LATEST DIVERSIFY NEWS
Less than 9% of admissions for European films went to features by female directors, according to a new report.
Young Swiss filmmakers are calling for greater diversity in Swiss fiction production and the introduction of a new funding instrument to support up-and-coming directors.
Around 900 professionals from a range of diverse backgrounds will receive training bursaries of up to £1,600 under Creative Skillset’s Diversity Fund.
Saving Mr Banks producer Alison Owen has claimed that diversity in UK drama is being hampered by the increasingly international nature of the genre.
Tony Hall has set out his blueprint for boosting diversity at the BBC, including creating a £2.1m commissioning fund to help ensure the corporation “represents every family and community in the UK”.
Letter from the Prince of Wales read at NTFS Gala event.
Annual event to be held on June 18 on the topic of Great British Film, Television and Games Event - Striving for Diversity Nirvana.
First film from the slate will be romantic drama Immoral Dilemma.
The TV Collective founder Simone Pennant has questioned the validity of the licence fee at a Creative Week panel on the lack of diversity in the film and TV industries.
New European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) study reveals just 16.1% of films released in Europe over the last ten years were by women.
Creative development programme aimed at Black, Asian and minority ethnic artists and film-makers returns for fourth year.Traitor
Directors UK (DUK) is challenging broadcasters and producers to ensure that 30% of all shows are directed by women by 2017, after a major study found significant inequality in key genres, from crime drama to panel shows.
First official study on female employment in the French film industry reveals growth in women directors, gender pay chasm.
Birds Eye View (BEV) and the British Council have renewed and expanded their partnership on an International Delegates programme in April 2014.
Organisations launch return-to-work training initiative for female TV directors.
Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong’o take prizes at awards celebrating diversity.
Hong Khaou’s drama, starring Ben Whishaw, to open the BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2014.
UK festival to give special award to the best short film that passes the gender bias test.
Birds Eye View its launching its new training programme Filmonomics at this year’s LOCO London Comedy Film Festival on Jan 26.
Posthumous award announced as nominations revealed for the 9th Screen Nation Film & Television Awards.
Fewer women employed in film production than in 1998.
Ed Vaizey, minister for UK Culture, Communications and Creative Industries is calling on senior figures in TV, film and arts to explain the lack of diversity in their industries at a ministerial roundtable next week.
The UK commercial film industry is painfully bereft of black, asian and ethnic minority executives. Why?
12 Years a Slave director says British executives need to be held accountable for lack of diversity.
Six-week course is part of BFI Film Academy.
Creative Skillset executive director Kate O’Connor has vowed the organisation will help to improve diversity across the creative industries following Broadcast and Screen International’s Diversify event last week.
Historian Dr Bettany Hughes battled “extraordinary prejudice” when she first tried to enter the TV industry and believes there has to be “radical revolution” for women to achieve equality.
Television and film stars including Lenny Henry and Kwame Kwei-Armah have called for broadcasters to implement quotas to increase racial diversity on UK screens.
BFI Film Fund director Ben Roberts said at today’s Diversify conference that in the future the BFI might introduce diversity obligations for producers to receive their full amount of Lottery funding.
At Screen International and Broadcast’s Diversify conference today, Aaqil Ahmed, commissioning editor for religion at the BBC, has said the UK film and TV industries should be “ashamed” of the decline in BAME representation in the creative media industries.
Experts at Screen International and Broadcast’s Diversify conference suggested a number of concrete ideas of how the UK film and TV industries can move forward.
The question of quotas for diversified talent in the UK film industry was a hot topic at Screen International and Broadcast’s Diversify conference today; experts’ views were decidedly mixed.
Baroness Oona King to chair event at BAFTA, speakers include Danny Cohen, Ben Roberts, Bettany Hughes, Lenny Henry, Pat Younge, Damian Jones.