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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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Broadcast Journalist (Breakfast Newsreader), BBC Radio York

LOCATION: York CONTRACT: Fixed Term Contract / Attachment (6 months) GRADE: 57D Job Introduction BBC Radio York is looking for an experienced and creative newsreader to join the team on the new “Georgey at Breakfast” show, and throughout mid-morning. We are North Yorkshire’s only countywide local radio station broadcasting to England’s biggest […]

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July 1st, 2014 inside out south west

Researcher (Broadcast Journalist) Inside Out – West – Bristol

Job Introduction Inside Out 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 Bristol, will deliver another run of 9 half-hour magazine-format programmes to broadcast from September 2014 with a […]

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June 30th, 2014 Younge,  Henry and  Ryder

TVC Weekly news Round up for week beginning  June 30th

This week it’s all about calls for greater diversity, from the BBC to ITV to Channel 4; from the Henry Plan to The Act for Change Project; from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee to EastEnders…. Taking the calls for greater diversity to Parliament Three friends of the TVC spoke the truth […]

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June 30th, 2014 come ine with me

#TVCLUNCHCLUB 10th July with Channel 4′s Daytime commissioner Sagina Shabaya

It’s back the  TVC Luncheon club ! Meeting in fantastic locations across the city, dining with Special Guests, whilst networking with other TV Collective members. This month our special guest is Channel 4′s commissioner  Sagina Shabaya who looks after Daytime. Sagina believes that Daytime is often overlooked in favour for working on primetime shows, leaving a wealth […]

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June 26th, 2014 Younge,  Henry and  Ryder

Another chance to watch: select committee diversity and BBC

Another chance to see Actor, Writer and Comedian Lenny Henry, Marcus Ryder, Head of Current Affairs, BBC Scotland, and Patrick Younge, Director, WeCreate Associates and former Chief Creative Officer, BBC Television Production answers questions to the parliment select committee on diversity and the BBC.

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