Ingenious has been a supporter of the National Film and Television School (NFTS) since 2009.
Patrick McKenna, founder of Ingenious, is Chairman of the NFTS and Neil Forster, our CEO, sits on the Board of Governors and Audit Committee.
We sponsor the UK’s first practitioner-based course in how to develop executive producer skills and run a business in the audiovisual and publishing sectors. The Creative Business for Entrepreneurs and Executives (CBEE) began in January 2013 and is based on a three part thematic structure: the landscape of media economics, business skills and entrepreneurship. Former film journalist and executive producer, Chris Auty, leads the course. All of the teaching is undertaken by visiting producers, investors, entrepreneurs, business economists, lawyers and accountants. We also sponsor the School’s annual gala.