BFI Unveils £20 Million Plan to Attract 10,000 New Workers to UK Film | Variety

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story..L to R: Alan Tudyk (K-2SO), Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso), Diego Luna (Cassian Andor), Donnie Yen (Chirrut Imwe), Jiang Wen (Baze Malbus), and Director Gareth Edwards on set. ..Ph: Jonathan Olley..© 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

The British Film Institute has embarked on a £20 million ($26 million) project to attract the 10,000 workers it says the U.K. film industry desperately needs over the next five years to avoid an alarming skills shortage. Fueled by government tax breaks, the growth of the sector means there will be 30,000 new job opportunities in the U.K. film business during that time, the BFI said.

Lucasfilm is the first studio to sign up with the project, and has placed 28 trainees on its new Han Solo spinoff movie. The studio shot a special video about the trainees’ work on the movie, which was shown to reporters at a London news conference earlier this week….

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