Empowering the Next Wave of Production Accountants
In February the EP Production Portal team was delighted to participate in the biannual Netflix Assistant Production Accounting Scheme (NAPATS), hosted by Netflix and the Production Guild.
NAPATS is designed to give people with accountancy skills the opportunity to work in the production accounts department on Netflix productions across the UK.
Over the session, which took place at Pinewood Studios, KJ Lamb, Payroll Customer Success Manager, and Simon Donovan, Head of Business Development, discussed the day-to-day world of the production accountant and how the Production Portal is transforming the industry.
While we celebrate the UK production boom, we continue to hear from the industry how the current record level of film and TV drama production is creating an unprecedented skills shortage. In this context, initiatives such as NAPATS and those run by the Elstree Screen Arts Centre of Screen Excellence - which aim to open up the industry to new and diverse talent - are more important than ever.
Thank you to Netflix, the Production Guild, and freelance trainer Lucy Drake for giving us the opportunity to share our vision for the film and TV industry.