Diversity in the Entertainment Industry is this years hot topic. Countless bloggers and industry observers have pointed out the lack of black faces at this years movie and tv award ceremonies, but that’s just the beginning of the story. When did you last see a black cameraman, lighting technician, stage manager? There are huge questions here.
Should the established industry be doing more to engage with ethnic groups? Maybe they don’t want to talk to us? Why is that?
And what about Bollywood? Is it an argument that British born Asians are availing themselves of technical training and work experience opportunities here in the UK then transporting themselves and their skills back to the East? Is this true? What do we think about this?
Crewclass believes that it is a matter of fact that ethnic equality has been achieved, both onstage and in the studio, in the music industry. But in the staging and event production industry, at “ground level”, we have a long way to go.
Is the UK backstage production industry perceived as institutionally racist?
What are your thoughts?