Samantha Brayson, Accountant

If people in powerful positions continue to hire and cast only people who look like them, sound like them, come from the same neighborhoods they grew up in, they will never have a greater understanding of experiences different from their own. They will hire the same models, curate the same art, cast the same actors over and over again and we will all lose" Beyonce Knowles-Carter

I have worked in the industry for 3 years after bridging my accounting qualification with the NFTS Production Accounting for film diploma and I love it beyond words. However, the 2018 words of one of the world's most influential women, businesswoman, mother, and performer still ring scarily true. So much work still needs to be done and I'm passionate about being actively involved in this group to support positive change and inclusion in this industry. Having different voices at the table is so important for so many reasons from eradicating stereotyping to enhancing creativity.

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