Please see a link to The Sunday Times article that featured an interview with Andra, Mark’s wife last week.
“The widow of a cameraman who died during a stunt on the set of a BBC TV series has told how she had warned the industry of further “inevitable” tragedies years before the fatal shooting in America by Alec Baldwin.
Andra Levinson Milsome, who lives in Scotland, said “haunting images” returned after she heard that the actor had accidentally shot dead the Ukrainian cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, with a prop gun loaded with live ammunition on the set in New Mexico of Rust, a low-budget independent film.”
The results from the Mark Milsome Foundation, industry wide, Health and Safety survey are published today. With 2,000 surveys and a further 3,000 comments and concerns relating to Health and Safety in the modern Film and Television industry these results help understand the views of crew and production at a time when the spotlight is rightly on Health and Safety once again. Crucially 75% of respondent said they would welcome a Foundation, online Health and Safety course and would voluntarily take it, rising to 93% agreeing to take the course if it was recognised within the industry.
Here is a link directly to the summarised results:
We wanted to share this important article with you from Deadline discussing the risks that Cinematographers take whilst doing their job. Mark’s death is marked in 2017.
We are delighted to announce our two newest Trainees for the Foot in the Door programme, Denson Jayson (University of Falmouth) and Scott Nolan (Northern Film School). Considering the difficulties the students all faced during their final year with the limitations and restrictions necessitated by Covid-19, the standard of entries was all the more impressive. Congratulations to Denson and Scott and we hope they enjoy as much success as our trainees from previous years. As always, if you are interested in the availability of any of our trainees, please head over to our Education and MMF Trainee Availability page.
We wanted to say a big thank you to the anonymous donor who sponsored Alice’s Netball Team with MMF Hoodies. They look great!
We appreciate your support and kindness.
To strive for the public benefit, to advance education by carrying out activities including (but not limited to) the:
1. awarding of maintenance allowances, grants and scholarships; and
2. delivery of training and mentorship, to improve awareness and education in relation to topics including (but not limited to) health and safety or any other subject related to the film and television industry, including working in the industry and supporting positive working practices within it.
The Mark Milsome Memorial Cup was back with a bang in May 2021! The match was organised by the team behind the Mark Milsome Foundation Cup (founder Andy Woodcock). With the help of industry sponsors he secured Selhurst Park, the home of his lifelong club Crystal Palace for a date that was close to Mark Milsome’s birthday, 23rd May, and they set about creating an event that honoured Mark in his ability to unite friends from across all departments and productions in the industry. Mark was not a sportsman, he did like to watch odd game of football, but was not an avid fan, however on May 29th, we brought together many colleagues, friends and family for a much needed day out, and an occasion that Mark would have relished.
The teams were from the crews of the new Indiana Jones film and Essex (production working title, Netflix series) Forming a squad from one production brings together players with very different experience levels, and this and allowing mixed sex teams brought a high level of inclusivity and set a friendly tone to the day, on the pitch and off.
The event was a great occasion with a final score of Indiana Jones 6 – Essex 3. All the proceeds made from the event went to the Mark Milsome Foundation.
Thanks to Richard Jones who shared our Lessons Learned letter on the Safety for Sarah Facebook page.