Students in film and TV initiative

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A LOCAL college is supporting a national initiative to promote respect for creativity and the hard work that goes into making film and TV.

The initiative, Be©reative, aims to protect the future of the film and TV industries in the UK.

This year’s competition from Film Education, a charity supported by the UK film industry, has been launched in partnership with ScreenThing, a unique youth programme, run by the Industry Trust for IP Awareness.

Katy Carter, of the Industry Trust, is a former pupil of St Peter’s School in Scarborough and her family live in Trafalgar Square.

Sixth form students at Norton College, studying for a BTEC in Media, presented their ideas on how to protect the UK’s creative future to a panel of experts including Katie Lee, a TV Art Director from West Yorkshire, whose credits include Spooks, This Is England ’86, Wuthering Heights and Emmerdale, and Chris Wood, Creative Director of W3KTS, a media production company in York.

David Rees, lead practitioner of Media Production at Norton College said, “Our students have really engaged with the programme. They’ve come up with some great campaigning ideas to protect the future of the UK’s film and TV industries, encouraging other young people like them to make the right decision and choose official film and TV rather than pirating online content.”