This landmark event showcases Black excellence and encourages increased diversity within the UK screen industries and internationally.
Rico Johnson-Sinclair, Skills and Training Director at Warner Bros. Discovery’s CrewHQ
“There is so much potential in our industry and historically lesser opportunities for Black and Global Majority people above and below-the-line. Positive cultures are important to break down barriers of entry and progression within our industry as well as strong and sustained interventions to level the playing field. That is why events such as this are so important. Changes in our industry’s structures and systems are overdue and that starts by celebrating Black and Global Majority talent.”
Babak Jani, Head of Skills at Film London
“I am delighted to be speaking at this year’s TNB XPO and look forward to sharing exciting information about a new skills cluster in the capital,” said Jani, “this fills me with pride, sculpting new avenues for growth, innovation, and prosperity. The foundation of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is our bedrock as we cultivate the productive ground for our creative industry’s growth and employability, ushering in an era of boundless possibilities.”
Sessions confirmed include:
Attendees will have a chance to hear from Black creatives, animators and filmmakers currently forging a career path as Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN) return with their latest cohort of Black-identifying animators.
Plus BECTU, Doc Society, Renaissance Studios and more, talking about their interventions and schemes to create a more open industry whilst Warner Bros. Discovery, in particular, will revisit the success of their Black Britain Unspoken programme, a filmmaking initiative that provides Black British storytellers, filmmakers and creatives space to share perspectives and experiences of being Black and British.
With a fantastic line-up of talks, screenings, pitching, and networking, TNB XPO gives Black creatives and industry professionals a chance to exchange ideas, fill gaps in recruiting and develop a genuinely inclusive filmmaking ecosystem. Our vision is to help the wider industry become more diverse, resulting in box office success and social impact.
At TNB XPO you can meet talented Writers, Directors, Producers, Exhibitors, Distributors, Educators and Publicists that share your ambitions for an inclusive industry and connect with future collaborators. On the fourth day, we shall rise again with our Global family from around the world, exploring co-production opportunities from within our homeland.
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