We were pleased to host the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, at our London studio this week.

The Mayor recently announced his ‘Creative Academy Hub’ initiative, a new skills training program designed to support the Film, TV, Animation, VFX and Gaming sector. Alongside partners from Film London, Capital City College Group, London Higher and the Mayor of London Borough of Hackney, Mr. Kahn discussed the challenges around access with a group of learners within the program.

The ‘Creative Academy Hub’ will support people from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds, including Black and ethnic minorities, young people, people earning below the London living wage, people with disabilities, the over 50s, single parents, caregivers and the unemployed.

The Mayor also toured the studio with Nexus’ Co-Founder Charlotte Bavasso and chatted to some our talent about the exciting career opportunities available to those looking to join the creative workforce.

Here’s Mr. Khan digitally puppeteering an animated character with one of our Technical Artists, John O’Reilly. Using facial capture the Mayor’s movements were replicated onscreen in real time.

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