Our Research & Work
The core mission of Raising Films is to champion and support parents and carers in the UK screen industries.
The film and TV industry must take action to serve its parent members better, and to increase their number. We call on the film industry to aspire to the best possible practice, to make it possible for all our voices to be heard.
We work with industry partners and the film and television community to ensure solutions are enacted, by lobbying, providing information, educating and signposting. Raising Films works with the Film & Television Charity to provide a Family Support Fund; we partner with organisations in line with our aims to amplify our mission.
We provide a communal voice for people working in the film and television industry though surveys, reports, lobbying and interventions. Our survey Making It Possible: Voices of Parents and Carers in the UK Film and Television Industry was the first-ever survey to look at the impact of parenting and caring labour for workers across the UK’s film and television sector. It reveals very clear barriers for parents and carers who work within the sector, which do not only affect women, but continue to affect them disproportionately.