Why What Happens Off Screen Matters
Wednesday 16 June 2021, 11am to 12.30pm, via Zoom
Join the York Festival of Ideas 2021 for a special film screening of Industry Voices followed by a discussion of the issues raised. Discover why the lack of diversity in the film and TV sector impacts not only on those working in the industry, but on those watching too.
Industry Voices is a co-production between SIGN and Candour Productions. The series of short interviews recounts the lived experiences of diverse individuals within the screen industries and explores their views on how things need to change within the film, TV and games industries.
Experts discussing the issues raised in the screening include Beth Johnson, Executive Producer of the Industry Voices series, and Marcus Ryder, former Chair of the Royal Television Society’s Diversity Committee, who co-authored Access All Areas with Sir Lenny Henry.
Together they will discuss the flaws of current diversity initiatives, point out the structural and financial imbalances working against the cause, and provide clear solutions to get the media industry back on track. The event will be chaired by Kate O’Connor, a consultant specialising in training and education in the creative industries.