MeWe: Inclusion and Diversity in the Film and Media Sector + the Jam Band

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Colston Hall

Colston Street

Bristol

BS1 5AR

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Creating inclusive opportunities for people under-represented in the industry in projects that represent the city's diversity.

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Between now and Black History Month in October 2020 , we’ll create inclusive opportunities for people under-represented in the industry in projects that represent the city’s diversity – starting on October 31st, 2019.

The government’s Creative Industry Sector Deal defines Bristol as “a globally-significant, highgrowth creative cluster” and the combined CreaTech output of the region is £1.7Bn. It’s an ecology that is dominated by micro-businesses, which are dynamic, creative and productive, but limited in engagement with the wider community. UWE’s “GoWest” report on the TV sector concluded “Black and minority ethnic groups, disabled people and people from working class backgrounds are under-represented, and freelancers raised several concerns regarding conditions, pay and morale. These issues mirror the national picture in these industries.”

Time for a change…

The event offers:

Commercial opportunities that can be co-designed and co-delivered

Discussion and insight from producers, film makers and creative agencies

Building new solutions

Compelling case studies from startups, SMEs and corporates from across the UK

Featuring panel:

Cables and Cameras - founder Gary Thompson

Bristol Media – Director Paul Appleby

Tomorrow 2 Day - Director, Roger Griffith

BSWN, Cultural Heritage Manager, Jennifer Sharatt

Sharp Shotz, George Fancess

Asian Arts Network

Ujima Radio , Sandra Green and Jaz

Black History Month, Sibusiso Tshabalala

Suggested Commissioning Projects

Film Education

Criminal Justice Projects

Educational Projects

Drama and Theatrical Plays

Bristol Music

Animations

The commercial business community can enable radical economic and skills distribution by diversifying its supply chain. Though the support of Social Enterprise UK “ Buy Social Corporate challenge, Social Value Policy and Black South West Network. We would like to see the sector pilot projects that support the opportunity to create diverse content and building working relations between minority led enterprise.

The workshop will be followed by a drinks reception and local Jam Band Collective - a fluid group of musicians who gather and explore making rhythms and music together, with a monthly Wednesday evening session in St Pauls. They are open to all and a great opportunity to see help someone develop an idea – the philosophy we’re taking forward with MeWe.

Strategic supporters:

Black South West Network, Cognitive Paths, Social Enterprise Place, I SEE BLISS, R Thompson Print and Photography, Urban Word Collective, Punch Records, COOLBISON, Mike Allen, Aspiring Professionals Hub, Africa Week.

Programme

5: 00 : Networking

5:15 : Intro

6:00 : Short film

6:10 : Panel Discussion

6:45 : Collecting Pledges

7:00 : Feedback

7:15 : Close Panel

7:30 : Jam Band - 10:00

8:00: Makule wine testing - 9:00

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Colston Hall

Colston Street

Bristol

BS1 5AR

United Kingdom

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