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Aiming to support young people develop next-generation content industry careers, The David Lyle Foundation has begun operation.

David Lyle 7April2019Launched in memory of the television industry veteran who had been a mentor to many in the industry globally during his 40-year career, the not-for-profit foundation says it will provide guidance and opportunity to individuals who show ‘extraordinary’ talent, integrity and drive to work in the entertainment business.

Each year the partners will provide guidance, mentoring, financial support and access to their combined resources to two young recipients, who will each receive a scholarship that provides an annual program to connect them with the global business. The two successful candidates will be chosen by The David Lyle Foundation’s board of advisors from submissions made by industry outlets, television schools and training organisations worldwide. Successful nominees will be mentored during the year by key executives on the board.

Founding partners include Broadcast, C21Media, EMC, FRAPA, NATPE, NPact, Pact, Realscreen, Reed Midem and TBI. Further partners will be announced.

Applications will open for the 2019 David Lyle Foundation Scholarship between June-August and will be assessed during September-October, with the scholarships granted in November for the first full programme to run between January-December 2020. Submissions will be made through a website www.davidlylefoundation.org which will also provide information and resources.