LATEST DIVERSIFY NEWS
The UK industry has something to celebrate about women in film - at least compared to more dismal stats in the US.
The German government has issued a clear call for guarantees of diversity in the areas of culture and media in the ongoing TTIP free trade negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the US.
At the rate of recent growth, it will take 700 years for women’s representation in the media to reach gender equality. That’s not good enough for Geena Davis, the Oscar-winning American actress and founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.
Feminist protesters jumped the barriers at the premiere of Suffragette.
Training scheme to help women in film exhibition take the step up into senior management.
Actress Ellen Page wants to show more diverse stories on screen as she builds up the producing side of her career,
A Warner Bros. executive has called for more scripts written by women writers to help correct the film industry’s gender imbalance.
Veteran director asked about diversity at a press conference for The Martian.
Anjani Patel will replace outgoing head of diversity Joyce Adeluwoye-Adams.
At the programme launch for the 59th BFI London Film Festival, festival director Clare Stewart [pictured] and BFI CEO Amanda Nevill highlighted the need to address the lack of women directors in the film industry.
Conference on gender equality to be held at Sarajevo Film Festival’s Regional forum
New initiative Raising Films launches crowdfunding campaign in a bid to hire a project manager.
DCMS report highlights BAME gains but gender imbalance in industries.
Well-received race and identity comedy Dear White People marks the first acquisition for The New Black Film Collective but the film faces significant challenges in the UK.
The British Council is launching a new UK-Nigeria screenwriting partnership programme at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) titled Script Junction.
New programming head secured films by female filmmakers for close to 50% of the line-up.
Isabella Rossellini to discuss on and off camera sexism in cinema at Cannes’ Women in Motion event; other female-focused Cannes events include #SeeHerNow twitter campaign.
Scheme offers first roles for black, Asian and minority ethnic talent
Creative Access has proposed a new diversity mentoring scheme for the UK film industry.
Birds Eye View is planning the second year of its training scheme Filmonomics to launch in January 2015.
David Proud, who has broken ground as a disabled actor playing a wheelchair-using character on EastEnders, is now set for another first by playing an able-bodied character in psychological thriller iWitness.
The fifth Underwire Festival, which showcases shorts made by female filmmakers, will run Nov 11-15 at The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick, London.