and television.

Beginning with intakes in September 2024 and 2025, Warner Bros. Discovery Access will generously fund two students per year for the course in an effort to help break down barriers and provide broader access to the industry. Additionally, Warner Bros. Discovery Access will provide an extra £5,000 in financial support to each recipient, aiding with living costs and further enhancing the accessibility of this transformative educational experience.


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The diploma offers an intensive year of collaboration with students in other specialisms across the School to make several exciting cross-genre projects that mirror real-world productions. Working on location and on-site at the NFTS’s industry-standard facilities in Beaconsfield, students gain experience working behind the scenes with a full production budget provided on a variety of scripted and unscripted projects including fiction, documentary, animation and science and natural history.

Helena Hunt graduated from the NFTS Production Management course in February 2024 and was awarded by Sargent-Disc for outstanding work during her time on the course.

“The course showed me that I have the right skills to thrive in collaborative environments with strong communication and reasoning skills. From making a documentary in New York to a children's TV show as well as numerous other incredible projects that I had the pleasure of working on, the course allowed me to hone in on some very important expertise which I have carried forward whilst working in the TV industry!”

Take a behind the scenes peek at one of Helen’s graduation films here.

This latest scholarship initiative from Warner Bros. Discovery Access is designed to enhance inclusivity within the screen industry, providing vital support for individuals who might face barriers in pursuing their aspirations in film and television production. This opportunity aims to empower those who may not have otherwise been able to take meaningful strides towards their dream careers.

Commenting on the scholarships, Jen Sobol, Warner Bros. Discovery Access Senior Equity & Inclusion Manager, said: “As we continue to see a high demand for production management crew – opportunities like the NFTS Production Management course are more important than ever. We are so pleased to be helping four students achieve their dream of a role in film and TV, it is only through dedicated programmes and ongoing industry collaboration that we can support emerging talent break into the industry.”

Applications for 2024 are open! Start your application today at nfts.co.uk/production-management and apply for this incredible diploma and funding, enabling passionate individuals to step into the exciting world of production training with the support they need to succeed.

If you are offered a place on the course and meet the eligibility requirements, you will be invited to apply for the scholarship.

More funding opportunities at NFTS can be seen here: nfts.co.uk/funding-guide

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