LATEST DIVERSIFY NEWS
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.