Media Futures - Breaking and Entering: Getting a Start in TV and Film

Screen Yorkshire’s new Head of Skills, Glyn Middleton, gives advice on how to get into the competitive media industry.

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Glyn Middleton, documentary-maker and co-Founder of pioneering Leeds indie True North, explains how and why he’s committed – as Screen Yorkshire’s new Head of Skills – to developing a skilled, versatile and diverse workforce in our region – and how he tries to help graduates navigate a route into this competitive industry. 

He outlines how the Screen Yorkshire team supports and champions film, TV and digital creatives across this busy and dynamic region – including financial investment for shows like Peaky Blinders and Ackley Bridge – and describes the talent and skills-based programmes he runs, such as Beyond Brontes, Connected Campus and the Centre of Screen Excellence: Yorkshire.

Glyn Middleton began his TV career making investigative documentaries in apartheid-era South Africa, Peru, Sicily and Northern Ireland. He produced and directed a wide range of high-profile, peaktime documentaries for ITV, the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and the Discovery Channel. 

In 2001 he co-founded the Leeds-based indie, True North, and helped to turn a start-up indie into the UK’s biggest factual producer outside of London. He developed, produced and oversaw numerous True North shows for UK and international channels. 

For Screen Yorkshire, he manages a range of training programmes and is committed to developing a talented, versatile and diverse workforce for the region’s TV and Film producers.


Little dog being held by the 'Yorkshire Vet'

Two females sitting on sofa outside

             Images of Channel 5’s Yorkshire Vet and Channel 4’s Ackley Bridge