About the Survey
Wildscreen aims to map the natural history
film and TV industry across the UK. The data collected through this survey will
create the most detailed picture available of the UK’s natural history
production ecosystem. The results will for the first time establish the genres size, economic value
and workforce within the UK, helping to raise the profile of the sector within
the UK and internationally.
For the sector itself, it will
- key information on sector-specific revenues
- a breakdown of funding sources and
commissions globally for natural history programming
- an overview of the natural history film and
TV workforce in the UK, including freelancers, emerging talent and
collaboration with in-country talent
- a baseline for workforce diversity across
- impact of the pandemic on the industry
- the challenges facing the sector
over the next five years.
The results will also help to inform
future Wildscreen initiatives and funding.
The project is being conducted in partnership
with University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). We are focusing our
research on both companies and freelancers and will gather both
qualitative and quantitative information.
Everyone who completes the survey will be
entered into a draw to win a full hybrid Wildscreen Festival 2022 delegate pass.
What companies should complete the
Companies must be based within the UK in order to be eligible for this survey. For the purposes of this survey,
wildlife production is defined as non-fiction film, TV or online content that
has an aspect of the natural world as the central focus. This includes, but is
not limited to, content that has been commissioned or distributed such
blue-chip natural history, low-budget productions, presenter-led, character-led and theatrical documentaries. The industry
includes all those involved in the production ecosystem from production
companies themselves through to facilities houses and freelancers.
How will the data be used?
The raw data will only be available to
Wildscreen and the research team at UWE. It will be anonymised, encrypted and
securely stored. UWE will analyse the data and Wildscreen will publish a summary of the findings which will be shared with the industry and publicly to showcase and share insights into the health of the UK
wildlife film and TV production ecosystem for the first time ever. We aim to
repeat the survey every 5 years to monitor the state of the industry.