Key Points
  • Representing society on-screen: diversity in on-screen talent, considering race, religion, disability and class
  • Behind the camera: delivering diversity in production and supporting writers, producers and directors from diverse backgrounds to develop creatively
  • Diversity and decision making: representation of minorities in senior management positions and how to accelerate the rise of executives from diverse backgrounds.
Guest of Honour

Deborah Williams Executive Director, Creative Diversity Network

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Overview
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.

Agenda
Start

08:30 - 08:55
Registration, Coffee and Networking

 

08:55 - 09:00
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

09:00 - 09:30
Diamond: One Year On

 

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Deborah Williams Executive Director, Creative Diversity Network

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09:30 - 10:30
Representing Society on Screen

 

10:30 - 10:35
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

10:35 - 11:00
Refreshments and Networking

 

11:00 - 11:05
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

11:05 - 12:00
Behind the Camera: Delivering ‘Diversity of Thought’ and Supporting Creativity

 

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Matthew Littleford Joint Managing Director, Betty

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Cat Lewis CEO, Joint Creative Director and Executive Producer, Nine Lives Media

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12:00 - 12:55
Diversity in Decision Making

 

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Joanna Abeyie Founder & DIrector, Hyden Talent

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12:55 - 13:00
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

End

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Joanna Abeyie Founder & DIrector, Hyden Talent

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Cat Lewis CEO, Joint Creative Director and Executive Producer, Nine Lives Media

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Matthew Littleford Joint Managing Director, Betty

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Deborah Williams Executive Director, Creative Diversity Network

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Venue details

Central London


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