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January 25th, 2015 Bradley Quirk

Join us for Lunch on 5th Feb with Selma’s Development Exec – Bradley Quirk

In his various development roles, Bradley Quirk has worked across a diverse slate of UK films including: THE ARBOR, SHADOWDANCER, WELCOME TO THE PUNCH, BROKEN, BELLE, MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, PHILOMENA, PRIDE and SELMA. Do you have a drama idea that would make a feature film or TV drama and […]

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January 22nd, 2015 SONY DSC

In Conversation with Damian Jones Part 3

  Damian Jones is one of Britain’s leading film producers. He has worked across film productions and talent from the US and UK. This includes films such as Gridlock’d with Thandie Newton and Tupac Shakur, Kidulthood with Noel Clarke, The Iron Lady with Meryl Streep and Belle directed by Amma […]

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January 13th, 2015 channel4

Yesterday, Channel 4 launched its much-anticipated diversity initiative. Was it worth the wait?

    Channel 4’s Diversity Charter has been a long time coming – some six years to be precise. That was when Channel 4 chaired the Creative Diversity Network and launched a ‘Pledge’ encouraging indies to improve diversity on and off-screen. More than 200 indies signed up and broadcasters could […]

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January 13th, 2015 damian jones bafta

In conversation with Damian Jones – Part 2/4

    Damian Jones has forged a long career as one o the UK’s foremost film producers. His work includes The Iron Lady, Belle, Kidulthood, Adulthood, The History Boys and the forthcoming film Dads Army. We invited a group of film professionals to have lunch with Damian Jones at BAFTA […]

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January 13th, 2015 channel4

Channel 4 unveils £5m diversity blueprint

  Channel 4 is to plough £5m into 30 diversity initiatives to better represent UK society both on and off screen. The commercial broadcaster set out its blueprint for boosting diversity at Westminster event on Monday after chief executive David Abraham initially trailed the plans in August last year. High […]

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January 7th, 2015 kidulthood

Lunch with Damian Jones

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better … The TVCollective surpasses your expectations. On the 17th of December 2014, a small number of TVCollective members were invited to an intimate, round table discussion, with none other than, BAFTA and BLACK REEL award winner, film producer – Damian Jones. […]

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January 7th, 2015 SONY DSC

Christmas Lunch with Damian Jones

  The TV Collective’s stylish, festive lunch with Damian Jones, was a delightful treat. Hosted in one of BAFTA’s private rooms, twenty of us shared an intimate lunch with the BAFTA award winning film producer. It was a moment for us to gain some understanding of how to blend the […]

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January 7th, 2015 fries

Diversity with a side order of fries @Marcusryder

  A few years ago I was at a party when I overheard the following joke: Question: “What do you say to a black man with a job?” Answer: “Double cheeseburger and fries please”. The person telling the joke then noticed me (the only black person at the party) and […]

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January 7th, 2015 SONY DSC

In conversation with Film Producer Damian Jones part 1/4

  We recently invited a group of film professionals to join us for lunch with Damian Jones at BAFTA in Piccadilly London, and ask him questions about his work as an award winning Film Producer. With an impressive slate of films  such as Kidulthood, The History Boys,  and The Iron Lady, Damian is […]

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December 31st, 2014 experts

BBC Expert Voices is coming to Salford – Are you a professional who has the making of  a TV presenter?

        Do you want to share your expertise and knowledge by appearing on television and radio? Are you from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background? The BBC Academy is holding a series of free introductions to the world of broadcasting to help BAME men and women feel comfortable appearing […]

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December 31st, 2014 Selma-Movie

So what are we to make of 2014 and the films that most of us saw in the cinema? @buffenterprises

  On a personal note, it is still great to see people swarming to the big screen to get their fix. We all know what the alternatives are and how convenient other options are – but it’s not quite the same is it? Of those films that i saw – i’ve […]

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December 31st, 2014 ed vaizey

2014: THE YEAR IN REVIEW AND HOPES FOR 2015 @JeffBannis

One thing we will be able to say about 2014 in hindsight is; it was the year it all started. Diversity in broadcasting has been a growing problem for years. The falling number of minority workers and the absence of our creative voice have to be reversed. And for the […]

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December 31st, 2014 lenny henry

REVIEW OF THE YEAR by Rex Obano

  Some would say that 2014 would be remembered for what came at us from across the pond.  The protesters staring down the danger with hands raised in Ferguson served as a stark reminder that in real world nothing has changed at all in the last thirty years. This year […]

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December 16th, 2014 Sharon-White-006

Sharon White appointed as chief executive of Ofcom

  Senior Treasury official will become first black woman to lead media industry regulator when she replaces Ed Richards in March Ofcom has appointed Sharon White, a senior Treasury official overseeing the UK’s spending cuts, as its new chief executive. The appointment of White, who will become the first black woman […]

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December 1st, 2014 blah blah blah

DIVERSITY TALK IS CHEAP @Marcusryder

  The last year has been a rollercoaster of a ride when it comes to the issue of diversity. Everybody from heads of Britain’s largest broadcasting organisations to government ministers have been publically declaring their commitment to diversity. Frankly, I’ve never seen so many people saying they are committed to […]

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November 26th, 2014 Trevor McDonald  The Mafia with Trevor McDonald  ITV  Plum Pictures

An evening with The Mafia and Trevor McDonald

A preview of the first episode of the new ITV series which sees Trevor McDonald embark on an eye-opening journey inside the secretive world of the American Mafia.  Across two parts, Trevor gains access to people who have experienced first-hand, the money, glamour and violence of the United States’ most […]

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November 26th, 2014 uktv-luther-s03e01-7

 Idris Elba to make Luther return in 2015 

Idris Elba will return for an all – new Luther in 2015. BBC Drama Production and BBC America have confirmed that the series will be back for two 60-minute episodes. Production is scheduled to begin in London in March, with an air date planned for later in 2015. The  announcement comes […]

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November 26th, 2014 noel clarke channel 4 news

Noel Clarke talks diversity in television & film on Channel 4 news

  In case you missed it Noel Clarke talks diversity on Channel 4 news. British actor, screenwriter and director Noel Clarke tells Krishnan Guru-Murthy that he believes “things are moving forward” in the industry and that there were more opportunities for black actors. 

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November 24th, 2014 Ed-Vaizey

How the Equality Act is actually thwarting equality in broadcasting

The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky all have plans to increase employment of minorities on screen and behind the scenes. So what is culture minister Ed Vaizey going to do to help them? Ed Vaizey, the sunny culture minister, has rarified status in government. He is not often seen […]

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