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Diversity impacts on Factual programming at this years. TV Bafta By Simone Pennant

This year’s nominations for the Bafta TV Awards haven proven yet again ‘diversity’ is not only good for business but creativity as well.

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This week's TV Highlights – Tuesday 26th April to Monday 2nd May

As work doesn’t really start in earnest until next week, there is no excuse not to indulge in some classic films scheduled this week. Film4 is shows the 1992 classic The Crying Game Starring Forest Whitaker which still for me as one of the

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The word diversity a help or a hinderance? by Simone Pennant

Does anyone remember when the word diversity simple meant a ‘variety of different things’? Being diverse once meant you brought something ‘different’ to the table rather than the generic term for race, sexuality, class, disability or belief. Do you think the industry’s continual struggle to

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This weeks TV highlights – April 18th – Good Friday by Urbane Cineaste

I guess schedulers are thinking that people will be going on extended holidays as there isn’t much in the way of new & exciting programming this week. That said my pick of the week is a US import criminally tucked

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Will you be on the BBC's Fast Train? We will!

Fantastic news!!! We have  been invited to host a Master Class in ‘Contributor  Finding’ at this years BBC’s Fast Train event. Fast Train is sponsored by Skillset and will be hosted by the BBC Academy at White City on Wednesday 18

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Stage one of Creative England complete.

On 31 March stage one of the consultation for Creative England came to a close. Over 500 submissions were received from a range of key industry organisations such as Skillset, Channel 4, PACT, Directors UK, Equity, BECTU, Pinewood Studios, ICO and the

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I WILL FOLLOW…U2 By Lisa Bent

Friday night I hosted the 7th edition of Images of Black Women Festival (IBW) at The Tricycle Theatre. The mission of this festival, which was co-founded by Sylvianne Rano, is to highlight and celebrate the achievements and presence of women

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£2m available to support access to specialised and British film

The BFI has announced a new transitional Lottery Film Fund to support organisations across the UK dedicated to delivering audience development activities for specialised and British film. With a new film strategy and funding priorities planned to take effect in

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This weeks TV highlights – April 11th – 17th by Urbane Cineaste

The week ahead we highlight a real independent affair to be found on a Freeview channel as well as bidding farewell to long running series. My pick of the week is a real independent affair from a holder of CDN’s Special Recognition Award.  What’s

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Remembering the Brixton Riots 30 years on – By Alex Wheatle

The sun had set on a balmy evening and the battle for Railton Road was raging. About fifty yards down the road, scores of police were employing dustbin lids as makeshift shields to protect them from missiles that rained towards

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