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BMETVFM CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

Working for a better deal for disadvantaged communities


The BMETVFM Charitable Foundation is working to change the way that the media portrays many of the issues that affects ethnic minorities.

As part of this processes, we are working to encourage more people from the ethnic minorities to train for and obtain jobs within the media sector.

From The Archives


Former Minister for Broadcasting, Lord McIntosh

The then Minister for Broadcasting, Lord McIntosh was the Keynote Speaker at our 2004 Symposium which looked at the lack of representation of BAME communities in Broadcasting.


 

Our Regular Workshops

BMETVFM is about creating fairer opportunities in Creative Media & Sport and our regular workshops help to do this. We are proud that our Film and Radio Broadcasting Workshops have helped young people at risk from exclusion.

News


Adjusting the Colour Balance: A report on BAME representation among directors working in UK TV



Directors UK launched its new report on black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) directorial representation in UK television. They reveal that despite some negligible improvement over the last few years, BAME directors still face chronic levels of under-representation and under-employment.

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TV workers more diverse than the viewing public

Gay people accounted for 7 per cent of staff at the BBC and ITV compared with just 2 per cent of the population

Ethnic minorities and gay people are overrepresented in the television industry, according to an audit of diversity among Britain’s broadcasters.

The research found that white men continued to dominate senior roles at the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, while disabled people were underrepresented.

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Black, Asian and ethnic minorities are not properly represented in children's books

When you read a book, do you take notice of what ethnic or racial background the characters in it come from?

Last year 9,115 children's books were published in the UK, but only 391 of these - 4% - featured a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) character.

And the character from an ethnic minority background, was the main character in only 1% of these books.

In reality 32% of school children in England come from BAME backgrounds - so this means most of the books read aren't properly representing children in the UK.

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Diversity of UK television industry revealed

• Women, ethnic minorities and disabled people all under-represented by TV industry
• Poor monitoring is widespread: many broadcasters unaware of staff make-up
• Ofcom announces range of measures to help tackle under-representation
Broadcasters need to improve the diversity of their employees, Ofcom said today, as a major study of diversity in television finds that women, ethnic-minority groups and disabled people are all under-represented in the industry.
Read More




Adjusting the Colour Balance: A report on BAME representation among directors working in UK TV


Directors UK launched its new report on black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) directorial representation in UK television. They reveal that despite some negligible improvement over the last few years, BAME directors still face chronic levels of under-representation and under-employment.
Read More




TV workers more diverse than the viewing public

Gay people accounted for 7 per cent of staff at the BBC and ITV compared with just 2 per cent of the population
Ethnic minorities and gay people are overrepresented in the television industry, according to an audit of diversity among Britain’s broadcasters.
The research found that white men continued to dominate senior roles at the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, while disabled people were underrepresented.
Read More




Black, Asian and ethnic minorities are not properly represented in children's books

When you read a book, do you take notice of what ethnic or racial background the characters in it come from?
Last year 9,115 children's books were published in the UK, but only 391 of these - 4% - featured a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) character.
And the character from an ethnic minority background, was the main character in only 1% of these books.
In reality 32% of school children in England come from BAME backgrounds - so this means most of the books read aren't properly representing children in the UK.
Read More




Diversity of UK television industry revealed

• Women, ethnic minorities and disabled people all under-represented by TV industry
• Poor monitoring is widespread: many broadcasters unaware of staff make-up
• Ofcom announces range of measures to help tackle under-representation
Broadcasters need to improve the diversity of their employees, Ofcom said today, as a major study of diversity in television finds that women, ethnic-minority groups and disabled people are all under-represented in the industry.
Read More











Events


One Goal Football - A Triple Success

One Goal Football is am innovative, specialist youth development programme supported by Help A London Child. It was aimed at getting boys at risk...
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Digital Shoreditch Festival

London's digital and creative tech festival - with days dedicated to education and learning...
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Promoting Careers in the Film, TV & Media Industry

Actor

Art Director

Boom Operator

Cameraman

Choreographer

Composer

Costume Designer

Director

Director of Photography

Editor

Graphic Artist

Hair and Makeup Artist

Location Manager

Presenter

Producer

Production Design

Researcher

Runner

Screenwriter

Sound engineer

Stunt Director

Black & Minority Ethnic Television, Film & Media (BMETVFM) is registered in England at the Charities Commission (1099419) and is a social enterprise organisation.