Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Camera Branch supports the equal rights and opportunities of all of its members, and indeed all members of the Camera Department, regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, disability, region, class, caring responsibilities, and/or socio-economic status. 

To refocus the efforts of the Camera Branch on issues related to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, a meeting was held on May 5th, 2020, open to everyone.  

A summary of the meeting can be found here.

The presentation given during the meeting can be found here.

For any questions, comments or concerns related to the Camera Branch’s position and our activities regarding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please email: 

camerabranchequality@gmail.com 

For any member concerns in the workplace regarding Equality issues, please contact BECTU directly on 020 7346 0900 during office hours.  Please note: you can request to speak with a female BECTU official.

Other Resources:

BECTU Equality Committees and Networks:

BECTU LGBT+ Network
Email: Robbie Young LGBT@bectu.org.uk  Twitter: @BECTULGBT

Black BECTU Network: a way for BECTU to be able to listen to the experiences and concerns of Black, Asian and minority ethnic people working in the creative industries.

BECTU Black Members Committee
BECTU’s Diversity Officer- Janice Turner:  jturner@bectu.org.uk
Watch the webinar organised by the Black Members Committee on 26th June ‘Is there hope for BAME workers in the creative industries?’ here.

BECTU Women’s Committee
Email: Emily Collin ecollin@bectu.org.uk or Caroline Hemmington chemmington@bectu.org.uk

BECTU Women’s group on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1562775410601499/ 

BECTU Young Member’s Forum
Email: Polly Avison pavison@bectu.org.uk 

BECTU’s Disabled Members’ Network
Email: Diane Lockwood dlockwood@bectu.org.uk 

 

Outside Organisations/Resources:

The British Blacklist – an online platform which celebrates African & Carribean creative professionals on the Screen and Stage, in Sound and Literature – both up front and behind the scenes

Digital Orchard Foundation

Film&TV Charity – Live online chat and 24h confidential support line: 08000540000

illluminatrix a collective of professional women cinematographers in the UK

PACT Diversity

Primetime – a global network for women working in Film and TV

Women behind the Camera – a showcase of women working behind the camera in the UK

Raising Films aims to challenge, at a structural level, the demands the film and television industry makes of all of us – to support parents and carers in the film industry.

ScreenSkills – ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills body for the screen industries. 

The TV Collective – an online resource dedicated to promoting the creative and commercial value diversity adds to the British TV and film industries.