Register now for Black Screen Office nationwide consultations to develop best practices

Black Screen Office
Rachel-Young

Rachel Young

Outreach and Engagement Lead

The Black Screen Office (BSO), in partnership with Telefilm Canada, has launched a new national consultation focused on the representation of Black, People of Colour, LGBTQ2+ and Persons with Disabilities in screen-based sectors called Being Seen: A Directive for Authentic and Inclusive Content.

These consultations are aimed at advising members of the industry on how they can work with communities other than their own, work with culturally sensitive content, identify when a story is theirs to tell and create content that avoids stereotypes.

Each consultation will be a virtual conversation between the general public and industry members to seek their input on how they want to be seen and represented in film, television and interactive digital media.

Registration is now open for the following sessions:

English

French

Similarly, following a national consultation process, imagineNATIVE commissioned the On-Screen Pathways and Protocols media production guide to working with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities, cultures, concepts and stories which was published in 2019. It provides cultural principles and key findings from the consultations and best practices for filmmakers, production companies and funders when depicting Indigenous content on screen, and how communities can be collaborative partners.

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