We are currently compiling a definitive list of who’s who working within the UK’s TV, Film and Digital Industries.
Last year the UK creative industry was estimated to be worth a staggering £84 billion. Let say for instance the contribution of *BAME talent was less than half a %, that’s a sizeable amount, a contribution that should be recognised.
In this our first part, we have partnered with the University of Westminster, one of the country’s respected and leading creative media institutions. Working with Dr. David Dunkley Gyimah who leads the disLAB and lectures on various media-related issues, we pay homage to our Power Brokers: The commissioners, production companies owners, execs and creatives that keep these tills ringing. Think a GQ magazine spread meets the ‘MediaGuardian 100′; got that image? Well, that’s what we’re aiming to achieve.
We’ll be filming at their professional photographic studio, with an experienced and season professional photographer from the school in mid-July.
Aside from a digital manifestation of the project, working with the University, we are planning towards a quality hardcopy of the shoot to lands on the desk of every decision maker working in our industry who has ever questioned the abundance of talent from BAME communities.
Our list will be available to be viewed on both the TVC and University of Westminster’s site from mid-August. With hard copies being distributed to production companies and broadcasters in early September. Hard copies will also be available at this year Edinburgh TV Fest and MIPCOM.