Diversity news


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Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Rungano Nyoni among Women in Film and TV UK 2018 winners


Juliet Stevenson receives Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Comment: 'Are we heading for the most diverse Oscars best picture line-up yet?'


The lessons from #OscarsSoWhite in 2016 seem to have been learned.

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UK stars call for diversity tax break for film and TV

2018-11-07T00:00:00+00:00By Max Goldbart Broadcast

80 signatories signed a letter which was delivered to Downing Street today.

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Mayor of London and industry heavyweights back film and TV jobs scheme


Working Title, Studiocanal, Film4, Sony Pictures, ITV and Pathe supporting Equal Access Network.

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David Heyman: Lack of diversity on film sets is "shocking, disappointing and depressing"


Heyman was speaking at the launch of the London Screen Academy.

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BFI Film Audience Network creates kit to help exhibitors support diverse audiences


The website and online toolkit aims to make cinemas more welcoming to audiences with various different needs.


San Sebastian confirms gender parity on its selection committee from 2019


The festival’s communications head Ruth Pérez de Anucita will join the committee in 2019.

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UK's Boudica Films unveils new projects on female-focused slate


The finance initiative for female-centric films was launched in 2016.

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Dignity Film Finance's Maggie Monteith on backing British talent

2018-09-10T10:50:00+01:00By Wendy Mitchell

Dignity invested in Carol Morley’s ‘Out Of Blue’, which has premiered at Toronto this month.

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TIFF: Geena Davis, Amma Asante speak at Share Her Journey rally


TIFF executive director Michele Maheux introduced a line-up of industry women to speak about gender equality

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TIFF: diversity in film criticism research reveals 30-to-1 divide


For the 300 top-grossing films from 2015-2017, white male critics are 31 times more likely to have a top review on Rotten Tomatoes than female critics

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Diversity and data can help save theatrical business, say experts


Diana Elbaum, Matthijs Wouter Knol and Franklin Leonard debated the future of cinema at Locarno’s StepIn event.

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Bafta confirms diversity requirements for 2019 British film awards


Entries for Outstanding British Film and Outstanding Debut must comply with BFI Diversity Standards.

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Women comprise just 35% of 'high-status employees' at markets


Study reveals under-representation of women at EFM, Cannes and the AFM.

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Is the film industry doing enough to engage female audiences?

2018-06-12T13:49:00+01:00By Mark Salisbury

A 2017 TGI survey showed women as 52% of the UK cinemagoing population.

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TV industry urged to toughen up on harassment

2018-06-12T09:16:00+01:00By Manori Ravindran Broadcast

Abusers should be ‘full-on disgraced’ and self-regulation is failing victims, panellists argue.

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Lack of change leads to 'deeply unattractive industry', says Doc/Fest diversity panel


Particpants in ‘Not Another Diversity Panel!’ discussed diversity

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Sydney Film Festival picks 10 female directors to watch in 2018

2018-06-05T10:26:00+01:00By Sarah Ward

Screen profiles the filmmakers selected for the Europe! Voices of Women in Film programme.

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Sydney Film Festival to highlight European women filmmakers


‘Europe! Voices Of Women In Film’ will show the work of 10 directors across different genres.


UK industry discuss next steps for Time's Up at Sundance London event


How can the UK industry further address its gender imbalance?