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March 12th, 2015 Basic CMYK

Ofcom diversity record ‘shabby’

Former RTS boss Simon Albury has branded Ofcom’s diversity record “shabby” in evidence to the media regulator’s PSB review. The Campaign for Broadcasting Equality (CBE), a broadcasting charity headed up by the former Royal Television Society chief executive, argued that Ofcom “did not take its equality duty seriously” and “failed […]

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February 26th, 2015 nfts

Where do ideas come from? @NFTS

  The next NFTS  development course is on 16 March, 2015 to 17 March, 2015 and they are offering 20% off if you mention the TV Collective! Coming up with amazing ideas is one of the hardest things in television. If you’re lucky, it could make you millions. If you’re […]

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February 26th, 2015 Script Development_2014

Bursaries available for NFTS Script Development Diploma

Applications for the 2015 intake of NFTS Script Development Diploma have opened again. This part time course is 1 evening a week and held at The Hospital Club, Covent Garden. This 16 Month – part-time course, which commences in September each year is the only comprehensive vocational course in script development in the UK. This […]

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February 23rd, 2015 optomen1_thumb

Meet the talent team at Optomen

We have teamed up with Optomen to host a breakfast at Optomen HQ on 18th March 2015.  With a number of up an coming projects in the pipeline, Optomen are keen to meet a range of talented people from editorial people – Senior Assistant Producers and upwards and production people from Production Coordinator and upwards. If you fit the bill, why not join us for […]

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February 10th, 2015 mnster round table

Diversity: beyond the back-slapping @marcusryder

Last week, I participated in two meetings about diversity that could not have been more different from each other. The first was sombre. It was at the BBC, and focused on regional diversity. Seven years ago, the BBC rolled out its plans to make its regional output more diverse. By […]

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February 10th, 2015 Fatima Salaria, Adrian Padmore, Tilusha Ghelani, Sohail Shah, Alexandra McGrail and Jay Davidson

TV picks its ‘commissioners of the future’

Six black and minority ethnic people have been plucked from programme-making to work at the heart of television commissioning.     The seasoned industry professionals will begin year-long training and placement programmes as trainee assistant commissioners later this month. They include the series producer of Escape to the Country, producer […]

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February 10th, 2015 jasper pic 1

In the spotlight: Filmmaker Dean Leon Anderson film Jasper premiering in L.A this month

  Jasper – Trailer from Dean Leon Anderson on Vimeo. What were you doing before you got into TV/Film? Before I entered the industry, I was studying media at the University of Greenwich, and experimenting making films with my cheap Mini DV camcorder. I’m one of those people that keeps hold […]

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January 25th, 2015 Bradley Quirk

Join us for Lunch on 5th Feb with Selma’s Development Exec – Bradley Quirk

In his various development roles, Bradley Quirk has worked across a diverse slate of UK films including: THE ARBOR, SHADOWDANCER, WELCOME TO THE PUNCH, BROKEN, BELLE, MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, PHILOMENA, PRIDE and SELMA. Do you have a drama idea that would make a feature film or TV drama and […]

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January 22nd, 2015 SONY DSC

In Conversation with Damian Jones Part 3

  Damian Jones is one of Britain’s leading film producers. He has worked across film productions and talent from the US and UK. This includes films such as Gridlock’d with Thandie Newton and Tupac Shakur, Kidulthood with Noel Clarke, The Iron Lady with Meryl Streep and Belle directed by Amma […]

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January 13th, 2015 channel4

Yesterday, Channel 4 launched its much-anticipated diversity initiative. Was it worth the wait?

    Channel 4’s Diversity Charter has been a long time coming – some six years to be precise. That was when Channel 4 chaired the Creative Diversity Network and launched a ‘Pledge’ encouraging indies to improve diversity on and off-screen. More than 200 indies signed up and broadcasters could […]

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January 13th, 2015 damian jones bafta

In conversation with Damian Jones – Part 2/4

    Damian Jones has forged a long career as one o the UK’s foremost film producers. His work includes The Iron Lady, Belle, Kidulthood, Adulthood, The History Boys and the forthcoming film Dads Army. We invited a group of film professionals to have lunch with Damian Jones at BAFTA […]

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January 13th, 2015 channel4

Channel 4 unveils £5m diversity blueprint

  Channel 4 is to plough £5m into 30 diversity initiatives to better represent UK society both on and off screen. The commercial broadcaster set out its blueprint for boosting diversity at Westminster event on Monday after chief executive David Abraham initially trailed the plans in August last year. High […]

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January 7th, 2015 kidulthood

Lunch with Damian Jones

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better … The TVCollective surpasses your expectations. On the 17th of December 2014, a small number of TVCollective members were invited to an intimate, round table discussion, with none other than, BAFTA and BLACK REEL award winner, film producer – Damian Jones. […]

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January 7th, 2015 SONY DSC

Christmas Lunch with Damian Jones

  The TV Collective’s stylish, festive lunch with Damian Jones, was a delightful treat. Hosted in one of BAFTA’s private rooms, twenty of us shared an intimate lunch with the BAFTA award winning film producer. It was a moment for us to gain some understanding of how to blend the […]

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January 7th, 2015 fries

Diversity with a side order of fries @Marcusryder

  A few years ago I was at a party when I overheard the following joke: Question: “What do you say to a black man with a job?” Answer: “Double cheeseburger and fries please”. The person telling the joke then noticed me (the only black person at the party) and […]

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January 7th, 2015 SONY DSC

In conversation with Film Producer Damian Jones part 1/4

  We recently invited a group of film professionals to join us for lunch with Damian Jones at BAFTA in Piccadilly London, and ask him questions about his work as an award winning Film Producer. With an impressive slate of films  such as Kidulthood, The History Boys,  and The Iron Lady, Damian is […]

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December 31st, 2014 experts

BBC Expert Voices is coming to Salford – Are you a professional who has the making of  a TV presenter?

        Do you want to share your expertise and knowledge by appearing on television and radio? Are you from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background? The BBC Academy is holding a series of free introductions to the world of broadcasting to help BAME men and women feel comfortable appearing […]

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December 31st, 2014 Selma-Movie

So what are we to make of 2014 and the films that most of us saw in the cinema? @buffenterprises

  On a personal note, it is still great to see people swarming to the big screen to get their fix. We all know what the alternatives are and how convenient other options are – but it’s not quite the same is it? Of those films that i saw – i’ve […]

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December 31st, 2014 ed vaizey


One thing we will be able to say about 2014 in hindsight is; it was the year it all started. Diversity in broadcasting has been a growing problem for years. The falling number of minority workers and the absence of our creative voice have to be reversed. And for the […]

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