Magazine article Screen International

DCMS: Diversity in TV and Film Falls

Magazine article Screen International

DCMS: Diversity in TV and Film Falls

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Number of BAME in film and TV workforce below UK economy average.

Diversity in the television, film, radio and photography industries has fallen over the past two years, according to a government report.

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport's (DCMS) Creative Industries: Focus on Employment study showed that the proportion of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people in the sectors fell 0.2% on 2011 - the last time the research was undertaken.

The total number of BAME individuals working in production industries grew marginally from 20,000 in 2011 to 22,000 last year. At the same time, the number of white people increased by 26,000 to 237,000.

This meant that 8.6% of the workforce across television, film, radio and photography was BAME, below the average of 10.2% for the wider UK economy.

The figures will provide additional firepower to the growing campaign to increase diversity in the television and film sectors. …

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