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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 research and policy. The Review highlights evidence of the numerous and complex barriers to access, progression and representation both on and off-screen which exist at many levels in Scotland’s Screen Sector including economic limitations, geography and gender. The Review also incorporates a series of recommendations for positive and collaborative action to support a more inclusive and representative Screen Sector in Scotland.

One of the main conclusions to emerge is that for change to be significant and long lasting, there needs to be a commitment to EDI across everything the sector does: from the tracking and monitoring of EDI data to the provision of educational programmes, the accessibility and visibility of entry points for new and emerging talent, career progression for practitioners, on-screen representation and better ways to connect with and reflect the diversity of audiences.

Find our more and read the report in full here.rosiecrerar

WFTV events coordinator for Scotland, Rosie Crerar (pictured right) has written a blog post about the Report and its findings. Have a read here.