LATEST DIVERSIFY NEWS
Critics have hailed a decision by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to block a religious liberty bill that they claimed would have discriminated against the LGBT community.
A damning study released on Monday by the University Of Southern California has added fuel to the fire in the ongoing diversity furore, highlighting a paucity of opportunity for females, non-white ethnic groups and members of the LGBT community.
EXCLUSIVE: EWA’s report find “significant under-representation” of women directors in film industry.
Goteborg Film Festival’s Nostradamus Project report predicts that audiences will rebel against content that doesn’t reflect diversity.
In a unanimous vote, the Academy’s board of governors have approved what it called “substantive changes” designed to make the Academy’s membership, its governing bodies and voters “significantly more diverse”.
Idris Elba has argued that UK television is in need of a “Magna Carta moment” on diversity and is still failing to reflect modern Britain.
Referring to the all-white roster of this year’s Oscar acting nominees, Cheryl Boone Isaacs said she was “heartbroken and frustrated”.
Toymaker vows to add lead character token following accusations of sexism.
Best Female Director Prize to be worth $33,000.
Director of The Force Awakens reveals the thinking behind writing strong female roles.
Female directors, writers and stars are hugely under-represented in the UK top 100.
Identity Agency Group CEO Femi Oguns talks diversity challenges ahead of Screen Film Summit appearance.
The Falling director spoke at This Way Up conference in Manchester.
Studio, director apologise over lack of diversity in Gods Of Egypt cast.
Traineeships in film exhibition, distribution and international sales led to employment for more than 50% of participants.
This year’s Screen Awards Exhibition Achievement Award winner also called for more women in top jobs.
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.