Creative Diversity Network


Diversity: Ensuring a snowball effect on accessibility

Deborah Williams looks at how the pandemic has made some events more accessible and urges the industry to maintain momentum It’s that time of year where I sit down and reflect on another 12 months of pushing for greater diversity across our industry. Outwardly, 2021 was another year of high-profile commitments from platforms, broadcasters and […]

Discovery UK joins Creative Diversity Network

Discovery UK has joined the Creative Diversity Network (CDN), the industry body working to improve diversity on- and-off screen in the UK TV sector. The broadcaster will also contribute to the CDN’s Diamond initiative, collecting and reporting diversity data through its online monitoring system. The CDN brings together the main UK broadcasters to build an […]

UK broadcasters to miss disability target by seven years

UK broadcasters including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky will miss a deadline to increase the number of disabled people working in the industry by seven years, a new review has found. The Creative Diversity Network (CDN)’s independent review was initiated following the Doubling Disability campaign, which was launched in 2018 and backed by […]

Diversity: Reaching out to create bonds

In her latest column, the Creative Diversity Network’s executive director Deborah Williams urges the industry to learn from its experiences under lockdown Spring has sprung and in the UK we are starting to move out of the lockdowns and the pandemic structures that have been in place for the last year. We have seen good […]

Diversity: Taking a holistic approach

In her monthly column, the Creative Diversity Network (CDN)’s executive director Deborah Williams reflects on how Covid is affecting diversity and inclusivity across the industry. Last year ended in a way that few anticipated or hoped for. Going into another open- ended lockdown here in the UK – at a time when the industry was […]

ITV’s Paul Moore named chair of Creative Diversity Network

The Creative Diversity Network (CDN), which aims to increase diversity on and off screen within the UK’s television industry, has named ITV exec Paul Moore as its new chair. Moore, who is ITV Group communications & corporate affairs director, will take on the role from January 2021 and succeeds ViacomCBS exec Maria Kyriacou, who is […]

Diversity: Offering the right kind of support

In the latest instalment of her monthly column, the Creative Diversity Network’s executive director Deborah Williams discusses how to be a good ally in the world of diversity. I have to admit I’ve struggled immensely with the fallout of this summer. It has finally hit me that this is the new way of living and being […]

Diversity: A black life

In this new monthly column for TBI, the Creative Diversity Network’s executive director Deborah Williams reflects on her own role and explores how the industry can deliver change rather than simply talk about it A year ago, I was in Minneapolis. It was my birthday. I should have been in NYC with my mother celebrating […]

ViacomCBS’s Maria Kyriacou named chair of Creative Diversity Network

The UK’s Creative Diversity Network (CDN) has appointed ViacomCBS exec Maria Kyriacou as its new chair. Kyriacou, who is president of ViacomCBS Networks UK and Australia, succeeds Jill Offman at the organisation, which leads efforts to increase diversity on and off screen within the UK’s television industry. Offman stepped down following her departure from ViacomCBS. […]