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BAFTA Share

STAYING CONNECTED BAFTA ShareBAFTA Scotland

COVID-19 means that lots of people working in the creative industries are feeling uncertain and anxious about their future.   

With that in mind and for an industry that is so reliant on networks, relationships and peer to peer learning, we have created an online skill sharing database for our members so that we can continue to nurture, skill-share and support each other.


OFFERING ADVICE

We’re looking for members who have a bit of free time on their hands who are willing to offer help, advice and support to those who need it.

  • Are you a writer than can offer to read scripts of emerging writers and give some advice?
  • Maybe you’re a producer that can offer career development tips or budget reviews?
  • Can you offer advice for newer entrants to the industry about running their own production companies
  • Are you a craft professional who can advise on updating showreels, online pitching or your CV?

REQUESTING SUPPORT

For those looking for support;

  • Maybe you’re an early career director that is looking for advice from an experienced professional?
  • Are you an acting graduate looking for a chat with casting agents after your graduate show was cancelled?
  • Or maybe you’re all looking for someone to vent to or to chat with!

Whichever way you want to connect with people, is up to you.

Utterly fantastic, invigorating and inspirational. A really excellent way to connect with like minded peers and hear their experiences. But more than that, BAFTA Scotland connected me with someone who's work inspires me, allowing the opportunity to get an insider's view on their methods. 10/10! Stephen Bennett, director & producer


HOW IT WORKS

The database is free and easy to use, just add your name, your contact details and what you’re able to offer / what you’re looking for and we’ll match you up.

We encourage you to think outside the box when filling in your application, perhaps talking to someone outside of your craft area could prove to be very beneficial for your development.   You could have the opportunity to chat with an experienced costume designer about your upcoming project, talk business with a professional producer, delve into cinematography with a Director of Photography and find out how they approach their professional life.  

BAFTA Share was an excellent and inspiring experience for me. My match was extremely helpful and very easy to speak to - I felt ten times more motivated and confident after our chat. I would throughly recommend this initiative. Marcus McPeake, screenwriter

Please read the terms and conditions and complete the form below to take part.

The deadline for each month’s skills share is 1st of the month – you will be matched within 1 week,  BAFTA will introduce you to your match and then the arranged chat needs to take place before the 25th of that month.

If you have any queries about the scheme please email [email protected] 

We're really pleased that you would like to support fellow members with your skills and advice - please let us know what you can offer.
Please give us a bit more information about the type of support you can offer a fellow member and whether it would be more suited to a peer member or someone at a different level to you (we may receive requests to match from our student, career starters and established industry members)
What kind of support would be useful for you at this time?