UK Film and high-end TV production will be worth over £7bn by 2025

6th June 2023

Our industry is booming, and we have the latest research and figures to prove it: the industry-led skills body for the screen industries, ScreenSkills, have reported that by 2025 film and high-end television production in the UK will be worth £7.7bn per year and a further 21,000 new crew members will be required to meet that demand.

The research, carried out by consultancy Nordicity with the accountancy firm Saffery Champness LLP, concludes that there is still huge room for growth in the UK industry on top of the existing expansion that was fuelled by an extremely strong bounce back after the pandemic. Furthermore, the research forecasts that film and HETV production in the UK is likely to grow at an annual average rate of 7.3% between 2022 and 2025.

We have dedicated Industry Engagement teams at all three of our Screen and Film School campuses. They work tirelessly to secure work placement opportunities for our students, as well as helping them to connect with companies from our long list of local Industry Partners. The teams also secure star-studied Masterclass guests (Russell T Davies, Reggie Yates, Nicola Shindler OBE) and illustrious College Patrons (Big Narstie, Seamus McGarvey, Fabian Wagner).

Here is what the local teams from Birmingham, Brighton and Manchester each have to say about the buoyant state of the industry:


“What is so brilliant about Screen and Film School Birmingham is that we are an industry-led college, interested in preparing students to enter the booming film and media industry with fundamental, tangible skills that can help to kick-start their careers as soon as they graduate.

Preparation is key, and we are focussed on yielding the best results through work placements for the students, with the very best Midlands-based production companies.”

– Natalie Edwards-Yesufu: Head of Careers and Partnerships at Screen and Film School Birmingham


“Screen and Film School Manchester have been welcomed with open arms into the local film and TV industry and our partners are waiting with huge anticipation for our students to graduate. We are using the expertise in the community to help shape our students into the type of graduates that employers are looking to employ.

From runner training with the biggest studio facility in the UK, Dock10, to post-production support with The Farm, we have already seen numerous students taking short term employment and work experience in their summer break. We can’t wait to see how our first round of graduates find their place in the industry.”

– Judith Suckling: Head of Careers and Industry at Screen and Film School Manchester


“The film and TV business has come out of the pandemic and is booming – with more demand than ever for crew and production support for film, TV and digital media production. Screen and Film School Brighton graduates are already getting roles in the industry and are developing long-term, sustainable careers.

The latest news from ScreenSkills has spurred the Industry Engagement Team on to continue to develop connections with Industry Partners through the following routes:

  • Masterclasses & tech talks
  • Recruitment & work placements
  • Use of the studio for our Industry Partners
  • Networking events

We take a flexible approach that responds to industry and find what their current and future needs are. We offer a fully functioning recruitment package for the Industry Partners, including promoting job opportunities and work placements to students. The aim is to make it very easy and beneficial for Industry Partners to collaborate with us.”

– James Honess: Industry Engagement & Alumni Community Office at Screen and Film School Brighton

That’s the word from within Screen and Film School and beyond that, from the experts who are in the know about how healthy our industry looks as we prepare to enter a new academic year.

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