New York bill to increase diversity on TV close to passing

Posted Sunday 09 Jul 2017

Great to see another approach to increasing diversity in the screen industry, this time in New York. It's the first initiative of its kind, in fact, and focuses on TV shows so the results can be seen more quickly.

"TV shows made in New York might soon be hiring more women and people of color.

"Just before adjourning for the summer, the New York state legislature passed a bill in late June that carves out $5 million of the state's $420 million film tax credit program for diversity hires in writer and director roles."

Read the full article at Huffington Post.

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Auckland Maori creatives, have your say

Posted Sunday 09 Jul 2017

Are you M?ori, living in Auckland and working in the creative sector?

Brown Pages and the M?ori business development unit of ATEED (Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development) are working together to identify and support Auckland's M?ori creative sector. But to do this, they need to know more about people in the sector.

Have your say by filling in the survey on the Brown Pages website.

If you have any questions, contact Mechele from Brown Pages on mechele.harron@gmail.com.