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Inspirational Woman: Maeve McLoughlin | Development AP, Stellify Media

Maeve McLoughlin studied a Masters in TV production at the University of Chester in the mid 2000s, but with a recession in play at that time, jobs within the media industry were scarce, and hard to come by. She began to carve out a career within the fitness and health industry. After ten years Maeve...
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Whatever your background – the TV industry needs you

Television has notoriously been a white male-dominated industry. This is especially true of the factual genre, which is where I work. There has been a move to change this but we have huge strides to reach a more equal footing for women. As recently reported only  a handful of companies pay women the same as...
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GLAAD study finds LGBT characters on TV at a record high, but lacking diversity

New research from GLAAD has discovered a record high for TV in LGBT characters, but still a lack of diversity. The 22nd annual ‘Where We Are On TV’ report from GLAAD collects data on the diversity and representation of LGBT characters on television. It reports the number of LGBTQ characters on cable networks and streaming...
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Plus-sized women still severely underrepresented at Film and TV awards

A study has discovered that plus-size women are underrepresented when it comes to being nominated for Film and TV awards. Analysis by fashion retailer navabi discovered that, in the last five years, plus-size women received only 10 per cent of all female acting nominations. This research comes despite the average UK woman being a size 16...
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“Coronation Street needs more Black and Asian writers”, says show boss

Coronation Street needs more diversity both onscreen and behind the camera, it’s producer, Kate Oates has admitted. Oates, who took over as boss of the ITV soap last year, told Radio Times: “In terms of reflecting diversity and showing black and Asian characters, yes, we absolutely need to do more of it. And we need...
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Doctor Who

Jodie Whittaker is the first ever female Doctor Who

The BBC announced over the weekend that Jodie Whittaker will become the 13th Doctor, making her the first woman in history to take the role. Whittaker is best known for starring alongside a former Doctor Who, David Tennant in Broadchurch. She will make her first appearance as the Doctor this Christmas. The Broadchurch star follows Peter...
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Britain’s Next Top Model’s first transgender contestant ‘didn’t understand what trans was’

Talulah-Eve-Brown is the first transgender contestant in Britain’s Next Top Model history, opening up to Ferne Cotton about her struggles growing up. The 22-year old model appeared on ITV’s Lorraine to discuss her transition. Sitting down with Fearne Cotton, Talulah recalled her experiences growing up, and the positive response she got from her fellow BNTM contestants...
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Reese Witherspoon & Nicole Kidman

Reese Witherspoon & Nicole Kidman on female roles

In a press tour for their upcoming HBO TV show ”Big Little Lies”, the Reese Witherspoon & Nicole Kidman discussed realistic roles for women. The duo, alongside their other female co-stars Zoe Kravtiz, Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern, decided to take the project due to the opportunity to put diverse female characters on screen. The...
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