Equality and inclusion essentials... with Addie Orfila

Career stages
Early, Experienced
Unscripted TV
ScreenSkills funded

In May and August, as part of our ‘Your life at work’ strand, we're offering training aimed at addressing workplace best practice as well as how to stay healthy, happy and productive at work.

Inclusion is imperative. 

This 90-minute workshop covers the essential elements for an inclusive workforce. 

We will cover how to mitigate against  "Like Bias" and how to ensure fair process when crewing up.  

We will also look at the Equality Act - and how it is relevant to production and we will unpack some common microbehaviours and discuss how we all have a part to play. 
This course is a pragmatic and pro-active approach to make a lasting difference. 

Who it's for

Anyone in unscripted TV, particular those working in HR and management positions.

The majority of the USF online short course offering is for those at early career stage and above. As a result, we generally require applicants to have at least 3 credits (unless working in a traditionally uncredited role). If you strongly feel you would still benefit from the training, please email USF@screenskills.com so we can assess if an exception should be made.

We are committed to ensuring all our courses are accessible to everyone. This course is designed to be as interactive as possible. Please email the above address if you have any access requirements and we will be delighted to help, be that clarifying the form such interaction is likely to take or discussing reasonable adjustments.


Addie Orfila is the former head of production at award-winning serial drama Hollyoaks, Addie Orfila has over 20 years experience within TV and short film production.

Starting as a trainee continuity announcer and then runner at Yorkshire Television, Addie has worked her way up as third assistant director, first assistant director, production manager and head of production.  She has worked on three out of the four big UK serial dramas and was production manager at Coronation Street for a very successful tenure. 

Having worked on shows such as Heartbeat, Touch of Frost, Countdown, My Parent’s are Aliens, Emmerdale, Barking and Jinx, Addie has a large wealth of experience to draw from and is currently a member of Channel 4’s Mentoring Diversity Network as well as trainer on the pan-industry Project Diamond diversity monitoring scheme.

How to apply

This session will take place online via Zoom. Click ‘apply for ticket’ and follow the instructions to apply for your place: you must login or register before you are able to complete your application.

If you are no longer able to attend, we ask you to please use the “decline ticket” function on the right hand side of the page so that we can release your place. Our sessions are often oversubscribed, so we’d like to give other freelancers the opportunity to fill available spots. Thank you for your consideration.

This session is supported by the ScreenSkills Unscripted TV Skills Fund which invests in training for the unscripted workforce thanks to contributions from broadcasters, SVoDs and production companies.

This course would normally cost participants to attend, but thanks to this support, we are able to offer it to you for free. If you fail to attend, we reserve the right to request reimbursement of costs, unless your place can be taken by someone else.



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