ScreenSkills is hosting a half-day conference, Diversity in Action, designed to provide practical information and hands-on workshops to improve diversity and inclusion in television and film.
During the first half of the event, ScreenSkills' heads of departments will give an overview of the diversity initiatives we support in high-end TV and film. Afterwards, there will be bite-sized training sessions and workshops for the rest of the afternoon on the following topics:
Unconscious Bias training session
Based on BIFA Voter Unconscious Bias training pilot, with Amy Gustin (BIFA) and Luise Usiskin (Challenge Consultancy).
Inclusive leadership session
Including how to manage diverse teams and bullying and harassment (based on HETV leadership essentials training pilot), with Poppy Lucas (Karbottle & Lewis LLP) and Edi Smockum (thinkBIGGER!)
How to Recruit Disabled Talent
Breakout session with an opportunity to ask questions to a qualified employment solicitor (based on disability awareness training pilot for TV recruitment), with Addie Orfilia.
Practical tips on how to recruit returners and job-sharers
Session in collaboration with Film London, Media Parents, Raising Films and Share My Telly Job, with an all-female panel chaired by Michelle James (ScreenSkills) and featuring Louise Patel (My Telly Job), Nahrein Kemp (Film London), Amy Walker (Media Parents) and Hope Dickson Leach (Raising Films).
Practical tips on how to monitor diversity and meet diversity standards
Panel discussion with Cameron Roach (Sky studios), Babita Bahal (BBC), Nina Bhagwat (Channel 4), Julia Brown (BFI), and Gareth Ellis-Unwin (ScreenSkills), chaired by ScreenSkills Inclusivity Manager Michelle Moon-Lim. Each delegate will receive a film producers guide to meeting the BFI Diversity Standards and ScreenSkills diversity and inclusivity monitoring guide for training providers.
This is a closed event, and all placed are now fully booked. Videos and resources from the panel events will be made available on the ScreenSkills website after the event has passed.
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