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Diversity in the film and TV industry in Wales

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We are aware of under-representation in the film and TV industry in Wales.

We wanted to improve our understanding so in 2016 we asked Diverse Cymru to carry out research. We wanted them to look at ways to overcome these inequalities in the industry in Wales.  

The project gathered views from members of the public as well as experts in the industry. This helped develop an understanding of the barriers and possible solutions.

The researchers looked at the following equality characteristics:

  • age (older and younger people)
  • disability
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation
  • gender reassignment.

Diverse Cymru made recommendations in their report on what could improve the industry.

Diverse Cymru has a page for this project on their website (external link).

Film and TV diversity – careers day 

We are working with Diverse Cymru and other partners to look at improving diversity in film and TV in Wales. 

We are holding an event in November on how to get in to the industry if you feel you are underrepresented.

Are you female, BAME, disabled, LGBT or from a low socio economic group, aged 18 and over?

We are looking for people in these groups or communities who:

  • have experience working in the industry but would like to up skill or retrain for a different role
  • have  a transferable skill or craft but have not worked in film and TV before; roles include hairdressers, makeup artists, dressmakers or tailors, carpenters or joiners, electricians, accountants etc,
  • are interested to know more about the industry.

No previous experience in film or TV is necessary however you need to be over 18 to attend.

About the event

There will be:

  • a panel made up of representatives from the BBC, S4C, Channel 4 and independent production companies talking about how to get into the industry
  • workshops and demonstrations on skills needed
  • interactive displays showcasing training and skills
  • exhibition stands and interactive displays on training and opportunities available in the industry
  • training providers, trade organisations and colleges.  
Details and registration

Venue: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff
Date: Tuesday 20 November 
Time: 15:30 to 19:00
Registration: Eventbrite (external link).

Further information

Tel:  02920 444205. 
Email:  CreativeIndustries@gov.wales.