Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden opened its doors for a day to 40 school children as part of ScreenSkills Discover Creative Careers week. Children from four local secondary schools spent time at The Harry Potter Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter where they were given insight into the craft behind filmmaking and the different careers that go into making films such as the Harry Potter series. They also spent time at the production Studios where they were given a special tour of the working film studio and the opportunity to learn about various departments including Studio Operations, Facilities, IT and Security. They visited Warner Bros. Set Lighting & Rigging and were given a demonstration of both picture and sound post-production from Warner Bros. De Lane Lea in the 4k screening room.
Emily Stillman, SVP, Studio Operations said, “We were proud to open our doors and welcome young people as part of the ScreenSkills Discover! Creative Careers Week. School students were given the opportunity to hear from experts across studio operations, facilities, set lighting and rigging, post production and many more areas, in a showcase that demonstrated just how many, varied career paths are available to young people looking to join this exciting and growing industry.”
“Our students felt that the day was phenomenal. They loved the fact that they were able to hear from people in the industry who hadn’t necessarily chosen that path in the first place. Every student I have spoken to today was really grateful for the opportunity you have given them.” Hertswood Academy
Seetha Kumar, CEO, ScreenSkills said, “Through opening their doors to students this week, Warner Bros. have really opened minds to the many careers behind the scenes. Engagement from industry in Discover! Creative Careers Week has been wonderful – events have been buzzing. Everyone has been keen to raise awareness of careers and to attract new and diverse talent to the screen industries in the UK so that we can secure the talent pipeline and continue to be a fantastic place to make films and television.”