Below is a list of potential sources of further information. You may in some circumstances also wish to consult a lawyer, trade association or union.
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- Skillset / UK Film Council Production Workforce Survey - This report, compiled by Skillset and the UK Film Council, gives a detailed snapshot of people working in feature film production.
- UK Film Council Statistical Yearbooks - The Research and Statistics Unit analyses national data on the film and video industry annually. The data, published in the Statistical Yearbook, includes the exhibition and distribution sectors as well as film production.
- Cinema & Television Benevolent Fund - CTBF is the industry charity of the film, cinema, commercial television and affiliated industries. It exists to relieve hardship and suffering and assist those in need.
- Equality and Human Rights Commission - Body now responsible for all aspects of equality and human rights
Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (BERR) - Employment Matters
Diversity Link - Provides news, networks, articles and links, on all aspects of diversity
Diversity Jobs - Recently launched jobs portal connecting proactive recruiters with diverse candidates.
Production Base - the industry's network for people working in TV, Film and commercial production.
My Diversity.Com - The UK's largest diversity job board.
- DTI Work Experience Guidelines (via Skillset website) - The DTI and HM Revenue and Customs have published guidelines for work experience in the television industry. These guidelines have been co-ordinated by Skillset and have relevance across all of the audio visual industries.
- Independent Film Trust - The IFT was set up to advance the cause of independent film-making by various means. They support ventures and initiatives that encourage an interest in film production and help emerging talent to develop and express themselves.
- OFCOM - Equal opportunities: a toolkit for broadcasters - Contains practical advice, examples of best practice and other suggestions designed to help broadcasters (and production companies) benefit from the experiences of others in promoting equal opportunities.
- Pact - This trade association has published a Diversity Guide for its members, which gives guidance on recruitment employment best practice.
- TIGER - Tailored Interactive Guidance on Employment Rights
- WorkLine - Offers advice on the website, through a confidential phone number or email. Workline is sponsored by the UK Film Council and Women in Film and Television, and supported by Goodman Derrick LLP (Employment Lawyers).
- Business Link - Promotes the benefits of employing a mixed-age workforce.
- Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have variety of Age Positive publications for download.
- Employers Forum on Age - An independent network of leading employers who recognise the value of an age diverse workforce.
- Broadcasting and Creative Industries Disability Network (BCIDN) - See the publication, 'Make a difference: ideas for including disabled people in broadcasting and film' by the BCIDN, part of the Employers Forum on Disability.
The Cinema Exhibitors' Association publishes 'Best Practice Guidelines for the Provision of Services to Disabled Customers and the Employment of Disabled People'. To request a copy, call 020 7734 9551 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Directgov - Disabled People - Government site offering information on a range of topics.
- Equality and Human Rights Commission - Body now reponsible for all strands of equality
- Employers Forum on Disability - Leading employers' organisation focused on disability as it affects business.
- Job Centre Plus - Access to Work - Offers practical advice and grants to help overcome difficulties resulting from disability.
- Equality and Human Rights Commission - Body now responsible for all strands of equality
- Women and Equality Unit - This Government site provides statitics, resources and information on women and equality issues.
- Women in Film and Television - A membership association that exists to protect and enhance the status, interests and diversity of women working at all levels in the film, television and digital media industries.
- WorkLine - Offers advice on the website, through a confidential phone number or email. Workline is sponsored by the UK Film Council, Skillset and Women in Film and Television, and supported by Goodman Derrick LLP (Employment Lawyers).
- Equality and Human Rights Commission - Body now reposnsible for all strands of equality
- Cultural Diversity Network (CDN) - a network of UK broadcasters promoting cultural diversity both on and off-screen.
- Ethnic Minority Business Forum - On the BERR site.
Religion or belief
- Multifaithnet - an online service of The Multi-Faith Centre at the University of Derby. The site contains information and resources on the main world religions.
- Stonewall - a campaign organisation for for lesbians, gay men and bisexuals.
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