British Society of Cinematographers
Diversity Equity and Inclusion
The importance and value of diversity and inclusion in the Film and Television industry within the past few years has been recognised by every major UK broadcaster, streamer, and production company.
Diversity is not a simple “nice to have”, nor should it be viewed as just a “catchphrase”, or an “arduous imposition”. But rather it should be viewed as an essential part of working practices for any modern industry which increases the palette of possibility and opportunities.
In Film & Television however, it is only recently that the value of diversity has been widely recognised in the technical areas from production through to post-production. Historically cinematographers and crew have been drawn from a narrow field of view and the industry has missed out on the diverse pool of talent who have been excluded from opportunities to develop. This not only limits the career opportunities of people from under-recognised groups but can restrict the creative possibilities of the craft as different perspectives and cultures are excluded from fully contributing.
The BSC DE&I committee embraces change and has seven key aims: