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Recognising the intersectional discrimination faced by people of colour and individuals from under-represented groups, in the media, and employing them whenever possible in a manner that retains brand and/or story authenticity, will facilitate employment and create a stronger pipeline for better representation in the media.
- Consistent with story/campaign/brand authenticity and achieving a high-quality result, the team shall affirmatively seek opportunities to cast individuals from under-represented groups in all projects, specifically black people, people of colour; disabled people; people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans or Queer; people over 40.
- The individual(s) responsible for hiring the crew involved with shoots will consider people from under-represented groups for off screen positions, specifically black people, people of colour; disabled people; people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans or Queer. For example, production, hair, make-up, styling, photography, assistance and catering.
- All reasonable efforts will be made to ensure individuals involved can access the location for working/shooting, and have access to a disabled toilet. Not all disabilities are visible, so the team will ensure they are aware of what each individual will require, including ample time.