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Geena Davis Symposium

Geena Davis Symposium: UK stats healthier than US

The UK industry has something to celebrate about women in film - at least compared to more dismal stats in the US.

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Germany calls for cultural diversity guarantee in TTIP talks

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.

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Geena Davis: Gender parity on screen can be changed overnight

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.

Protesters on red carpet at BFI London Film Festival

Protests and Chantal Akerman tribute kick off BFI London Film Festival

Feminist protesters jumped the barriers at the premiere of Suffragette.


ICO launches women in cinema scheme

Training scheme to help women in film exhibition take the step up into senior management.

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Zurich: Ellen Page calls for more diverse stories

Actress Ellen Page wants to show more diverse stories on screen as she builds up the producing side of her career,

Persistence key for female film-makers

A Warner Bros. executive has called for more scripts written by women writers to help correct the film industry’s gender imbalance.

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Toronto: Ridley Scott questioned over diversity

Veteran director asked about diversity at a press conference for The Martian.

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Pact appoints Anjani Patel head of diversity

Anjani Patel will replace outgoing head of diversity Joyce Adeluwoye-Adams.

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BFI, LFF chiefs slam industry's "pathetic progress" with female directors

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.

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Sarajevo Regional Forum to tackle gender equality

Conference on gender equality to be held at Sarajevo Film Festival’s Regional forum

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Campaign launched to support parents in film industry

New initiative Raising Films launches crowdfunding campaign in a bid to hire a project manager.


UK creative industries see employment growth

DCMS report highlights BAME gains but gender imbalance in industries.

Dear White People

'Dear White People': will the UK listen to race comedy?

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.

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British Council launches UK-Nigeria screenwriting programme

The British Council is launching a new UK-Nigeria screenwriting partnership programme at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) titled Script Junction.

Claire Aguilar

Aguilar talks female focus at Doc/Fest

New programming head secured films by female filmmakers for close to 50% of the line-up.

Isabella Rossellini

Cannes: Isabella Rossellini to discuss sexism

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.

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Animation training scheme aims to boost diversity

Scheme offers first roles for black, Asian and minority ethnic talent

Creative Access

Creative Access proposes paid BAME intern scheme

Creative Access has proposed a new diversity mentoring scheme for the UK film industry.

Mia Bays

Bays to lead Birds Eye View's second Filmonomics

Birds Eye View is planning the second year of its training scheme Filmonomics to launch in January 2015.

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David Proud stars in thriller iWitness

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.

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Screen partners on Underwire festival award

The fifth Underwire Festival, which showcases shorts made by female filmmakers, will run Nov 11-15 at The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick, London.