Line up completed for BECTU-organised event in Salford

Neville LawrenceNeville Lawrence – father of Stephen Lawrence, whose name is central to race relations in the UK – is to underline the importance of attaining a truly diverse media when he delivers a keynote address at Move Up North in Salford on Wednesday.

Move on Up North is a diversity event for BAME professionals organised by BECTU in partnership with the BBC and Creative Skillset. The event plays an important role in efforts to improve representation in employment in the broadcast and film sectors; this year’s event is the 10th in the series which was first launched in 2003.

More than 140 BAME professionals have registered to take part on the day. They will meet with 80 executives from the BBC, ITV, independent production companies, Al Jazeera, Sony Broadcasting, Creative Skillset, Creative England and crewing and facilities companies.

One-to-one appointments will enable candidates to pitch ideas, to seek advice and importantly to make industry contacts which are so vital to success.

The programme also includes several workshops covering digital storytelling, pitching, new technology, training and succeeding as a freelance.

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