Amy Smith

Head of Talent, Framestore

Biography

Amy has been working in talent related roles within the visual effects industry for over fifteen years, in both the UK and Canada. In each role she has had responsibility for working with schools, colleges and universities to provide careers guidance and support educators with content. Amy regularly provides input to the UK government on the skills agenda for the visual effects industry and the creative industries more widely. She is also part of the steering group of the Next Gen Skills Academy who, with industry, launched a Level 3 Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills and she took responsibility for working with NextGen to launch the two VFX Trailblazer Apprenticeships. Recently Amy has been appointed as Chair of the T-Level panel for Media, Broadcast and Production. The panel will be responsible for providing an employer perspective on the post-16 education landscape. She is also Non Executive Director of Access:VFX, an industry organisation working to improve the diversity of the visual effects industry.

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