Multi award winning comedy legend Harry Enfield stars in a new Creative Skillset film highlighting the issues of diversity in television.
The film was premiered at the 2015 Guardian Edinburgh TV Festival at a Creative Skillset diversity networking drinks attended by many of the heavyweights of the TV industry, TV Collective members and the Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy Ed Vaizey. Supported by Skillset took a small delegation to this year’s festival who also attend the event.
Harry stars as Haanes, a South African émigré who arrived in the UK in the late 1980s and then found work in television in this country. To say the very least, he has a rather backward and outdated view of the world – based around an era that we all thought had passed.
Nevertheless Haanes sees many things that he recognises in the Television industry in 2015.
Also showcased at the networking event on at Edinburgh Tv Fest was a brochure Making TV more diverse that sets out some of the many ways that Creative Skillset and partners are helping change the face of television production by creating opportunities for people from a diverse range of backgrounds in a wide range of roles. It also featured details of our Buddy Programme which we hope will be back in the New Year. If you are interested in registering your interest please contact me.