March 2021

Pact Indie Diversity Scheme returns to support new diverse talent in Scotland

We are delighted to announce that Synchronicity is taking part in the third Scottish Indie Diversity Scheme.

Ten young people from diverse backgrounds will undergo six-month paid work placements with nine Scottish independent production companies: STV Studios, Synchronicity Films, Raise the Roof Productions, Objective Media Group Scotland, Tern TV, IWC Media, Firecrest Films, Beezr Studios, Firecracker (Tinopolis)

The six-month initiative brings new talent into the industry, targeting young people from diverse backgrounds currently under-represented in TV (BAME, LGBT, women, people living with disability and people from lower socio-economic groups). It provides them with their first paid opportunity in the TV industry, as well as training and mentorship to help ensure they can sustain a career in the industry well beyond the Scheme. We are excited to welcome Fin Bain to our team as part of the initiative.

Claire Mundell, Creative Director and Founder of Synchronicity Films said: “We are delighted to take part in this year’s Pact Indie Diversity Scheme in Scotland. We’re living through a period of unparalleled opportunity for scripted production and if Scotland is to continue to compete, both commercially and culturally, it’s more important than ever that we support and train the next generation of diverse and underrepresented talent in the most inclusive way.”

More information on the Scottish Indie Diversity Scheme and Pact can be found on Pact’s Website.