Pact firmly believes that diversity in the film and TV industries matters, and that as a sector we should be encouraging and supporting new entrants who reflect the full diversity of the UK today.
The Pact Indie Diversity Scheme is a unique opportunity aimed specifically at entry-level diverse talent (both graduates and non-graduates). Our London trainees undertake a six-month placement, Scottish trainees eight-month placement, with an independent production company, allowing them to develop their talents in a thriving business environment. In addition, each participant is partnered with a senior-level mentor from within their company, and receives bespoke training from ScreenSkills, NFTS and BECTU Vision in areas such as copyright, storytelling, camera operating and much more.
The Scheme is run both in London and in Scotland, and is supported by some of the top independent production companies in the business, whose output includes shows such as Have I Got News For You, Humans, One Born Every Minute, Britain’s Got Talent, Shop Well for Less and First Dates. Indies that have participated in the scheme include: All3Media, Endemol Shine Group, FremantleMedia, Hat Trick Productions, Raise The Roof, RDF Television, STV, Warner Brothers (Ricochet and Wall to Wall), Twofour and October Films.
We are delighted to be working with Screen Scotland to deliver our Scottish Pact Indie Scheme. They provide significant funding towards the salaries, recruitment and training of all our placement students. Please use this link to find out more.
In 2023 we are proud to be celebrating 10 successful years driving and delivering the Scheme with excellent results.
The Pact Indie Diversity Scheme is an important initiative in our mission to increase diversity in the television industry.
Pact Chief Executive, John McVay