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Why is the BBC hemorrhaging Black and Asian Senior Staff? @petal_felix

At the end of this month the BBC will lose yet another senior member of staff when Aaqil Ahmed, former Head of Religion leaves the corporation. In January Maxine Watson left after 20 something years, bringing the total number of senior

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Channel 4 launches minority directors scheme

  Channel 4 is to offer work opportunities to 40 television directors from minority groups, as it refocuses its efforts to improve diversity. The move is one of four goals for the coming year, which also includes developing a strategy

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This year’s RTS Award nominee’s are …

The RTS has announced the nominations for this year’s Programme Awards. The RTS Programme Awards,  honours excellence across all genres of television programming and recognise exceptional actors, presenters, writers and production teams as well as the programmes themselves. This year saw

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Bafta report blames homogenised culture and ‘class ceiling’ for lack of diversity

Study finds that an environment of ‘fitting in’ and ‘who you know’ remains major barrier to increasing diversity Minority film-makers need to work twice as hard as their straight, white, male counterparts, a new study commissioned by the British Academy

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Diversity and Idris Elba’s Parliament Speech: One Year On @sceneTV @GDPicsUK

“Talent is everywhere, opportunity isn’t”. A year ago, Idris Elba took centre stage at the House of Commons to deliver a powerful speech addressing the lack of diversity in British television and film. In the room were members of Parliament

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End of an era as BBC Commissioner Maxine Watson leaves the BBC.

Last week we say goodbye to Maxine Watson commissioning Editor for Documentaries across BBC One and Two. Maxine an Award winning Current Affairs producer and Executive Producer, has been responsible for commissioning a catalogue of award winning series and programmes

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BBC invites disabled and BAME TV professionals to join exciting training and development programme.

The BBC is inviting television professionals with a disability and those from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds to apply for the BBC Content Commissioner Development Programme. The programme is a key part of the BBC’s ambition to embed diversity

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@NFTS BAME LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME

NFTS announced the return of their BAME LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME with Creative Skillset, a six month programme to rigorously encourage diverse representation in the film industry, bringing on the next generation of diverse talent working at Executive level in production, distribution, sales and

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BBC’s Black British season starts this Novemeber.

The BBC has announced Black And British, a season of programming celebrating the achievements of black people in the UK and exploring the rich culture and history of black Britain. Running throughout November 2016 and led by programming on BBC

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