Top tips on content and portrayal
- Think about developing film content to appeal to audiences that are currently under-served or under-represented.
- Don't underestimate what audiences will want to see. Audiences have a wide variety of preferences and expectations.
- Think creatively about where to find original writers, directors and actors.
- Look outside your usual contacts and ask advice from people from a broad range of backgrounds.
- Consider consulting experts if you are developing an idea outside your direct experience, or that might have political or social implications.
- Consider how you can make your characters fully-rounded, complex and convincing. This is particularly important when depicting characters from groups that are rarely seen on screen.
- Think about how you can populate the film with principal characters, walk-on and supporting artists, to give a credible representation of the make-up of society.
- Be open-minded about the type of actor who could take a particular role.
- Make sure your casting is open and accessible to the widest pool of talent.
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