This chapter considers the way creative skills in the film and television (TV) sector are developed and nurtured, as well as the challenges faced by the current creative workforce concerning skills development and training. It provides an overview of the literature and data available in relation to the film and TV sector in Africa and Uganda specifically. The chapter provides a more focused analysis of the emergence of the Ugandan film industry: Kinna-Uganda (K-U). In relation to the interviews, the project involved and engaged with a range of practitioners, television broadcasters, educators, filmmakers as well as key stakeholders in K-U industry. Higher Education providers must keep up both with changing technologies – that might make training with cameras more affordable – and the growing demand for this area of study. The lack of investment in training and skills has substantial implications not only for the sector but also for K-U as an ecosystem, with limited potential for growth.
|Title of host publication||Higher Education and Policy for Creative Economies in Africa|
|Subtitle of host publication||Developing Creative Economies|
|Editors||Roberta Comunian, Brian J. Hracs, Lauren England|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Nov 2020|