It’s has been spread across many posts but yes it should come under one thread.
My view from the industry I work in.
The TV industry is way better than the film industry for BAME employees and freelancers, but still mainly a white dominated industry.
The film industry is seriously stuck in the 70’s, especially the construction/rigging/painters/lighting/prop departments. Absolutely dominated by gammon and their many family members. The shit you hear makes me rage, I’ve called a few out but I’m hugely outnumbered.
It’s everything from racism, sexism, homophobia you name it they hate it. And the problem is it’s institutional and passed on to the younger lot . It’s why I stick to dramas where everyone is hell of a lot more liberal and decent.
What i do know is with the gammon in their 40-60’s in the film industry, it’s going to be a long time (decades ) before there is any increase in BAME numbers . It fucking stinks .
More positive for BAME TV is BBC’s “I may destroy you” by Michaela Cole. She wrote , directed and stars in the drama and did her upmost to have as many BAME cast and crew as possible.
It was refreshing. But still mainly white dominated and most of the sets and props were built by myself and 2 others . All white . There doesn’t seem to be many BAME tv/film set builders but things will change hopefully.
Separately we have such a long way to go for racism to be quashed especially in those over 40. Just look at your local newspaper website comments sections especially for BLM protest , just gammon denying it’s important, screaming fake news etc. Very disheartening.
The future is with the kids who’ve made it normal having friends of all creeds and colour through social media . That with celebs, sports stars and influencers it makes them question and challenge their older family/relatives views/ways and hopefully change them to a better extent.