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October 29th, 2014 2fc1cd1

TV Collective Spotlight Narinder Minhas : Executive Producer

  What is your current role and what did you use to do before?   I’m a freelance executive producer and I’m currently working at Ten Alps. Trained by the BBC, I’ve worked across a range of genres over the years, including documentary, specialist factual, drama and factual entertainment. I’ve […]

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October 29th, 2014 jada

Marvel gets Diversity Right!

DC has (4) shows coming on TV this season in addition to ARROW and, if you haven’t noticed, DC is doing diversity right! I’m the Queen Bee of GOTHAM, child! Jada Pinkett-Smith as Fish Mooney on GOTHAM is the casting coup on this show: she jumps off of the screen every time […]

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October 29th, 2014 ds141002_tv

TV Networks Featuring More Characters With Disabilities

The number of characters with disabilities appearing on broadcast television is on the rise, according to a new analysis. Eleven characters with disabilities are expected to be featured regularly on scripted prime-time programs on ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox and NBC this season, up from eight last year. The findings […]

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October 24th, 2014 Amazon-Fire-TV-Homescreen-002

Inside Television: There’s no stereotyping in ShondaLand – the production company headed up by showrunner du jour Shonda Rhimes

Ever been to ShondaLand? If you’ve ever seen Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal or Universal’s new How to Get Away with Murder, consider that passport stamped. All three series were created by the production company headed up by showrunner du jour Shonda Rhimes – and she isn’t the only female writer-producer having […]

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October 22nd, 2014 nfts

TVC DISCOUNT! :NFTS Where do ideas come from??

TVC members have an exclusive discount for the next NFTS Where do ideas come from? TV Collective members get a 20% discount –To redeem the vacancy simply let NFTS  know when you complete the booking form online that you TV Collective member in order to access the discount. More course info […]

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October 22nd, 2014 eastenders

#TVCMasterclass Exclusive: Join the live audience with one of the UK’s leading Drama Producers – Barbara Emile

Working in partnership with Ravensbourne and supported by Creative Skillset we present a #TVCMasterclass Exclusive: In Conversation with – Barbara Emile Barbara is currently the Executive Producer for Douglas Road Productions working with Lenny Henry to promote BAME talent in the UK television industry. Barbara is currently developing a slate of […]

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October 22nd, 2014 ALEX SUGAR

Why has there never been a disabled candidate in The Apprentice?

Why has there never been a disabled candidate in The Apprentice?   The Apprentice is back on television screens for its 10th series but there has never been a visibly disabled person in the programme. Why? Over the years The Apprentice has ensured an incredibly diverse group of candidates. There’s […]

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October 22nd, 2014 Paralympics

Women, old, and disabled still under-represented on TV, says diversity study

TV younger and more male than population, claims Creative Diversity Network, which also highlights lack of ethnic minorities Channel 4 was home to the Paralympics but came bottom of the disabled category. Photograph: Charles Fearn Women and older people are still starkly under-represented on televisionaccording to a report which revealed that […]

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October 22nd, 2014 Sir Ian McKellen

Where have all the working-class actors gone?

Funding cuts, a bourgeois industry, and a glut of middle- and upper-class parts might explain why it’s harder than ever for the non-wealthy to make a career in the theatre ‘With seasoned industry professionals such as Ian McKellen voicing concern, it is fanciful to suggest the problem is merely imagined.’ […]

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October 17th, 2014 David Oyelowo

Ouch! ‘The UK Has A Bizarre Denial Of Its Black Culture,’ Says ‘Selma’ Star David Oyelowo

The UK is in a worse place than South Africa post-apartheid when it comes to the representation of black faces on screen, according to British actor turned Hollywood star David Oyelowo. David, whose career is on a high following roles in ‘The Paperboy’ with Nicole Kidman, ‘Jack Reacher’ with Tom […]

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October 17th, 2014 London's Expert day

LAST CHANCE TO BE A BBC EXPERT? GOT YOUR APPLICATION IN YET?

 Deadline for Birmingham’s BBC Talent day is  11.59pm on Sunday 19 October 2014.   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 […]

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October 10th, 2014 michelle_matherson_v3

Fancy working for ITV/SHIVER? ITV/SHIVER’s Talent Manager Michelle Matherson is joining us for breakfast on 14th October #TVCMeetnGreet

ITV/SHIVER  #TVCMeetnGreet Breakfast, over at ITV London Studios. Grab the opportunity to meet and mingle  and  get advice directly with Talent Managers across the departmental genres who are actively seeking to diversify their talent pools are looking for Producers and Directors , Senior AP, Edit PD and Series Producers and Production Manager  […]

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October 10th, 2014 welcome back

Welcome back to TV

BBC Academy, Creative Skillset and The TV Collective are teaming up to host an event encouraging 50 black Asian and minority ethnic professionals to get back into the TV business. Welcome Back will be opened by BBC director of television Danny Cohen on 5 November and will offer  panel sessions, […]

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October 10th, 2014 bbc logo

Are you a future leader?

BBC Senior Leadership Programme, in association with Clore Leadership As announced by the Director-General this summer, the BBC is offering six places on the ‘BBC Senior Leadership Programme: Executive Level in association with ‘The Clore Leadership Programme’ -specifically for talented leaders from Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups. This programme is part […]

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October 10th, 2014 bbc logo

Fancy yourself as a BBC commissioner?

BBC Television Assistant Commissioner Training Opportunity - PLEASE NOTE: THIS ISA TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR THOSE WORKING IN THE MEDIA INDUSTRY.  From the world-class programmes we commission and produce to the talented people we hire, we’re committed to achieving diversity across the BBC. Our commissioning teams make big decisions on behalf of […]

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October 2nd, 2014 keli lee

In conversation with Keli Lee

At the 2014 Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival, the Executive Vice President of Casting at ABC, Keli Lee, was invited to speak on the panel ‘Minority Report – Is TV Racist?’. She had hoped to talk about her experiences of diversity casting which has made a visible impact on screen […]

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October 2nd, 2014 act

Or does it? Diversity: An update

  Earlier this year during an interview Lenny Henry discussed details of  The Henry Plan his proposal to ring fence money for BAME production companies, and asked our community to join the call of action to support his campaign.  Hundreds of you responded leaving Ed Vaizey MP inbox full of demands […]

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October 1st, 2014 NFTS-Cinematography-masterclass16-9v3

The NFTS’ Creative Skillset funded 4 week course, TV Drama: Creating the Bible has just gone live for applications.

With high-profile guests from the industry – including David Hare, Michael Grade, Nick Wright and Tara Prem reading and commenting on your work-in-progress – this 4 week course will equip Writers and Producers with the knowledge and skills required to create a long running Drama series for the both the UK and global market.The course […]

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September 29th, 2014 Gives his expert advice.

Left TV? Thinking of coming back?

Welcome Back - A new FREE event supporting and training BAME Professionals seeking to return to the industry Bookings are now open for Welcome Back – a brand new FREE event for creative professionals from BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) backgrounds on November 5th at BBC New Broadcasting House. An event […]

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