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March Newsletter

Welcome to Screen Alliance Wales March 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.

The following vacancies are available on our website:

Production 78 are seeking a Production Manager (Events)

Gems Agency are seeking a Junior Agent

Sgil Cymru are seeking CRIW Production Apprenticeships

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:

Mark your calendars for the return of your favourite time lord! Ncuti Gatwa, as The Doctor and Millie Gibson, as Ruby Sunday will be landing on your screen for a double episode premier on May 11th. BBC iPlayer and Disney + will be premiering the 2 epic episodes before its original scheduled time on BBC One, Saturday evening.

This series is full of excitement and adventure and some amazing special guests! We can’t wait to see where The Doctor and Ruby land this series!

Some more Doctor Who news, as the iconic Bi-generation scene, featuring David Tennant and Ncuti Gatwa has been nominated for ‘Memorable Moment’ at the BAFTAs! Another BAFTA nominee for the Doctor Who team, as they’ve been nominated for ‘Titles and Graphic Identity’ Category for ‘Blue Yonder’ episode!

Well done, Team!

To vote for your Memorable Moment click here

Jane Tranter, CEO and Co-Founder of Bad Wolf has called upon by UK Government to update British Television Tax Credits to promote domestic investment.

Jane gave evidence to UK Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee explaining challenged faced by the film and high-end television industry.

Check out the full article here.

Doctor Who announces the release date for new series
Doctor Who 'Bi-generation' moment for 'Memorable Moment Award'
Doctor Who also nominated for 'Titles and Graphic Identity' for Wild Blue Yonder
Jane Tranter, CEO and Co-Founder of Bad Wolf at Parliament

Facilities by ADF:

ADF is embracing clean energy solutions:

ADF has committed to providing productions with clean energy solutions, to minimises environmental impact, maximises production efficiency, ADF new range of products are designed to deliver a hybrid power solution that will significantly reduce fuel usage and CO2 emissions, through the use of Stage 5 (100KVA) HVO Generators, Portable Battery Stores (60/100Kva) and data reporting (125A 3PH Erica Board).

By prioritising sustainability, we aim to reduce the industry’s environmental footprint and spark positive change.

Facilities by ADF New Clean Energy Range
Facilities by ADF New Clean Energy Range

Real SFX:

We are incredibly excited to be launching our new sustainable workwear initiative KIT4CREW. KIT4CREW is aimed to recycle unwanted or unused workwear on set and make it accessible to crew that need it - whether it's someone starting out in the industry, or on a tight budget. We need studios and productions on board to donate excess or unused jackets, thermal clothing, and other workwear items. The official launch will be at the end of March, and if anyone would like to be part of this or wants more information please contact [email protected]Alongside this we are also very proud to be partnering with the Film & TV Charity, ensuring we support our industry in every way possible. Today's challenges are ever-changing and the provisions they offer are so important - we will do all we can to raise awareness and reinforce their messages.

Cardiff Commitment:

We had some film work going on in two Gabalfa schools this week as part of a larger community art project from The Curriculum Team in collaboration with Youth Services and Cardiff artists Unify Collective. Before representing their community learners from Ysgol Glan Ceubal and St Joe's RC Primary School delved into the history of their community with archive footage from Wales Broadcast Archive Centre. Through the support of Into Film Cymru, local film-makers Tracy Pallant and Amy Peckham were tasked with turning the learners into documentary makers. The community will soon see the premieres of their documentaries on how the Gabalfa Interchange changed the face of their communities.


Entries for the 2024 BAFTA Cymru Awards are now open. The BAFTA Cymru Awards are presented annually to recognise, honour and reward individuals and production teams for outstanding achievement in Wales. The award categories reflect the wealth and diversity of Welsh film and television. You may be eligible to enter if you are a Welsh or Wales-based individual working on a UK or International Production, or an individual who has worked on a Welsh production. View the eligibility criteria via the rules and guidelines here.

The eligibility period is between 1 April 2023 – 31 March 2024.

Entries can be submitted directly by broadcasters, independent production companies, producers, and self-nominating individuals.

The entry site can be accessed here.

Entry deadline: Friday 12 April, 17.00

Have a question or need a hand submitting your entry? Get in touch via [email protected]

Welcoming Dragon Fire and Water to the SAW Family

We are delighted to announce that Dragon Fire and Water has joined the SAW Family!

Dragon Fire and Water are professional Fire Fighters, Paramedics and Ex-Military personnel who have joined forces to apply their skills, knowledge, and training to provide safety services in the private sector.

Read all about Dragon Fire and Water here.

BBC’s Bring the Drama Session

Rhys headed down to Wrexham this month for a panel with Rebecca Meredith, from Screen Skills and Hannah, a local industry legend at Wrexham University. The event was organised by Rhys, as part of BBC’s Bring the Drama. It was an amazing evening, speaking with enthusiastic young creatives ready to build their careers in the Creative Industries.

A big thank you to Rebecca and Hannah for taking part in the panel and sharing your wisdom with us.

Rhys and Hannah at Wrexham University for the BBC Bring The Drama Session

Amazing Talents Visit our Classroom:

This month, we invited some amazing talents into the classroom to have a look at what it is Screen Alliance Wales does.

Our first guest was Ray Cooper a musician, who has worked with the likes of Elton John, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones… to name a few.

Our latest guest was Jamie Baulch, Olympic Gold Medallist and Charity Man joined us alongside our friends from Cancer Research Wales

Thank you all for stopping by!

Allison Dowzell, Ray Cooper and Kate Crawther
Jamie Baulch, Lee and Nic from Cancer Research Wales

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