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July Newsletter

Welcome to the Screen Alliance Wales July Newsletter! We hope you have had a great month and kept safe throughout the hot weather.

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

Vacancies

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. 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.

We have the following exciting opportunities available:

Cult Cymru have a brand-new role for an Administration & Promotion Co-ordinator.

Mad Dog 2020 Casting are looking for an Extras Casting Project Manager (deadline 01/08/22).

Boom Cymru are seeking a Production Manager to work within the production office

Bang Post-Production require a Data I/O Technician.

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 have announced that season 2 of the hit HBO show Industry will air on Monday the 1st August on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. Season 2 takes place one year after the events of Season 1, and will continue to follow the cut throat world of international banking at Pierpoint & Co.

Facilities by ADF have added a brand-new honey wagon, specifically designed to be wheelchair accessible, to their amazing fleet of facilities vehicles. ADF is proud to be working closely with Underlying Health Conditions (UHC) (learn more here), a pressure group for disabled representation in the TV and Film Industry on the manufacture and supply of wheelchair access Honey Wagons as well as adapted American 2-ways.

Coleg y Cymoedd have been involved with the ‘Flight of the Osprey’, a conservation project looking to follow Ospreys as they migrate southwards for the winter. A Prop Making student is currently making a life-sized Osprey puppet that will travel with the expedition, and will aim to help with public engagement, during and after the project.  The initial puppet is a hand/rod-operated (kindly donated by Bad Wolf from the His Dark Materials series -  the 'Kaisa' proxy is being transformed into a feather osprey) but will be developed into an animatronic version early next year, by Molly, as part of her studies. The project team will be in Mid/North Wales 8/9th of August for the Osprey puppet handover.

Welsh Government The new Programme for Government sets out an ambitious commitment to deliver the Young Persons Guarantee (YPG), giving everyone under 25 the offer of support into work, education, training, or self-employment. As part of the YPG, Welsh Government asked the CCRSP to consult with regional programmes and projects to better understand the offer available across SE Wales. Here, the CCRSP has worked collaboratively with both the WCVA and Regional Engagement Team (RET) and delivered successful strategic workshops to inform findings. As an outcome from the work, the CCRSP will be supporting the development of a regional YPG Stakeholder Group which will continue to feed intelligence into Welsh Government and inform future priorities.

Pen-y-Bryn Doctor Who Premiere

We welcomed the Swansea-based school, Ysgol Pen-y-Bryn to the Screen Alliance Wales classroom this month for a very special screening of their incredible fan-film, ‘Doctor who: Curse of the Mummy’. The pupils got to see their amazing production on the big screen with popcorn and pizza, and even got given special ‘Oscars’ awards to congratulate them on an brilliant piece of work. The film is now on the Pen-y-Bryn YouTube channel which you can view here. On this page you can also see just how much the project meant to the cast and crew as well as some hilarious bloopers and outtakes. We relish every opportunity we get to work with this wonderful school and look forward to seeing your future projects. Keep up the incredible work guys.

Doctor Who: Curse of the Mummy exclusive film poster!
All the cast received an 'Oscar' from Steffan Morris

Screen Alliance Wales & Ffilm Cymru

We have continued working with Ffilm Cymru this month on the Foot in the Door project. We headed over to Newport to set up a careers pop-up event at the Friars Walk shopping centre, and then a week later we held a ‘family day’ getting our participants involved with film-based activities including makeup, stop motion camera skills and SFX sessions. We loved speaking to so many people about film and TV careers and look forward to doing more again in the near future.

It was great to meet with so many people in Newport!
Special thanks to Ffilm Cymru for letting us use the Unit 9 Space at Friars Walk

Rhys continues ‘All of Wales 2022’

Rhys has continued his journey travelling all over Wales to talk people about careers in the film and TV industry. This month, he visited Wrexham where pupils from Ysgol Clywedog, Alun School, Ysgol Brynhyfryd and Rhyl High School got an opportunity to create their very own production. Wrexham FC’s Head of Marketing and Communication gave up his time to be the interviewed by the students, who also filmed, edited and produced the production themselves.

The pupils got to film and edit the interview themselves
They tried their hand at all aspects of the production, including filming, editing and producing

SAW Magazine Survey

Are you looking for advice on how to enter the screen industry? Cardiff University MA Magazine Journalism student Hannah Watkin is currently working with Screen Alliance Wales to create a prototype online magazine filled with content tailor made for people interested in entering careers within TV and Film. Whether you are someone currently looking to begin a career in the screen industry or someone already established within it, Hannah would really appreciate you giving five minutes of your time to complete her survey investigating public interest in her idea: https://forms.gle/73KNCftLzf9JvJLx7. Thank you!

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