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April Newsletter 2023

Welcome to the Screen Alliance Wales April Newsletter.

After another busy month here at SAW we are pleased to bring you another round up of all our news and updates.

Firstly, if you haven’t done so already, we would like to encourage you to create a profile on our website (here). This is an incredible place to showcase any credits, skills and links to previous work. It also keeps you up to date with all vacancies that we advertise and automatically signs you up to our newsletter. If you already have an account on our directory, do make sure to keep all your details updated with you most up to date information


As always, we would like to start off by highlighting all the opportunities that are currently available over on our vacancies page. This is regularly updated, so make sure to keep checking the page on our website here. With more roles available before, now is such a great time to explore the varied roles that are on offer to join the booming Film and TV industry in Wales.

Cinematic have 3 vacancies available:

Post Production Coordinator

Machine Room Operator/Edit Assistant

Dialogue Editor/Dubbing Assistant

A Cardiff Based Production are looking for:

2nd and 3rd ADs

A Production Runner

Wales Millennium Centre are seeking a:

Duty Manager

Maddog Casting have vacancies available for:

Artist Support

Project Manager

BBC Cymru Wales are looking for a:


Sponsors and Supporters

The work we carry out is only made possible by the fantastic contributions from our wonderful Sponsors and Supporters. Here’s what they have been up to this month…

Bad Wolf

Exciting news this month when it was announced that Kit Harrington (Game of Thornes, The Eternals) would be joining Industry Season 3 as Henry Muck, the CEO and founder of green tech energy company, Lumi. We can’t wait to see him on screen.

The excitement continued with another fantastic announcement that Jinkx Monsoon will be joining the cast of Doctor Who. We are looking forward to seeing what Jinkx gets up to!

Entertainment Partners

This month, we are delighted to announce that  Entertainment Partners have become one of our official sponsors! With the industry continuing to expand in Wales, and with the legacy of Entertainment Partners speaking volumes, we believe that this is a perfect partnership. You can read the full article of our newest partnership on our website Why not join their exciting Free Webinar on 4th May?  Payroll tax compliance across multiple jurisdictions can get complicated, and fast! If you or your accounting team is paying US-based talent or crew, this webinar is for you!  Join Entertainment Partners’ as they discuss: ·  How to get US citizens and foreign citizens (talent and crew) paid ·  What tax treaties cover ·  Why the 183-day threshold is significant ·  Certificates of Coverage ·  What to know about US loan-outs working abroad ·  What to know about setting up payroll in the UK, Australia or the EU You can register online for their webinar here;


S4C have some exciting opportunities available! The closing date to apply for O’r Sgript i’r Sinema, S4C’s course for new screenwriters to write films in Welsh is 01-05 2023.The course is run by NFTS and sponsored by Creative Wales. Applications for Hansh Dim Sbin are open until 12-06-23. There are two 12-month trainee places available as part of the partnership between ITV Cymru Wales and S4C. Both schemes are welcoming applications from Welsh speakers and actively encouraging and supporting applications from people of backgrounds currently under-represented in the sector.

Screen4Schools Earlier this month, we were so excited to launch this Summer’s Screen 4 Schools Project with 32 classes from schools across South Wales.  The live streaming sessions got off to a gory start with fantastic Danny from Square Peg Studios delivering an amazing masterclass in special effects make up.  As you can see, we definitely spotted some up and coming make-up artists – take a look at some of the wonderful work from Ysgol Gymraeg Nant Caerau.  What a great start to this term’s film making project.  We can’t wait to see the final results.  Thank you Danny from Squarepeg Studios, Alan from Cardiff Commitment and Cherry and Matthew from USW for all your help and support and to Channel 4 who fund this project for us.  

Facilities by ADF  ADF at NFTS Cymru Wales Great day out for Tasha & Dave (& the legend Coch) @nftscymruwales helping to provide training to the future unit managers of the industry 👍🏻”

ADF has helped plant 3 trees in January 2023! Their workwear provider,  Link: behalf SMI Group has introduced a new tree planting scheme whereby our orders can help make a difference against the climate crisis.  They have planted 716 trees in January - 3 trees on their behalf for orders placed by ADF in January!! We are proud to work with like-minded businesses who strive to help the planet.

ADF Longcross Operational Depot is now up and running!

Pen-y-Bryn  Pen-y-Bryn `Ghostbusters’ Launch We were lucky enough to join our friends at Pen-y-Bryn this month for the launch of their new film, `Ghostbusters’. Congratulations on yet another successful term! We know how hard they worked and we have enjoyed following them on thier journey from making Proton Packs, to creating the music and sound effects to the actual filming! We loved seeing all their hard work on screen – even if we were a bit scared!!!  

The excitement over at Pen-y-Bryn doesn't stop there! This term their Key Stage 3 learners are taking centre stage and bringing to life another film classic 'Home Alone'. The group will be working throughout the term to film scenes for this terms exciting project. In the film its the last day of the Summer Term and Kevin, his sister Megan and friends are getting ready for the holidays, but who will stop the iPad bandits from stealing all of the iPads at Pen-y-Bryn?  The Sixth Form learners will be taking charge of the props and sets for the project in our Production Design lessons, coming up with new traps and gadgets to be used in the finished film. The completed film will be made available from our school YouTube channel at the end of the Summer Term 2023. We can't wait to see it!  

Ty Hafan  We were delighted to welcome the Ty Hafan’s sibling group to the studios recently for some workshops on deamon making and stop frame animation. We had a fantastic time and we loved all your creations! Thank you for coming we hope you enjoyed as much as we did!

Ty Hafan

Glynn Vivian `His Dark Materials’ Exhibition Workshops

We loved getting to deliver a series of workshops over Easter in the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. We held sessions on Set Design, VFX, Careers and Deamon making (thanks to the puppeteers and model makers from the show) all surrounded by props, costumes and sets from `His Dark Materials’.  The exhibition has been so popular that is has now been extended until 2nd July so there is plenty of time to pop along!

RTS Awards  Rhys had the honour of presenting a Student Craft Award at the Royal Television Society Cymru Wales Awards.  The award went to an extremely talented student from Bangor University for their film Matchiko.  Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to RTS for a wonderful evening.

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