Birds Eye View reveals fourth round of female-focused Future Leaders in Distribution

Screen | 9/17/2019 | Michael Rosser
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UK-based gender equality agency Birds Eye View has unveiled the fourth round of its female leadership programme, which aims to address inequality at the top of the UK distribution sector and the resulting trickle-down impact.

Future Leaders in Distribution is aimed at 10 to 12 female UK executives with seven or more years’ experience in distribution and will run from September 2019 to February 2020.

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The goal is to address the gender imbalance across the UK’s male-dominated distribution sector. The initiative will comprise topics around leadership, diversity, recruitment and conflict management,

In the Creative Skillset 2017 film workforce census, only 20% of CEOs and directors in UK film distribution are female, compared to 47% of the workforce.

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The Future Leaders in Distribution for 2019/2020 include:

Mia Bays, course leader and Birds Eye View director-at-large said the programme hopes to “build a more equal film future.”

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“It’s more necessary than ever in our view, given the inequalities we know exist across the whole film value chain and the barriers and biases inherent in our sector and culture as a whole,” said Bays. “The previous cohorts have already...
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