Gain insight on the influence of commissioners
Learn how hearing from diverse voices can remove bias in TV and strengthen your audience reach
Explore how commissioners and production teams can create authentic content and on-screen roles reducing tokenism and typecasting
Hear from Channel 4 on how to change who we see on-screen and the benefit of making more representational TV
“Just as diversity is about representing the broadest possible range of people, achieving it requires the widest possible collaboration”. Sharon White, Chief Executive
Amy Turton, Diamond Project Manager, Creative Diversity Network
Wincie Knight, Senior Director, Global Inclusion Strategy, Viacom UK
Ade Rawcliffe, Head of Diversity for Commissioning, ITV
Bella Lambourne, HR Director, Endemol Shine UK
Miranda Wayland, Head of Inclusion and Diversity, BBC
Naomi Sesay, On-Screen Diversity Executive, Channel 4
Yasir Mirza, Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Channel 4
Jackie Beer, Group Director of Diversity and Inclusion, BT
Seetha Kumar, Chief Executive, ScreenSkills
Josie Dobrin, Chief Executive, Creative Access
Carla Mitchell, Project Manager, Four Corners
This September, Ofcom will release their third Diversity and Equal Opportunities in TV report after last year’s report suggested many groups remaining poorly represented off and on screen. Our annual Diversity in TV forum will review the 2019 Ofcom report, what to expect from the publication and what more can be done to increase inclusion.
This forum will look at the barriers to access, on and off screen, for different types of diversity including ethnicity, sexuality, people with disabilities, gender and regional.
Challenge your strategy to recruiting and retaining people from diverse backgrounds by offering meaningful, sustainable opportunities, and, career progression.
Engage with industry experts to create an inclusive working environment that promotes people from all backgrounds
Only a small fraction of those employed in TV had a disability (6%); far lower than the UK population.
BT, one of the leading broadcasters, will share their initiative that increases access and overcomes barriers to employment.
Join key stakeholders from across the industry to collaborate and share initiatives, promoting diversity both on and off-screen.