About NFM Crew Academy

NFM Crew Academy aims to support those looking to begin their career working in film and TV with the knowledge and skills to find work.

NFM Crew Academy also aims to support productions and production companies to confidently recruit those new to the industry into roles within their productions or companies.

We do this through networking events, boot camps, masterclasses, workshops where you get to hear from and talk to industry professionals. NFM Crew Academy is suitable for adults who are new to the industry or those already working looking to step into new roles. Members of the Academy may also receive CV surgeries and one-to-one mentoring and advice.

‘I am now more aware of getting myself out there and making contacts with people in the industry in order to get a foot on the ladder.  I’ve learnt that it’s important to keep persevering when looking for creative work and to keep making your own opportunities and work in the meantime.’

Whether they are looking for a shadowing opportunity, work experience, trainees or a new entry runner position, we can match Academy members who are ready to work.

If you are looking for someone to join your team, or can offer opportunities we will do our very best to help you find the very best people.

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Northern Film + Media has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund Creative Industries Business Support and Development Programme 2014-20. The ERDF programme is bringing over £300m into the North East to support innovation, enterprise and business support across the region. This is partly funded by the European Commission.

The Tees Valley Combined Authority was created in April 2016. Their purpose is to drive economic growth and job creation in the area. They are a partnership of five authorities; Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees, working closely with the Local Enterprise Partnership, wider business community and other partners to make local decisions to support the growth of our economy.

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Northern Film + Media is the North East England’s creative industries development agency. We work with businesses and professionals specialising in film, TV and screen-based arts, primarily through our talent development projects, events and production service. In addition, we drive regional commercial film and television production and attract inward investment by promoting the region as a base for incoming film and TV production.

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