Turning the Lens Back on Productions: Where's the Representation?

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Our invitees are experts in resources that exist to improve diversity off-screen, and the inclusion targets we need to set.

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Inclusion on screen has to be reflected by inclusion off screen, or minority voices and perspectives stay limited. But when film crew talent is hidden from the public eye and its scrutiny, we have to hold our own industry to account. Our invitees are experts in resources that exist to improve diversity off-screen, and the inclusion targets we need to set.

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Tariq Wahr - Film Production Liaison Manager at ScreenSkills

As ScreenSkills film production liaison manager Tariq engages with production companies and studios to encourage them to pay into the ScreenSkills Film Skills Fund. The Fund - which invests in skills and training for the workforce – tackles skills gaps as well as diversity and inclusivity challenges.

Lea Misan - Executive Director of Act for Change

Lea is the founder of the charity Act for Change, dedicated to early interventions for young people at severe risk of gang violence, knife crime, child sexual exploitation and youth offending. She has a particular interest in community-based dialogue and interventions around social marginalisation before polarisations escalate into violence.

Jules Hussey - Founder of Brazen Productions

Brazen was formed by Jules Hussey to produce projects with and about adults with learning disabilities and neurodiverse creatives. Brazen seeks to work with a diverse talent base in development and production – in front of and behind the camera. Brazen projects are bold, challenging, often funny and always inclusive.

Rebecca Boey - Co-Director of Production Company Jackdaw

Rebecca is a graduate of the Royal Court Young Writers' Programme and BBC Writers Room London Voices group. She is a member of Equity’s Minority Ethnic committee and British East Asian advocacy group BEATS. Co-director of production company Jackdaw, she wrote 18 episodes of the comedy web series Jade Dragon.

Powys Dewhurst - Producer/Industry Development, Stamp Audio

Powys has worked as a producer at film/TV events and media conferences with collaborators including eOne, Bell Media, Female Eye Film Festival, Canadian Film Centre and Planet Fantastic.ca. As an event/ pitch producer, and programmer, he has created diversity and inclusion initiatives for women, BIPOC, LGBT, and people living with disabilities in film/TV and STEM. His endorsements include UNESCO, and Canadian Media Producers Association.

Caroline O'Neill - Producer

Caroline is a profoundly deaf Producer Director with over fifteen years in the business. She is currently working in Development and specialises in documentaries, popular factual and factual entertainment. Caroline is passionate about diversity and inclusion both on and off-screen and thinks it’s high time the industry had a good shake-up.

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Jennifer Lim - Co-artistic director of Moongate Productions

Jennifer Lim is an actor, filmmaker and co-artistic director of Moongate. Films include ‘A Monster Calls’, 'Hostel', 'When Evil Calls', 'Piercing Brightness’ and ‘Leviathan’. Moongate’s commissioned short films include ‘Dream of Emerald Hill’ which played in more than 20 international film festivals and ‘Mercutio’s Dreaming’ available on BFI Player.

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Vue Cinema London - Piccadilly

19 Lower Regent Street

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United Kingdom

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