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YouTube agrees to three-year partnership with UK’s NFTS

As part of his MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt confirmed that the popular, Google-owned content portal will be sponsoring the NFTS Showcase at BFI Southbank and funding its new initiative, The Film Clinic.
August 29, 2011

Google and YouTube are teaming up with the UK’s National Film and Television School (NFTS) via a two-tiered, three-year sponsorship arrangement.

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt confirmed that the massively popular content portal will be sponsoring the NFTS Showcase at BFI Southbank and funding its new initiative, The Film Clinic, as part of his MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival.

The NFTS Showcase, held at the BFI Southbank annually, spotlights the work of its graduating students and features narrative films, docs, TV programs and animated works.

The other aspect of YouTube’s two-pronged sponsorship of the NFTS is The Film Clinic, a new initiative designed to help amateur filmmakers craft their content into captivating narratives and other forms, and to familiarize them with the digital distribution process through advice from You Tube experts, as part of the NFTS Business Skills Module.

“I’m delighted that we are partnering with the UK’s National Film and TV School, to help young filmmakers navigate the world of YouTube,” Schmidt said during his lecture. “Starting in January we will be investing to support an online filmmaking and distribution module as part of the school’s curriculum.”

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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