LATEST DIVERSIFY NEWS
New BFI research reaffirms alarming diversity trends.
Screen Australia has committed AU$3m ($2.3m) towards fast-tracking 58 projects by female filmmakers, as part of a broader gender equality initiative.
A mentorship programme and paid internships are being introduced in a bid to help boost the number of female directors in the industry.
A new UK survey proves what many people already know anecdotally, that it’s a challenge being a parent and working in the film and TV industries.
Media misrepresentation of Muslims, and fear of reproach from within their communities, are hindering depictions of the less “extreme” and pluralist aspects of Islam, according to leading filmmakers.
MEDIA SUMMIT: Rebecca O’Brien, producer of Cannes winner I, Daniel Blake, also criticized nepotism in the film industry.
Boudica is headed by co-financiers of seven films including The Falling and Iona.
The BFI has said it expects to allocate 50% of its funding to women directors by 2020 - and is considering covering childcare costs for some writers and directors.
Database curated by Swedish Film Institute, which currently includes 700 film-makers, will expand globally.
AHRC-funded report also finds that only 1.5% of key personnel on UK film productions in 2015 were BAME women.
Screen spoke to festival heads and industry about why women directors remain painfully sparse in the main strands at major festivals.
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.