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August 27th, 2014 bbc logo

Do you have the potential to be a BBC Expert? Got your application in yet?

  As you probably heard by now the BBC is organising a series of free talent days. These are introductions to the world of broadcasting and targeted at professionals from *BAME backgrounds. In a similar format to last year’s highly commended Expert Women Days, which were an unprecedented success with many […]

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August 18th, 2014 bbc logo


DO YOU KNOW AN EXPERT WHO WOULD BE FANTASTIC ON TV? The TV Collective are working with The BBC, to recruit for several BAME Talent Days across the UK, to help the BBC attract experts & future presenters from diverse  range of backgrounds. Please email me at catherine@thetvcollective.org to express interest For more info […]

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August 18th, 2014 ed tv fest

Do you want to attend this year’s Edinburgh TV festival?

We have received last minute funding from Skillset to take a group of delegates to attend this year’s Edinburgh TV Festival and join our Buddy programme. Edinburgh is undoubtedly the seminal event of the TV calendar. With its selection of high profiled masterclasses, debates and keynotes speeches.  It is the ultimate masterclass for anyone aspiring for a career […]

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August 5th, 2014 image

Career Breakfast: Gearing up for the Production season.

Are you a freelancers who is dreading the up and coming production season? Has your phone has stopped ringing? Does your CV really sell your skills effectively? Have you had a number of meet and greets but never get offered a job? Or maybe you’re trying to figure out your […]

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August 5th, 2014 KUDOS LOGO

Coffee With Kudos: #TalentMeetandGreet 12th August.

Do you rate yourself as a talented drama producer, director, script editor, creative production HOD, or production manager? Are you looking for work behind the camera on drama production? Want to  hear about what opportunities might be coming up at one of the UK’s largest drama production companies, and meet […]

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August 5th, 2014 KSI

In the News: TVC Weekly news Round up @runaway_slave

  The thread running through all our stories this week is the boom in popularity of YouTube channels contrasting with the struggling traditional stations.  Those channels that want to stay alive (from ITV2 to Comedy Central, to London Live) need a piece of that YouTube action. YouTube star Dapper Laughs […]

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August 1st, 2014 asian spiderman

Super Heroes Can’t Rescue TV Diversity @marcusryder

    A few days ago Marvel comics announced that Captain America would become an African American. They also announced that Thor the Norse god of thunder (another super-hero) would become a woman. Cue receiving a flurry of emails and texts that this was a great day for diversity: Today […]

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July 28th, 2014 immigrant street


  ‘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


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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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 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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