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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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November 24th, 2014 equality act

TV diversity: Who Gets Your Vote – Let lobbying commence @MsLisaCampbell

The irony of the Equality Act getting in the way of diversity initiatives was not lost on TV execs and campaigners last night as they listened to politicians setting out their stall on the industry’s thorniest subject. TV diversity: Who Gets Your Vote, hosted by the Royal Television Society, saw […]

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November 18th, 2014 dan

MY TVC Dinner with Kudos COO Daniel Isaacs

The idea of these TVC dinners is something I had never heard of before; direct access to top execs, managing directors and Heads of Dept’s, actually sat in front of you, talking. It’s the closest thing to a one-to-one evening with these people that anyone could hope for, and beers/soft-drinks […]

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November 18th, 2014 1457717_731430786906740_3116139594357550905_n

BWNG TV tackles diversity in TV with brand new web content

In recent weeks, broadcasters have been coming out left right and centre announcing new diversity initiatives that will be put in place to tackle the lack of diversity in television. While some of these initiative have been accused of vague or will be rolled out over time, BWNG TV the […]

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November 17th, 2014 David Olusoga

THE 2014 CDN AWARDS.

  There was something that I felt that was not quite right at the CDN Awards on Tuesday Night and I’m not quite sure what it was.  The 2014 Creative Diversity Awards celebrates excellence around the diversity agenda on and off screen in British television production. Don’t get me wrong, […]

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November 17th, 2014 0030SA_edited-2CU

Diversity: Where are we now?” Simon Albury, Chair of the Campaign for Broadcasting Equality

    “Diversity: Where are we now?” Speech by Simon Albury, Chair of the Campaign for             Broadcasting Equality at the Televisual Factual Festival, BAFTA, 13 November 2013. I’m delighted that Televisual have planned this session for today, the exact anniversary of the     […]

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November 16th, 2014 Flight of the Conchords Bret and Jermaine

The politics of diversity @marcusryder

  Everybody wants TV to become more diverse – but is there the political will to act on it, asks Marcus Ryder There is a scene in the HBO comedy series Flight of The Conchords in which Murray, the hapless manager of the titular band, warns the group against singing an “anti-AIDS” […]

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November 14th, 2014 bame (6)

Are you really Welcomed Back?

Following an impressive lobbying campaign, the television sector has begun to implement its response to the lack of diversity. Even the most cynical now concede that the need to improve the talent pool has been accepted at the highest level. This fact was underlined by the address Danny Cohen made […]

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November 13th, 2014

Royal Shakespeare Company casts first black actor as Iago in Othello

The Royal Shakespeare Company has cast a black actor in the role of notorious villain Iago for the first time. The British theatre group, based in Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, has given the famous part from tragedy Othello to Game of Thrones’ Lucian Msamati, who will star alongside Hugh Quarshie […]

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November 13th, 2014 sarah gordy

‘I am different, that is good’: how an actor with Down’s syndrome is changing perceptions

Every actor surely dreams of making history with a role. Sarah Gordy has done so twice – in little more than a year. Last year the stage and screen professional, who has Down’s syndrome, became Mencap’s first celebrity ambassador with a learning disability; now she is breaking new ground by […]

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October 30th, 2014 KUDOS LOGO

#TVDINNERCLUB 6TH NOVEMBER WITH KUDOS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER (COO) DANIEL ISSACS

     It’s back the  #TVCDinnerClub  supported by Creative Skillset is back! Meeting in fantastic locations across the city, dining with Industry Special Guests, whilst networking with other TV Collective members. This month our special guest is Daniel Isaacs is Chief Operating Officer for Kudos Film & Television. Daniel oversees […]

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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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