We speak to the those within advertising spearheading attempts to create industry equality around the issues of race, gender, disability, class and more.
Great Guns director Meena Ayittey exclusively premieres her hour-long documentary discussing what is it like to be Black and working in the UK advertising industry, alongside an in-depth Q&A on its creation.
A playwright-turned-director, Kimi Howl Lee focuses on heritage, truth, and the strengths (and struggles) of presenting a story that is exceptionally unique.
Korrie Powell's new film and photographic project, RAGE, is a powerful, self-reflective exploration of the relationship between Black men and masculinity. Here, the young director and photographer delves into the meanings behind the film, and the reasons for making it.
With gender equality being a primary concern in live-action production, Final Frontier EP Julieta Zajaczkowski asks if enough is being done in the commercial animation sector.
As we continue our diversity focus across October, director Martin Smith discusses the topic of disability within advertising. With the industry rightly examining its failures to address issues of race, gender and class inclusion, Smith wonders why, up to now, the signs for disabled inclusivity have not been good.
Strong, indefatigable, heroic... Black people are seen as tough customers because, well, they'd have to be to progress in a world - and in an industry - where the odds are stacked against them. But, argues Siân Blackman, Senior Account Manager at Creativebrief, being seen as strong could ultimately be a weakness in the fight for equality.
The daughter of Ghanaian immigrants, Meena Ayittey eschewed her parents’ conventional career aspirations to forge a successful career in the creative industries. Recently signed to Great Guns, she finds rich filmic inspiration in the concept of racism, from her heartrending tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement to a new documentary lifting the lid on creatives of colour and the challenges of adland.
From Hook and Line, owner Bryan Senti and partner Abby Diamond collaborate on an essay that reflects how music companies need to step up to match their audio talent to the ad content.
Park Pictures director Justyna Obasi cites the 'next level convenience' of a certain Apple product, loves a particular 'socially critical and entertaining' TV show, and though recognises advertising's progress with regards diversity, says there's a lot more that can still be done.
The impetus to affect change is growing, but are businesses and brands walking the walk or just talking the talk? Tim Cumming speaks to a range of industry leaders, directors and activists pursuing the goal of a level playing field in the creative industries.
In the months since the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, many of us have confronted our industry’s continued sidelining of BIPOC talent—and the realities are harsh. Managing Partner of m ss ng p eces, Kate Oppenheim, reflects on how leaders can change the industry for the better, right now.
Tiffany Persons, Director of Empathy at David & Goliath LA, shares her love for documentaries, her reliance on "the greatest multi-purpose wonder-product in the world", and talks about the difference between inclusion and being included.
GCRS' Sound Designer Munzie Thind cites a perfick comedy and a recent rave retrospective as two of his inspirations and, for our diversity focus, he reveals his experiences of working in the advertising industry in the early 90s.
As we begin our month-long focus on diversity within the industry, Shanandore Robinson, a Brixton Finishing School graduate, shares her experiences of trying to break into an industry that isn't always as welcoming as it could be.
As health and beauty advertising changes with our habits, and the ever-ailing high-street given a Covid death sentence, industry leaders tell us how the industry keeps fit.
We tidied our bedrooms and Zoomed around the world to chat to the Gold-winning directors from this year's competition about what picking up a YDA really means.
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