A Digital Future for East London’s film talent

A Digital Future for East London

A Digital Future for East London’s film talent

Thanks to a Big Lottery grant of £170,000, Four Corners is delighted to announce a new round of film & TV training for unemployed people in East London.

Digital Futures will run over the next three years, with the first round running from January to April 2011, providing specialist training in film, TV craft, production skills and opportunities for industry work placements for 40 unemployed people in Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Newham.

Carla Mitchell, Development Director of Four Corners said: “We are absolutely delighted. Big Lottery support will enable us to continue our free training for disadvantaged people at a time of increased demand, providing real opportunities for them to develop a career in the film and TV industries. This project meets the film and TV industry need for more diverse young talent.”

Amanpreet Sahota was passionate about working in camera for the film industry, but as a young unemployed Asian woman with few contacts she was struggling to develop a career. She gained a place on a Four Corners’ training programme in 2009 where she developed her camera skills. Four Corners supported her into a paid work placement at international motion picture company, Panavision. At Panavision Amanpreet’s skill, dedication and passion became apparent. She was employed at the end of the placement and has just secured a permanent contract with the company. She now works alongside crews who have shot the latest Harry Potter film amongst many other major projects.

“Four Corners has played a vital role in helping me to achieve my goals and passion of working in the camera department. Without their support, help and advice I would not have got as far as I have. As a result of their hard work and persistence, they helped me gain a placement at Panavision.” – Amanpreet Sahota

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