Wildscreen Industry Insight: UK Companies

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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 provide: 

  • 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 the sector 
  • 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 survey?

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. 

How to complete this survey


Those completing the survey will need access to financial and personnel data. We therefore recommend the survey is completed by the CEO, Managing Director, Head of Production, Head of HR or Head of Commercial or a combination of all depending on company size.


Please ensure you have gathered relevant data available including annual accounts, personnel data and production related data before starting this survey. You can save your progress and resume the survey at a later date.


It will take approximately 40 minutes to complete.


You are able to save your progress and return to complete the form at a later date. To do this please check the box at the top of each page and create a company log in. Please note if more than one person within your organisation is contributing to filling in this survey you must use the same log in details to access your saved data.


If you have any questions or need any additional support to complete the survey please do not hesitate to get in touch via georgia.torres@wildscreen.org.uk


Thank you for being a part of this!


Survey Structure

Section 1: Company Overview 
Turnover, Natural History Production Information and Company Information

Section 2: Production Locations 

Section 3: Workforce, Diversity and Inclusion
Employee information, In country talent data (if applicable), Interns, Trainees and Apprentices

Section 4: UK Natural History Film and TV Industry Challenges and Motivations

Consent Agreement and Eligibility

  • I have read and understood the information on the previous page.

  • I understand that my participation is voluntary and that I am free to withdraw at any time by closing the webpage.

  • I understand that the data I provide will be kept secure and confidential.

  • I am 18 or over and have read and understood the Consent Agreement. I hereby fully and freely consent to my participation in this study



Section 1: Company Overview 







Please specify currency and amount i.e. £100'000


Natural History Production



i.e. 20% higher



Over the past two years, roughly what percentage of your company’s income is derived from the following?
1 - 10% 11 - 20% 21 - 30% 31-40% 41-50% 51-60% 61-70% 71-80% 81-90% 91-100% N/A

Company Information






Affordable Housing Cultural Life Educational Provision Existing film and television production community Family and Friends Proximity of Countryside Proximity of BBC Natural History Unit Proximity to London





Section 3: Production Locations



Over the past two years, roughly how many of your productions have been filmed in the following;
1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 9-10 11-12 13+ N/A

Section 4: Workforce, Diversity and Inclusion




Thinking about increasing diversity in the natural history genre, to what extent do you feel progress is being made in each of the following areas? All questions refer to productions made in the last year.
Representation of ethnically diverse individuals;
No progress Not much progress Some progress A great deal of progress Not sure
Representation of LGBTQIA+ individuals;
No progress Not much progress Some progress A great deal of progress Not sure
Representation of womxn;
No progress Not much progress Some progress A great deal of progress Not sure
Representation of individuals living with a long term disability;
No progress Not much progress Some progress A great deal of progress Not sure

Workforce

Employees





Roughly what percentage of your company’s employees are in the following categories? (excluding in country talent*, interns apprentices and trainees) *In-country talent is defined as individuals who reside in the country in which a production is being filmed rather than the country in which the production company is based.
1-10% 11-20% 21-30% 31-40% 41-50% 51-60% 61-70% 71-80% 81-90% 91-100% N/A
Roughly what percentage of your company’s employees live in the following areas:
1-10% 11-20% 21-30% 31-40% 41-50% 51-60% 61-70% 71-80% 81-90% 91-100% N/A

England
1-10% 11-20% 21-30% 31-40% 41-50% 51-60% 61-70% 71-80% 81-90% 91-100% N/A



In Country Talent

In-country talent is defined as individuals who reside in the country in which a production is being filmed rather than the country in which the production company is based.



Please specify roughly what percentage of In-Country talent involved in productions are the following;



i.e. 45%

i.e. 65%

Employee Demographics

Permanent Employees (excluding in country talent, interns, Kickstarters and apprentices)

The following section relates to D&I data, please answer as accurately as possible. For any question that does not relate to your organisations workforce please input '0'. If your D&I data does not conform with this format or you cannot provide this data please get in contact directly via georgia.torres@wildscreen.org.uk to discuss alternative forms of submitting this information. Alternatively the option to upload the information as a document can be found at the bottom of this page. Roughly how many of your company’s permanent employees are in the following age ranges? Please use a percentage to detail your answers.







