Just over a year on from the launch of Diamond this event will provide an opportunity to discuss the practical solutions to improve representation of people from all backgrounds within the television sector – including those identifying as BAME, working class, disabled and LGBT.
Representing Society on Screen
Delegates will examine diversity in on-screen talent, considering gender, race, religion, disability and class, as well as the potential implications of active and passive intervention (e.g. quotas, sanctioned positive discrimination and transparent benchmarking) by regulators, broadcasters or Government.
Behind the Camera: Delivering ‘Diversity of Thought’ in TV Production
Attendees will consider ways to deliver diversity behind the camera and to what extent writers, directors and producers from minority groups are given the opportunity to develop creatively and tell the stories they want to be told.
Over two years on from the launch of Channel 4’s 360 Diversity Charter, and over twelve months on from the publication of the Director’s UK report: Adjusting the Colour Balance: Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Directors in UK Television Production, delegates will discuss the progress made in increasing the number of individuals from minority backgrounds entering careers within television production.
Diversity in the Boardroom
Following Tony Hall’s admission that broadcasters favour ‘the well-connected and well-off’ discussion will focus on the representation of minorities in senior management positions within the sector, how to accelerate the rise of executives from diverse backgrounds and the progress made across the industry within the last twelve months.