In partnership with the Screen Industries Growth Network (SIGN) and Screen Alliance North with support of the BFI awarding National Lottery funding, Screen Yorkshire is challenging the lack of diversity amongst Script Editors in the region. Through our range of talent development programmes, we have repeatedly come across a significant lack of opportunity and availability of Script Editors from diverse backgrounds, despite the narrative in the screen industries evidently showing that they are in high demand. This is further evidenced by research; behind the camera, contributions by Black, Asian and minority ethnic people had fallen from 8.6% in 2018-19 to 5.9% in 2019-20 (Creative Diversity Network, 2021). Furthermore, only 5.2% of those working off-screen in the industry identify as disabled (Diamond Report, 2020).
ScriptEd provides hands-on training, industry insight and provides selected participants with paid placements to equip them with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in Script Editing.