BE YOU by Soho Media Club

BE YOU by Soho Media Club

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Dolby Screening Room, Gravity House, Picture Shop, Zero One and French Protestant Church. Soho.

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London

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Join us for a day of honest conversation on the challenges of diversity, inclusion, talent & mental health in Film & TV.

About this event

About Be You

Be You is a 1-day summer Festival for the media and entertainment community, set to take place on 14 July 2022 in Soho.

The Festival addresses the visible and hidden challenges of holistic diversity, inclusion, belonging and equity in film & TV and discusses what action needs to be taken to accelerate positive change towards a more inclusive media culture and ultimately, produce content which is reflective of our society.

Who is Be You for?

Whether you are in a technical, creative or commercial role, we are all striving for better content.

This Festival bring together individuals and organisations to examine the cultural challenges which exist within media and discuss what action we can take to create a more inclusive media culture and ultimately produce content which is reflective of the world we live in today.

The Festival is not about roles, but about what we can achieve collaboratively in media. Attendees from across disciplines will gather to discuss, debate, and build upon a thriving media landscape.

Our aim is to bring you together for a day of conversation, ideas and inspiration. Leave your ego and fears at home - just bring positive energy and be open to meet new people.

Festival speakers and audience participation

You will hear progressive speakers share world-changing ideas and processes through talks , interactive sessions , networking and stories. But speaker s are not the only ones doing the speaking. . .if you've got something meaningful to say, we want to hear your voice. Our aim is to uncover challenges and find the solutions through hearing your thoughts . Bringing on change is a part of a process and it is important that everyone to be part of that process

THE DAY IS SPLIT INTO:

  • PART 1: CONTENT & SOCIETY
  • PART 2: EQUITY AND INCLUSION
  • PART 3: TALENT AND SKILLS
  • PART 4: WORKSHOPS AND CAREER DISCOVERY: MEETUP
  • PART 5: MEDIA CULTURE
  • PART 6: PARTY!

FESTIVAL PARTY

After a day of world changing ideas and talks , it's time to relax, enjoy some drinks and dance.

With Music from: Morris "Mo" Joseph Pleasure, Former Earth, Wind and Fire Singer and Kedma Macias, Singer

LOCATIONS AROUND SOHO

  • Dolby Screening Room
  • L'Eglise Protestante Londres
  • Zero One
  • Gravity House
  • Picture Shop

Why Soho?

Much of the British independent film, television and post-production industry has deep connections with London's Soho area and the media industry has significantly contributed to the vibrant and thriving Soho community. Soho is therefore more than just a location for an event, it’s a destination where we can celebrate the collaborative community we work in and with.

Confirmed speakers

  • Ursula Macfarlane, Award Winning Director & Executive Producer
  • Brian Hill, Award Winning Director & Managing Director, Century Films
  • Jessica Swale, Filmmaker, Writer, Director
  • Jasmine Dotiwala, TV Producer, Director, Reporter
  • Sean Fletcher, British journalist and Television Presenter
  • Iyare Igiehon, Creative Diversity Partner, BBC
  • Muki Kuhan, Chief Innovation Officer, Muki-International
  • Jules Hussey, Film Producer, Brazen Productions
  • Ace Ruele, Motion Capture Actor, Creature Bionics
  • Teddy Nygh, Co-Founder, Fully Focused & Multi-Award-Winning Director
  • Coky Giedroyc, Award Winning TV & Film Director
  • Nick Bedu, Co-Founder and Head of Production, Fully Focused & Exec Producer, PRU
  • Bella Lambourne, HR & Operations Director, Banijay
  • Vanessa Taylor, Film & TV Colorist
  • HaZ Dulull, Co-founder, HaZimation
  • Rhys Hancock, Co-Founder & MD, Metavision​
  • Reverend Peterson Feital, Founder, The Haven
  • Dr. Lindsay Ip, Child & Adult Clinical Psychologist
  • Leslie Gaston-Bird, Sound Mixer, Mix Messiah Productions
  • Sarah Cox, Founder, Neutral Human
  • Matt Longley, Co-Founder, 6ft From The Spotlight
  • James Bennett, Managing Director, Televisual
  • Joyce Adeluwoye-Adams MBE, Editor, Newsroom Diversity, Reuters
  • Balvinder Singh Sanghera, Founder, Run VT
  • Anne Morrison, Creative Director, Factual Programmes, NEVISION
  • Roses Okhipo, Assistant Producer, Jellyfish
  • Andre Radmall, Executive Coach, Therapist and Writer
  • Aaqil Ahmed, Media Consultant & Specialist in TV, Comms, Diversity and Religion

With comedy from:

  • Olga Thompson, Actor, Big Fat Greek Mother

With music from:

  • Morris "Mo" Joseph Pleasure, Former Earth, Wind and Fire Singer
  • Kedma Macias, Singer
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