August 31st, 2016

Diversity week

We are very excited to announce that we will be holding  our first ever Diversity week, as part of a themed week series during the autumn. We are very aware that certain groups from society are underrepresented in the TV industry both on and off screen. To highlight and encourage awareness of the issue we are planning to run a “Diversity” week at ITF from the 4th – 7th October. Sponsored by Creative Diversity Network (CDN) and other industry companies, during this week we will host a number of courses that positively tackle diversity issues in the TV industry.


4th October – Diamond Training Session:

Diamond (Diversity Analysis Monitoring Data) is an end-to-end process for collecting
and reporting diversity data. Diamond creates, for the first time, a common standard
for monitoring diversity across all the main broadcasters.

Time Slots: 10:00 – 11:30    13:45 – 15:15 FULL   15:45 – 17:45 FULL

TUTOR: Addie Orfila

4th October – Hiring disabled talent 
Lucy Hendley employment lawyer in conversation with Addie Orfila.
In this session, Lucy Hendley will discuss some success stories and explain in layman’s
terms some of the legal landscape around Employment Law: Positive Action and Tie
Break, Access to Work and Reasonable adjustments to get you fully equipped to start
hiring with confidence.

TUTOR: Lucy Hendley

Time: 12:00 to 13:00

Price: Free

5th October – Complying with broadcasters diversity guidelines:

This seminar is suitable for producers, production managers, senior management,
human resources staff and anyone in the industry wanting to know more about
employment discrimination law and how to comply with broadcaster diversity requirements
within the law.

TUTOR: Dermot Scully
Registration 09:50 Course time 13:00 – 17:00
Price: Free

6th October – Unconscious Bias:

The overall aim of the session is to provide participants with an understanding of the
nature of Unconscious Bias and how it impacts on individual and group attitudes,
behaviours and decision-making processes.

TUTOR: Suki Bains
Registration 09:50 Course time 10:00 – 13:00
Price: Free

6th October –Lunchtime Open Forum
Diverse Casting for Scripted and Factual with Carol Baffour-Awuah, Lucy Armitage and Liban Mohammed.
How do you get more diverse talent represented on and off screen? What’s the best way to find
diverse contributors? How do you target emerging diverse writers and actors? How can you persuade
commissioners to take risks?

Speakers info

Time: 13.00 to 14.00

Price: Free

CV Clinic
Is your CV stand out? Get top tips and career advice from leading TV Talent Mangers. We especially
welcome BAME, disabled and socio-economically diverse talent either new to the industry or wanting
to make that next career step. Book your 15 minute slot.

Time: 10.00 to 1400 FULL

Price: Free

7th October – Diverse Casting:

Programme-makers are increasingly being asked to cast more diversely to reflect the ethnically diverse society we live in, with projects such as Cultural Diversity Network (CDN)’s Project Diamond and Channel 4’s 360° Diversity Charter having recently launched.  This masterclass delivers a deeper understanding of this new environment through open and honest conversation, tried & tested techniques, enabling you to cast diversely with confidence.

TUTOR: Riffi Khan
Registration 09:50 Course time 10:00 – 13:00
Price: Free

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