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Netflix ups African investment with new originals & content partnership

Netflix has unveiled a slate of new and returning African originals, including a range of scripted and unscripted series and feature films to launch on the platform in late 2022 and early 2023. Among the new scripted series titles is Ludik, the...
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Film Festival Accessibility to Be Assessed in New Scorecard Initiative

A new “Accessibility Scorecard” launched this summer will aim to help U.S. and international film festivals assess and improve their accessibility measures, Variety can reveal. Developed by filmmaker and former International Documentary Association...
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Animation Representation and Diversity: How Far Have We Come?

Karen Toliver, the current VP of animated films at Netflix, has had a remarkable, distinguished career in the industry, working in various positions at Disney, Fox Animation and, most recently, at Sony Pictures Animation as exec VP of creative. She is...
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Kids Industries Report Examines Parents’ Views of Diversity

A new report from Kids Industries on U.K. and U.S. parents’ views on diversity and inclusion in children’s media showed that there is a desire for more representation in kids’ content. According to the study, parents believe their children enjoy...
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Channel 4 doubles down on diversity guidelines

Channel 4 in the UK has published new Commissioning Diversity Guidelines, committing to ensure at least 20% of its editorial decision-makers are from ethnically diverse backgrounds. Production companies must meet two different sets of on and...
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Sky lauches £500k short form doc fund. Looks for content from under represented groups.

Sky has launched its first documentary shorts fund, which will offer £500,000 ($625,000) to fund programming from underrepresented communities.The scheme, which is a partnership between Sky Documentaries and APX Content Ventures (part of French ad and...
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Valerie Complex On Being Black At Cannes: How Microaggressions Marred My Festival Experience

After attending the Cannes Film Festival in 2019 as a freelance film critic, I was excited to go this time as a film critic and reporter for Deadline. I knew that access would be different with a powerful platform and that my workload would double in...
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Exodus of women of colour from the BBC

Variety published an exclusive article detailing an exodus of women of colour from the BBC. The full article can be read here​
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Lack of real progress in diversity in UK television

The Creative Diversity Network has released their fifth annual report analysing data gathered through the Diamond diversity monitoring system in the UK television sector.The long-term analysis reveals that “despite well-meaning initiatives across the...
By Nick

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