Netflix creates new diversity and inclusion role

Posted Monday 13 May 2019

Netflix is creating a new executive position that will focus on inclusion and diversity among employees, reports LATimes.com. The streaming entertainment giant has appointed Vern? Myers to the newly created role of vice president for inclusion strategy. The company said Myers will help devise and implement strategies that integrate cultural diversity, inclusion and equity into all aspects of Netflix's operations worldwide. Prior to joining Netflix, Myers worked as a consultant at the Vern? Myers Co, where she advised corporations and organizations on issues including race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation.

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Berlin Film Festival launches new competitive section

Posted Monday 13 May 2019

Pull out your most "aesthetically and structurally daring" work folks, and enter it into 'Encounters', the new section of the Berlin Film Festival! Encounters aims to support new voices in cinema, reports Screendaily.com. Starting from next year's festival, Encounters will comprise a maximum of 15 world or international premieres of fiction or documentary films at least 60 minutes in length. A three-member jury will choose winners for best film, best director and a special jury award.