The Mark Milsome Foundation has had an eventful few weeks.
It’s been great to support Film London’s Equal Access Network by delivering a series of H&S workshops - combining our two key goals by teaching young people from non-traditional pathways about the importance of health, safety and well-being on set.
We were also delighted to participate in JACE (Joint Advisory Committee for Entertainment) held at Pinewood on 18th May. The event, chaired by HSE, and attended by industry trade bodies, trades unions, large event facilities and the major national broadcasting organisations aims to promote and improve health and safety standards within the industry.
We highly value our partnerships with individuals and businesses in the industry, as they are instrumental in our successful advocacy for improved health and safety practice. If you are interested in working with us to keep ‘sets safe’ through our production group H&S course rate, please do get in touch.
Mark Milsome Memorial Cup
One of the highlights of our year is The Mark Milsome Memorial Cup, which took place last month at AFC Wimbledon’s Cherry Records Stadium. We extend huge congratulations to Trooper FC for winning the Cup, to Gershwin FC for securing 2nd place and to Middle Earth Wanderers for coming third. Thank you to all of the sponsors – Bickers Action, Panavision, Facilities by ADF, Panalux, Camera Revolution, ACO, Pholex, Bloodline Effects, Green Voltage, Audiolink - as well as everyone involved in organising, supporting and participating in the match.
The Mark Milsome Memorial Cup coincides with Mark’s birthday week. This year was significant and poignant, marking what would have been Mark’s 60th Birthday. To commemorate this we relaunched the much-loved green baseball cap and introduced two new items in Mark's favourite colour; a bottle-green T-shirt and sweatshirt, designed by his daughter, Alice. You can purchase them here.
The Doug Milsome Cinematography Lab
Another notable event was the opening of The Doug Milsome Cinematography Lab at The University of Hertfordshire. The facility which is dedicated to Mark’s father, Doug, offers their Film & TV students access to a state-of-the-art 4K projection screening theatre with 7.2.1 Dolby Atmos surround audio and 4K Blue-Ray UHD playback.
Foot in the Door
Looking ahead, The Foundation is interviewing the successful Foot in the Door applicants at Panavision next week. Our goal is to select two new trainees who will embark on a one-year mentorship programme starting in September. This program aims to bridge the gap between full-time education and employment in the film and television industry. If you are interested in mentoring our trainees or providing work experience opportunities please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about our traineeship program visit our website at markmilsomefoundation.com/trainees.
As always, thank you to everyone for your continued support.
With warmest regards from all of us at the Foundation
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