New Name Entertainment Fund

Supporting New Names in the Screen Sector


Film and TV is the space where much of our shared culture is imagined and experienced. Yet while trends for diverse casts and storylines are exploding on screen, too few behind the camera are from the communities they represent.

​​The New Name Entertainment Fund is working to actively improve representation, inclusion and innovation in the screen sector. We’re doing this by targeting scholarship funding to support talented students at leading drama and film schools with stand-out diversity and inclusion programmes, and supporting early career practitioners through tailored incubator programmes with highly respected industry partners.

With your help, we can reach many more students and young professionals. We would love for you to join us!

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Resources for emerging British talent, professionals and others with an interest in improving screen industry representation and inclusion

Charitable and cultural organisations

Learn from charitable and cultural organisations working in this space – UK: BAFTA, BFI, Film + TV CharityScreenSkills, USA: Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, Color of Change Hollywood, #ChangeHollywood

Youth engagement and support

Get involved with youth engagement and support initiatives – Arts Emergency, BFI Film Clubs, BFI Film Academy, Discover! Creative Careers


Access education and training for emerging talent –  Diversity Schools Initiative partner drama schools, Ghetto Film School (London, Los Angeles, New York), ID School of Acting, London Screen Academy, MAMAYouth, OpenDoor, Young Filmmakers Academy

Career development

Find career development support – BAFTA, Creative Access, Clore Leadership, Film + TV Charity, ScreenSkills,  BRIDGE

Underrepresented groups

Connect with support organisations for underrepresented groups – ScreenSkills resources pages, TV Collective, Black and minoritised ethic groups: Black British Post Prod Collective, Black Costume Network, British Blacklist, Inc Arts, Insight Network, Disabled people: 104 Films, DANC (Disabled Artists Networking Community), EmployAbility, My Plus Students Club, Emerging talent: BRIDGE, Mental health: Film + TV Charity mental wellbeing programme, 6 Feet From the Spotlight, Women and non-binary people: Animated Women UK, Birds Eye View, ​​ Breaking Through the Lens, Parents and carers: Raising Films

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