Roughly how many of your company’s permanent employees are the following genders: (Please use a percentage to detail your answers)





Roughly how many of your company’s permanent employees are from the following ethnic origins? Please use a percentage to detail your answers






Roughly how many of your permanent employees have attained the following as their highest level of education; Please use a percentage to detail your answer.







Employee Demographics

Temporary Employees (excluding in country talent, interns, Kickstarter's and apprentices)

The following section relates to D&I data, please answer as accurately as possible. For any question that does not relate to your organisations workforce please input '0'. If your D&I data does not conform with this format or you cannot provide this data please get in contact directly via georgia.torres@wildscreen.org.uk to discuss alternative forms of submitting this information. Alternatively the option to upload the information as a document can be found at the bottom of this page. Roughly how many of your company’s temporary employees are in the following age ranges? Please detail answers as a percentage.







Roughly how many of your company’s temporary employees are the following genders? Please detail answers as a percentage.





Roughly how many of your company’s temporary employees are from the following ethnic origins? Please detail answers as a percentage.






Roughly how many of your temporary employees have attained the following as their highest level of education; Please detail answers as a percentage.







Employee Demographics

Freelance Employees (excluding in country talent, interns, Kickstarter's and apprentices)

The following section relates to D&I data, please answer as accurately as possible. For any question that does not relate to your organisations workforce please input '0'. If your D&I data does not conform with this format or you cannot provide this data please get in contact directly via georgia.torres@wildscreen.org.uk to discuss alternative forms of submitting this information. Alternatively the option to upload the information as a document can be found at the bottom of this page.

Roughly how many of your company’s
freelance employees are in the following age ranges?
Please detail answers as a percentage.







Roughly how many of your company’s freelance employees are the following genders? Please detail answers as a percentage.





Roughly how many of your company’s freelance employees are from the following ethic origins?






Roughly how many of your freelance employees have attained the following as their highest level of education; Please detail answers as a percentage.







Employee Demographics

In Country Talent (excluding interns and apprentices)

The following section relates to D&I data, please answer as accurately as possible. For any question that does not relate to your organisations workforce please input '0'.

If your D&I data does not conform with this format or you cannot provide this data please get in contact directly via georgia.torres@wildscreen.org.uk to discuss alternative forms of submitting this information. Alternatively the option to upload the information as a document can be found at the bottom of this page.
Roughly how many of your company’s in-country employees are in the following age ranges? Please detail answers as a percentage.







Roughly how many of your company’s in-country employees are the following genders: Please detail answers as a percentage.





Roughly how many of your company’s in-country employees are the following ethic origins? Please detail answers as a percentage.






Roughly how many of your in-country employees have attained the following as their highest level of education;







Employee Demographics

Interns, Trainees and Apprentices









The following section relates to D&I data, please answer as accurately as possible. For any question that does not relate to your organisations workforce please input '0'.

If your D&I data does not conform with this format or you cannot provide this data please get in contact directly via georgia.torres@wildscreen.org.uk to discuss alternative forms of submitting this information. Alternatively the option to upload the information as a document can be found at the bottom of this page.
Roughly how many of your company’s interns, trainees, apprentices and/or Kickstart Scheme beneficiaries are in the following age ranges? Please detail answers as a percentage.







Roughly how many of your company’s interns, trainees, apprentices and/or Kickstart Scheme beneficiaries are the following genders?





Roughly how many of your company’s interns, trainees, apprentices and/or Kickstart Scheme beneficiaries are of the following ethic origins?






Roughly how many of your interns, trainees, apprentices and/or Kickstart Scheme beneficiaries have attained the following as their highest level of education; Please detail answers as a percentage.








Section 5: UK Natural History Film and TV Industry Challenges and Motivations






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