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This programme is supported by the ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund with contributions from UK high-end TV productions.
Brought to you by ScreenSkills and Bridge06, we are looking for 12 people to be trained for an exciting role for High End TV drama production.
The Access Coordinator role is perfect for people who are committed to improving disability representation, removing barriers to inclusion, and the role is perfect for people from the deaf, disabled and / or neurodivergent communities.
The Access Coordinator ensures that access and adjustments are provided so that both actors and crew members can give their best work. It is part of an exciting change that is happening in television production and film.
Working from Greenlight to Post Production, the Access Coordinator will be the bridge between production, cast and crew. Working with existing diversity officers and heads of department, they will ensure best practice, and that productions value hiring deaf, disabled and / or neurodivergent talent.
The appplication questions are listed in the Easy Read document which is available to download at the top of this page.
This will be an immersive training course running in short modules, both online and in person, in late summer.
The course will take a barrier removal approach. It will cover the basics of production, where access barriers may arise and how to advocate for and on behalf of deaf, disabled and / or neurodivergent cast and crew, from Greenlight to Post, on set and off.
We aim for our Access Coordinators to be working in HETV productions by the end of 2022.
The training will take place between in late summer/early Autumn.
The first day will be an in-person event giving an overview of the role.
The following modules will be delivered in 2 hour sessions which can be either in person, over Zoom or hybrid.
The final day will take place in person on the set of a drama production.
The course finishes with an online evaluation and we intend to support applicants for the following 12 months as they transition into working in the role.
Please see below for the timings of this process:
We will close applications on the 30th May.
We will be asking people to interview on zoom from 10-30th June
We will be selecting our 12 trainees by July 15th
The training will take place across August and September.
Please email [email protected] if you need any help or have questions.
The programme is for people who have up to 2 years’ relevant experience –
This can be in TV or film production, or you may have transferable skills from other areas. (This can include theatre and the arts, but equally there may be relevant skills you have gained whilst working or volunteering in other media or entertainment sectors)
The applicant must be aged 18+
You should be either deaf, disabled, and / or neurodivergent.
To be available for the training which will be both online with some elements in person
If you have any questions, please email [email protected]
Julie Fernandez is a disabled actress, presenter, and an award-winning documentary maker of 30 years. She has worked across the media spectrum in film, TV and radio across a range of genres and works as an Access Coordinator for businesses and productions
Sara Johnson is an experienced Exec Producer in TV drama, having worked as a commissioner at Sky & Fox and in senior roles at Indies. She founded the company Bridge06 in late 2021, formalising her advocacy and family care experience. She is committed to improving the representation of deaf, disabled and / or neurodivergent talent across the entertainment industries
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