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July 28th, 2014 immigrant street

In the news: TVC WEEKLY ROUND UP @RUNAWAY_SLAVE

  ‘Immigration Street’ residents demand producers ‘go away’ Love Productions, the production company behind Channel 4’s controversial ratings hit Benefits Street, is having increasing problems in bringing its next show to fruition.   Immigrant Street is set to air in 2015 but residents are anxious about being  portrayed in a […]

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July 24th, 2014 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/tv-radio/ive-been-sat-at-home-watching-tv-for-weeks-new-bbc-director-general-tony-hall-takes-helm-8556283.html

THE BIGGEST NEWS IN TV DIVERSITY EVER? POSSIBLY @marcusryder

While everyone was paying attention to Lenny Henry and his latest comments on TV diversity another announcement was made that might have far greater consequences on black, Asian and ethnic minorities working in television. Last week the Director General of the BBC – Tony Hall – sent shock waves through […]

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July 21st, 2014 David Abraham c4

In the news: TVC Weekly Round up @runaway_slave

  Creative industries fund 300 BAME interns 300 Black and Asian minority ethnic (BAME) youngsters will hopefully secure internships in the creative industries after the government pledged £4m to boost diversity. The investment from the Department for Business Innovation & Skills and the Department of Education formed part of a […]

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July 15th, 2014 ricky whittle

News Round up: Slim door of entry at the BBC, Immigration Street, Netflix’s dream job, Not so rosy the other side of the pond @_Runawayslave

 A very slim door of entry at the BBC   A Freedom of Information Act request, has laid bare the difficulties faced by Black, Asian and minority ethnic people in securing work at the BBC.  The data, released by the corporation revealed that just 2.4% of 88,505 BBC applicants from […]

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July 14th, 2014 White-Main

ITV to introduce US-style ‘quotas’ system to increase the number of ethnic minority actors

  The channel’s director of Drama Steve November has even branded the all-white casts of some of his most popular shows “frankly dull” ITV bosses are to announce dramatic new plans to increase the number of black, Asian and ethnic minority actors on the channel’s drama shows. They are ready to […]

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July 11th, 2014 Lenny-Henry-001

I am fed up of waiting @ITISLENNYHENRY

Last week I went to an Ed Vaizey round table debate at BAFTA. There were people there from the major broadcasters, people from the Creative Diversity Network, a Baroness or two and even the Secretary of State of Culture, Media and Sport – Sajid Javid. It was easily the hottest […]

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July 8th, 2014 9e20fb2c-592f-43e6-87b2-511b90b77af7

Britain’s Youngest Carers On tonight 11pm on Channel 4 @MaroonProds

 Maroon Productions latest film, Britain’s Youngest Carers airs this Wednesday, 9th July at 11pm on Channel 4. Fronted by Oritsé Williams, founding member of boyband JLS, Britain’s Youngest Carers sees Williams meet young carers from across the UK who take care of their sick or disabled parents on a daily basis, as well as […]

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July 7th, 2014 lenny henry bafta

LENNY HENRY: THE BEST OF ALL SOLUTIONS

  LENNY HENRY SPEECH AT ED VAIZEY ROUND TABLE 7th JULY 2014 First of all can I just say how amazing it is to see so many powerful people in broadcasting gathered in one  room. This weekend I have had all sorts of people asking me how I can get them […]

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July 7th, 2014 bfi

What a result! @BFI announces #diversity quotas, on and off screen

  BFI-backed productions must comply with new ‘three ticks’ rule from September. UK film productions that receive money from the BFI Film Fund must adhere to new diversity quotas from September, the BFI has announced today. The BFI’s new three ticks assessment – designed to improve diversity of ethnicity, disability, […]

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July 6th, 2014 jobs

Digital Creative – Digital Content Innovation

Job Introduction Ingenuity. Creativity. Passion. If you can bring all three, along with a true understanding of all things next generation digital, you’ll be key to helping the BBC break new ground and become the most creative organisation in the world. The world is changing, audiences are changing and the […]

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July 6th, 2014 jobs

Creative Lead – Digital Content Innovation

Are you someone with a passion for all things next generation digital? Someone who lives and breathes digital media and understands the true extent of its power? Start a department from scratch with the BBC, and help us to become the most creative organisation in the world. The world is […]

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What’s wrong with the BBC and Diversity? by Avril Russell @frontierwoman

Avril Russell was a busy tv scriptwriter on series like The Bill who happened to be black. Then she wrote two series of Babyfather. After that Avril was seen as a “black screenwriter” and work offers dried up for more than a decade. Two weeks ago the House of Commons […]

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July 6th, 2014 Meera-Syal

TVC Weekly news Round up for week beginning  July 7th

Get familiar with Act for Change The campaign for greater diversity in TV continues to gather momentum.  After friends of the TVC, Marcus Ryder, Pat Young and Lenny Henry took their proposal to the Commons Culture, Media and Sport select committee two weeks ago, last week Monday the Act For Change project […]

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July 2nd, 2014 jobs

Creative Lead – Digital Content Innovation #mediajob

ob Introduction Are you someone with a passion for all things next generation digital? Someone who lives and breathes digital media and understands the true extent of its power? Start a department from scratch with the BBC, and help us to become the most creative organisation in the world. The […]

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July 2nd, 2014 jobs

Digital Creative – Digital Content Innovation #mediajobs

Job Introduction Ingenuity. Creativity. Passion. If you can bring all three, along with a true understanding of all things next generation digital, you’ll be key to helping the BBC break new ground and become the most creative organisation in the world. The world is changing, audiences are changing and the […]

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July 2nd, 2014 bbc diversity poodcast

In conversation with Bob Clarke from Mama Youth and Aaqil Ahmed, BBC commissioner and head of the BBC’s Black and Asian forum. @BBCAcademy

I recently had the privilege of being involved in a BBC Academy Podcast discussing the issue of diversity. According to a Broadcast and Creative Skillset survey on the media industry conducted in November 2013, Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups only represented 5.4% of the workforce. In this podcast Bob Clarke, Simone Pennant […]

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July 1st, 2014 TheTVCollective_Logo_Red

A week in the Life of The TV Collective 

Monday It’s 6:30am and I am putting the finishing touches to the TV Collective’s fortnightly newsletter that goes out to our 60,000 members. This afternoon I have a meeting with Ravensbourne – a state-of-the-art college based in the Greenwich Digital Peninsula. We have already worked together on a series of […]

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July 1st, 2014 bbc logo

Researcher (Broadcast Journalist), Inside Out – South West

LOCATION: Plymouth CONTRACT: Fixed term contract / Attachment (6 months) GRADE: 57D Job Introduction Inside Out South West is an award-winning regional current affairs programme broadcast on BBC1 at 7.30pm. We have a strong reputation for investigations, and highly-crafted short documentary films. The Weekly Programmes department, based in Plymouth will deliver another run of 9 […]

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July 1st, 2014 bbc logo

Broadcast Journalist, BBC Radio Oxford

LOCATION: Oxford CONTRACT: Continuing GRADE: 57D Job Introduction BBC Radio Oxford is looking for an outstanding broadcast journalist to join our award winning team.  In the last 12 months, BBC Radio Oxford has won three Gold awards for excellence in BBC Local Radio including our news and sport coverage. The station was […]

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