A group of high profile film and television industry figures have delivered a letter to No. 10 Downing Street, calling for tax breaks to increase the representation of women, BAME and disabled people working behind the camera. Tax breaks would focus minds on real diversity in film and TV - this is one of several practical measures that could at last make us a representative industry.
Directors UK calls for more career development initiatives for under-represented directors as their latest report reveals the negligible progress made in the employment and representation of black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) directors in UK television.
At Directors UK - we represent the the creative, economic and contractual interests of 7000 members – the overwhelming majority of working film and television directors across the UK. Along with other organisations who represent authors we’ve been campaigning for changes to the EU Directive on Copyright to help protect our members and ensure fair remuneration for use of our work on-line.
Following the revelations of abuse across the film and TV industry, Directors UK, the professional association for British screen directors, has launched a bullying and harassment handbook for screen directors working in the film and television industry.
Directors UK is calling for broadcasters to commit 0.25% of their commissioning spend for all programme making to fund career development and industry access schemes to close the gender gap, in response to research revealing a drop in the number of women directors working in UK television.
The easiest and most effective way of reducing your carbon footprint is to switch your electricity supply to renewable energy. Renewable energy often comes at a premium. But power comes in numbers, so if a number of us move to the same REGO certified energy provider, then we’ll get a much better deal which is why The Creative Energy Project was created.