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NFTS and Disney join forces to train production accountants


Disney is to sponsor a diploma, which aims to tackle the shortage in film and television production accountants.

The National Film and Television School (NFTS), which recently opened a new operation in Leeds, has established the blended learning part-time course, to equip people with a business or finance background who want to move into the film and television industry.

“We are incredibly excited to sponsor NFTS’s new program and welcome the next generation of accountants to the world of entertainment,” said Paul Steinke, Senior Vice President of Production Finance at Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Productions.

“Finance plays a vital role in the production of beloved film and episodic content and fostering talent in this space will only improve our industry.”

With content creation levels increasing across the UK, the demand for production accountants has reached “record levels.”

Disney will underwrite 75% of all student course fees and will fully fund three students.

“We are thrilled to welcome Disney on board to help train a new wave of production accountants and meet the surge in demand,” added Jon Wardle, NFTS Director.

“We hope to attract participants with backgrounds in business or finance who may not have considered a career in film or television before. There’s never been a more exciting time to transfer your skills to the entertainment industry – no two days are the same, you’ll work on world class content and most importantly, the jobs are there just waiting to be filled.”

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