//Industry checklists for positive change

Industry checklists for positive change

Following our Raising Our Game conference on 7 February 2017 and using what we heard from voices from within the industry, not only workers, but also employers, leaders, and stakeholders, on how we can work towards a shared, future-oriented framework of accountability, we have published a series of checklists.

These checklists of recommended measures are aimed at realising positive change across the screen sector, from entry-level to leadership positions. The checklists are designed to provide a series of recommendations and guidelines aimed at different stakeholders within the sector, with the aim of creating positive change.

We know that many of the issues facing parents and carers – and particularly those who identify as female – in the screen sector are shared across the wider community. Ours is not the only employment sector to experience inequalities and discrimination relating to the issue of caregiving. We also know that there are differences between the working cultures and practices across film and television.

We urge all members of the screen sector to develop and use a language of openness, accountability and zero-tolerance with regards to all employment discrimination and exclusion, and to pass that on to future film and television professionals.

Please use and share these checklists and credit Raising Films accordingly. Click on the images or buttons below to download the associated checklist as a PDF file.

Checklist for companies and organisations (pdf)
Recommendations for INDIVIDUALS
Checklist for employers (pdf)
Recommendations for EMPLOYERS on singular and/or short-term projects
Checklist for companies and organisations (pdf)
Recommendations for larger COMPANIES & ORGANISATIONS across the commercial & state-funded sectors
Checklist for Guilds, Standards & Schemes (pdf)
Recommendations for GUILDS, STANDARDS & SCHEMES

Raising Films has carried out a number of major industry surveys and research, you can read about this work and download the associated reports below.


We Need To Talk About Caring

This piece of industry research from Raising Films (supported by Carers UK) surveyed people who are working, or who have worked, in the screen industries and who currently have caring responsibilities or have had caring responsibilities in the past.


Raising Our Game

Raising Our Game is our most wide-reaching piece of research – a report that examines and underlines the effects that the casualisation of labour combined with a lack of knowledge around rights and best practice, and often underlined by the assumption that working in the sector is a ‘privilege’, have had on our workforce.


Making It Possible survey

In 2015 Raising Films started a conversation about the challenges faced by parents and carers working in film and television. Now, we’re proud to present what we’ve learned with the results of our survey — the first nationwide look into the impact of caring on career development across the industry.

Header image: Raising Films’ family-friendly panel event at London Short Film Festival, Hackney Attic, January 2017, with Jessica Levick (and daughter), Emma Sullivan, Manjinder Virk and So Mayer. Photograph © Maria Cabrera.

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