Recordings of the SVG Europe Women Scotland event ‘Exploring the Scottish Skills Shortage’ are now available to watch. The event took place at The Poetry Club in Glasgow on the evening of Thursday 31 March, in association with the Scottish production company and independent outside broadcast provider QTV. It began and ended with networking and included a panel looking at the pressing need for more crew for sports broadcasters – and a more diverse crew – in Scotland.
‘Taking the high road to a diverse talent pool in Scotland’ saw Alex Gaffney, BBC Scotland, commercial and partnerships manager; Laura Dickson, City of Glasgow College, lecturer – television (media), and leader of Women in Media; Julie Robinson, QTV, senior broadcast manager; and Lucy Lake, QTV, human Resources Manager, delving into the issues at length. The session was chaired by the head of SVG Europe Women, Heather McLean.
Stewart Kyasimire, managing director of BAME-led production company, Create Anything, and head of the film and commercial BAME talent pool for people behind the camera, Reframe, explains the goals and growth of Create Anything and Reframe as well as why it is crucial to give people of colour more representation behind the scenes in sports broadcasting.