Pinewood Studios

Community

Supporting our community

Pinewood remains committed to its staff, to the communities in which it operates and to the progression of skills needed to further the requirements of the industry.  Pinewood is aware of the importance of this role and continues to invest in and support programs that benefit the industry it operates in and the local community.

Training the next generation

Pinewood continues to support and encourage the next generation in the British screen-based industries. By giving training and work experience, the Company seeks to develop the skilled production resources base in order to maintain the high degree of excellence that draws overseas productions to this country.

The company endeavours to embrace all forms of diversity and inclusion, to actively encourage involvement in the industry.

Support is given to the following:

  • The National Film and Television School by way of a BA Masters Degree, two year course in Producing for one student.
  • The Rye Studio School with visits to the Studios. The Pinewood Studios Group are proud to be a Patron of the Rye Studio and congratulate them on being awarded an Ofsted recommendation for 2015 as ‘Outstanding’ 
  • The Pinewood Studios Group give sponsorship to the Iris Prize Festival, Cardiff’s international gay and lesbian festival by providing post production services to the winner of the British Short Film.
  • The BFI Academy Scheme introduces young people across the country to film and television production. The Pinewood Studios Group give their support by offering studio space for training events, open to all local young people who are interested in filmmaking and television either for general interest or as a career.
  • Support is also given to BFI Into Film which introduces and encourages young people from an early age to appreciate film.

Schools Outreach Programme

Pinewood and Shepperton Studios are committed to offering support to all local schools and colleges for their careers events, and also hold careers fairs to inform young people of the opportunities there are in the film and television industries and working for the Pinewood Studios Group.

Pinewood and Shepperton Studios work with local schools, colleges and universities, including Littleton Church of England School in Shepperton, Iver and Iver Heath Junior and Middle School, Buckinghamshire New University, Amersham and Wycombe College, Chalfont Community College and the London Film School.

Contact:  ann.runeckles@pinewoodgroup.com

Giving back

Our charitable support nationally goes to various charities linked to the film and television industries and in particular the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund, MediCinema and Save the Children.

We continue to support local charities, clubs and organisations to encourage local residents to embrace the studios as an advantage to their environment with the impact on providing jobs in the surrounding areas and sustainable growth within their communities for local shops and businesses.