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Jurassic World sequel pushes Skills Investment Fund over £12 million

The Film Levy Skills Investment Fund, administered by Creative Skillset, has passed a notable milestone. Thanks are due to the Jurassic World sequel, the next chapter in the Jurassic World franchise, whose valuable contribution took the Fund past an incredible £12 million. Since 1999 this contribution by the UK film industry has directly helped film crew across the UK to get in and get on, building the skills that the industry needs through programmes such as Trainee Finder, subsidies for crew to access training places and direct training bursaries.  

Colin Trevorrow, Writer and Executive Producer of the Jurassic World sequel, commented:

We are proud to support the Skills Investment Fund through the production levy. The UK film industry has a fantastic track record of nurturing new talent and guiding professionals through all levels of their career. As such, the SIF plays a valuable role in harnessing our collective good will to ensure UK film crew and productions have access to high-quality, affordable, industry-led training.”

Iain Smith, Producer and Chair of The Film Industry Training Board, said:

“The Skills Investment Fund has enabled the UK film industry to provide training in a way that responds quickly and accurately to specific industry needs. Administered by industry, targeted by industry, and paid for by industry, it has significantly enabled British film production to remain at the competitive front edge of a rapidly changing world.”

To find out more about how your production can benefit from Trainee Finder, contact Tom Holmes tomh@creativeskillset.org, or for information on paying into the Film Levy, contact Lauren Bergin laurengraceb@creativeskillset.org.