We are at a seminal moment in Film and Television history; the industry has taken a more vocal stance against sexual harassment, inequality and intolerance than ever before.
Join BAFTA Scotland’s panellists, who through their work, their voice or their activism have furthered the conversation on gender equality. They will debate the wider issues along with your questions and examine practical solutions that could help improve access, career development and equal on screen representation in the Film and TV industries.
Deirdre Mullins is a BAFTA Scotland award winning actress. She is best known for playing series regular Naomi in Channel 4's Man Down opposite Greg Davies. Alongside actresses Elizabeth Berrington and Polly Kemp, Deirdre formed Equal Representation for Actresses (ERA) in late 2015 in a bid to achieve greater equality in representation and pay by 2020.
Rachel is a writer director and editor, her first feature, Adult Life Skills, was nominated for six BIFA’s and won two. It won the ‘Nora Ephron Prize’ at Tribeca Film Festival (2016), ‘Best Debut Screenwriter’ from the Writers Guild, the ‘Accession Award’ for Screenwriting at the East End Film Festival and was nominated for ‘Best Debut Feature Film’ by the London Critics Circle. Rachel was a BAFTA ‘Brit to Watch’ and her short film, Emotional Fusebox was nominated for a BAFTA award in 2015.
Dan Sefton is a writer of TV drama and comedy. He has written for several well-established long-running British dramas, as well as developing, writing and exec producing his own original series. His work includes Delicious with Dawn French & Emilia Fox, The Good Karma Hospital, Trust Me and The Secret Diary of a Call Girl.
Sarah is a BBC Commissioner for Short Form Comedy, her credits include, BBC Three Life Lessons (12 x 3mins), Coconut (10 x 7mins), Chinese Burn (23 min sitcom pilot) and new Sketch Show for BBC 2 Famalam
The discussion will be led by Director Karen Kelly, Award winning freelance film maker with over 50 hours of network television across a broad range of genres including Ob Doc, Specialist Factual, Drama and Current Affairs. Karen is also on the board for Directors UK as their Scottish Representative.
This event is in partnership with Glasgow Film Festival's industry programme. A limited number of tickets are available for BAFTA members.