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Bali Padda at the WA Screen Industry Diversity Forum

Bali Padda at the WA Screen Industry Diversity Consultation Forum

As part of Screenwest’s commitment to foster greater diversity in the Western Australian screen industry, we’re asking the community to participate in an online survey. It will take about 10 minutes to complete, and closes on Saturday 31 December, 2016. If the survey link doesn’t work, copy and paste this address into your browser:

The survey is part of a consultation process, in the development of a WA Screen Industry Diversity Plan , and follows a facilitated diversity forum that was held on Monday 5 December, 2016. Participants in the forum heard from a range of guest speakers including Screen Australia’s Graeme Mason, Screenwest Chair Janelle Marr, and Actor, Producer and Co-Chair of the Equity Diversity Committee Bali Padda, and were part of a round-table workshop. Thanks to everyone who attended the workshop – it was a great turn-out.

We’ve also released a discussion paper, Developing a Western Australian Screen Industry Diversity Plan. The paper has found that West Australians are extraordinarily diverse, with more of the population born overseas than the national average, a slightly higher percentage are Indigenous, and one in five West Australians have a disability. However, WA’s screen content and screen practitioner community doesn’t reflect the State’s diversity – meaning that the talents, vision and stories of certain parts of the community aren’t making it to screen.

If you have any questions regarding the plan, or the survey, please email Screenwest’s Tamara Bardas or Fortis Consulting’s Mary Gurgone.

A draft of the WA Screen Industry Diversity Plan is anticipated in early 2017.

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Posted 01 December 2016

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