Elstree Screen Arts Academy

Elstree Screen Arts Academy is a very different kind of school and Sixth Form college for young people aged 14 to 19 years old.

They specialise in behind-the-scenes Media Production, Performing Arts and the Entertainments industry. At ESA, you can study core subjects like English and Maths whilst being trained in creative technical skills that prepare you to join the next generation of Multimedia, Production and Performance artists.

They work closely with Elstree Studios (Film and TV productions included: Paddington, The King’s Speech, Strictly Come Dancing, Big Brother, Britain’s got Talent, The Crown) to give students professional experiences within our specialist area.


BBC Studioworks

BBC Studioworks is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC providing world-class studios and post production services to all the major TV production companies. By equipping them with the right technology and engaging the most dedicated and talented people in the industry, we bring their ideas to life.

Located across two sites in Elstree and at Television Centre in White City, our London facilities are home to some of the nation’s most watched and loved television shows. Broadcasting across the BBC, ITV, Sky, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Nexflix (to name a few), our credits include:

  • The Graham Norton Show, Pointless, Strictly Come Dancing and EastEnders for the BBC
  • Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, This Morning, Loose Women, The Jonathan Ross Show and The Chase for ITV
  • The Last Leg and Sunday Brunch for Channel 4
  • A League of Their Own and The Russell Howard Hour for Sky
  • Celebrity Juice and Don’t Hate the Playaz for ITV2
  • The Crown and Crazy Delicious for Netflix


At Elstree Studios, we operate Stages 8 and 9, and George Lucas Stage 2.


Creative England

Creative England uncovers, connects and backs the best original storytellers; driving diversity, collaboration and growth in the creative screen industries.

Their vision is for England’s creative people and businesses to be the most innovative and successful in the world. They create opportunities for new voices, products and services to emerge, helping to build inclusive, sustainable creative communities.

They showcase new and emerging talent, invest in businesses, connect them to new markets and help them to create jobs. They invest in talented people and their creative ideas, nurturing our richly diverse games, TV, film and digital media industries. From direct investment and loans to business mentoring; Creative England champion the best ideas of talented people and their businesses.


British Film Commission

The British Film Commission (BFC) is the UK Government’s national organisation responsible for maximising and supporting the production of major feature film and television in the UK. The BFC also leads on strengthening and promoting the UK’s film and television infrastructure and on liaising between the Government and the film and television industry on policy issues that impact production.

With offices in the UK and the US, the BFC provides free tailored production support at the highest level, from the earliest stages of development through to post-production, including guidance on the UK’s creative tax reliefs and assistance with sourcing key crew, talent, facilities and locations.


British Film Institute

BFI Southbank

The BFI is a cultural charity, a National Lottery distributor, and the UK’s lead organisation for film and the moving image.

Its mission is:

  • To support creativity and actively seek out the next generation of UK storytellers
  • To grow and care for the BFI National Archive, the world’s largest film and television archive
  • To offer the widest range of UK and international moving image culture through its programmes and festivals – delivered online and in venue
  • To use its knowledge to educate and deepen public appreciation and understanding
  • To work with Government and industry to ensure the continued growth of the UK’s screen industries


Founded in 1933, the BFI is a registered charity governed by Royal Charter. The BFI Board of Governors is chaired by Tim Richards.