Mike Eley BSC: “A Positive Influence”

Last year, this magazine celebrated its 100th Issue. In that issue, the President’s Perspective was written not by me but instead by cinematographer and educator Tunji Akinsehinwa. He talked about the challenges that he and others had confronted while trying to make their way in the film and TV industry. As he put it, “racial … Read more

IMAGO’s D&I Committee joins forces with Digital Orchard Foundation to discuss diversity

At Camerimage festival, IMAGO’s D&I Committee joined forces with Digital Orchard Foundation to talk with a phenomenal group of peers and experts about the reality of diversity and inclusion for mid-career filmmakers in 2020. They spoke from personal experience about barriers that go overlooked, facts that are silenced, implicit biases that need to change, and … Read more

Production Guild of Great Britain launches diversity and inclusion action group

The Production Guild of Great Britain (PGGB) has launched a new Diversity and Inclusion Action Group (DIAG) comprises 25 PGGB members working in high level positions in a range of fields across film and TV production including production office, accounts, locations, assistant directing, post-production and VFX. Members will share personal testimonies of barriers or discrimination … Read more

Embracing diversity

In so many surveys on gender and diversity representation, both in front of and behind the camera, the percentages are both staggeringly low and hardly changing. This is out-of-touch and misrepresents the world we actually live in. Misrepresenting the world does us all a disservice, it’s clearly an “us” issue. Equality is good for everyone … Read more

Diversity – the spice of life

Diversity – the spice of life President’s perspective / Barry Ackroyd Diversity – the spice of life President’s perspective / Barry Ackroyd The diversity storm that stirred this year’s Oscar ceremony has already begun to ring the changes. But who would have thought that the first responder would have been Thomas The Tank Engine? Yes, … Read more

Cause for celebration

Cause for celebration Letter from America / Richard Crudo ASC Cause for celebration Letter from America / Richard Crudo ASC Discover the 2015 Camerimage Festival of Cinematography, through the first-time experiences of Richard Crudo ASC, president of the ASC. If you’re not aware of the Camerimage International Film Festival, you ought to be. And if … Read more