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Category: Diversity

 
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17 November 2017

DGA Reports Record Year for Hiring of Women and Ethnic Minority Directors on Episodic TV

Ethnic and gender diversity among episodic television directors in the US continued to increase over the past season, according to the latest Directors Guild of America report. The percentage of episodes directed by ethnic minorities rose by 3% to a record 22% of all episodes, while the percentage directed by women went up 4% to […]

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20 August 2017

Add your name to online petition calling for parental pay equality for self-employed

Earlier this year, we highlighted the Campaign for Parental Pay Equality, which is calling for shared parental pay for the self-employed, something which could have a significant impact for those working in the film and TV industries as many are self-employed. The Campaign has now launched an online petition and we are encouraging WFTV members […]

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22 May 2017

WFTV (UK) brings together international voices at Making a Difference conference

WFTV, in association with the BFI, hosted more than 30 representatives of the international chapters of Women in Film at BFI Southbank, London last week. Part of the event was a one day conference – Making a Difference – which looked at best practice in gender equality initiatives in film and TV around the world. […]

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06 April 2017

WFTV members selected for Modern Tales

We were delighted to see a number of WFTV members selected for the inaugural edition of Modern Tales, a five month story and professional development initiative created by Bushfire Digital and Script Cube for emerging BAME, female and disabled filmmakers. The programme supports writers, directors and producers in the development of long form dramatic fiction […]

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06 April 2017

Jennifer Smith appointed BFI Head of Diversity

The BFI has announced the appointment of Jennifer Smith as its new Head of Diversity. She will be responsible for leading on diversity and inclusion across all BFI activity including the roll out of the Diversity Standards, building and implementing new partnerships and programmes, and working with government and the screen industries to improve diversity. […]

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02 February 2017

Creative Scotland Publishes First Comprehensive EDI Review

The first comprehensive Review of Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion within Scotland’s Screen Sector has been published by Creative Scotland. Equality Matters: A Review of Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion in Scotland’s Screen Sector draws on evidence gathered from individuals and organisations working in film and TV in Scotland set against a backdrop of national and international […]

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