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Games and VFX Survey Needs Completion Next Week By Industry Experts

Posted on Oct 21, 2010 by Alex Fice

Alex Hope, co-founder of Double Negative, together with NESTA and Skillset, aims to make the UK into the world’s best source of talent for video games development and visual effects productionGames and visual effects experts have until 29 October to help inform an independent review into how to provide the skills that Britain’s video games and visual effects businesses need.

The ‘Talent Survey’, which is aimed at those working in, and those who have sought work in, video games and visual effects businesses, is designed to find out what skills and education policies are needed to ensure that the UK can produce the highest calibre graduates to succeed in these high growth sectors.

The Skills Review, led by Ian Livingstone, co-founder of Games Workshop and Life President of Eidos and Alex Hope, co-founder of Double Negative, together with NESTA and Skillset, aims to make the UK into the world’s best source of talent for video games development and visual effects production.

The survey can be completed online until 29 October at www.skillsforgames.com for those working in the video games industry and at www.skillsforvfx.com for those working in the visual effects industry.  The Skills Review will be published at the end of January 2011. It will contain recommendations for policymakers, education providers and businesses.

Alex Hope says: “The visual effects and video games industries represent exceptional growth potential for the UK economy, thanks to the talent and drive of its workforce and a rapidly growing market. The Skills Review is the starting point for protecting the future of these industries and I urge everyone involved to have their input by taking part in the survey.”

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