ITV2 has ordered four BAME-friendly comedy and entertainment specials, commissioned by recently appointed digital channels boss Rosemary Newell and entertainment commissioning editor Asif Zubairy. The one-offs, which will air in the run up to the MOBO awards on ITV2 next month, are all fronted and produced by BAME talent.
Hat Trick Productions is on the look out for production talent to work on a new access doc series working with a dog rescue charity. The 20 episode multi-narrative fromat will air in a 5-6pm slot. See below for more info on the roles available:
Amma Asante, Tom Hiddleson, Freida Pinto and John Boyega are among 683 new filmmakers to be invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in what the Oscar-awarding body has described as its largest and most diverse membership drive ever. Of the prospective new Academy members, 46 per cent are women and 41 per cent are people of colour.
BBC Three has picked up Kayode Ewumi's viral mocumentary series Hood Documentary. Created along with Tyrell Williams, the series follows deluded wannabe Grime MC Roll Safe (played by Ewumi) as he guides viewers around the 'hood' and on his road to apparent stardom.
British actor Malachi Kirby is set to star in an episode of Netflix’s keenly anticipated new season of Charlie Brooker’s anthology series Black Mirror with Jakob Verbruggen directing. The episode is called Men Against Fire, although plotlines are being kept closely under wraps.