An inclusive culture for our members and trainees

The Production Guild aims for its services to be delivered equitably and meet the diverse needs of our members. We also strive to provide equal access to opportunities to those entering the industry.

Supporting inclusivity within the production industry

The Production Guild promotes equality and diversity within its membership and through all of our training courses and events. Our aim is to promote an inclusive culture for all our members, staff and trainees.

We do this by respecting and valuing individual differences and not treating our members, staff or trainees differently on the basis of race, ethnicity, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, education, experience, opinion, belief or any other factor.

The Production Guild recognises the difficulties many new entrants face when trying to find work in the film and TV drama industry. We aim to find new routes into the production industry for people from all backgrounds and to open them up to as many people as possible.


The Production Guild works in partnership with the charity MAMA YOUTH. The organisation aims to increase diversity in the TV and film industry and curb unemployment for young people.

We support Mama Youth through a number of initiatives, including raising money for them at The Production Guild awards. Our primary aim is to help raise the profile of their work and the skills of their trainees to Production Guild members and the film and TV drama industry as a whole.

Training for under represented groups

The Production Guild runs training programmes for under represented groups in the film and TV drama industry to enable them to gain the knowledge and contacts required to undertake an entry level role in film or TV.

At the end of the course we invite our members to meet the trainees at a networking drinks evening. This helps the trainees to establish possible work opportunities and assist our members in recruiting a diverse team for their production.


IntoFilm - 
have an extensive catalogue of Resources and News and Views articles relating to the different elements of diversity - read more

BFI Diversity Standards Resourcesread more

BFI diversity and inclusion - read more

The UK Screen Alliance in conjunction with Animation UK and Access VFX has published a major new report into inclusion and diversity in the UK’s VFX, animation and post-production sectors. read more.

Creative Diversity Networkread more

Creative Accessread more 

Mama YouthMAMA Youth Project (MYP) - aims to equip young people from 18-25 years of age with the skills and experience to secure long-term, fulfilling employment in the TV and media industry -

TriForce Creative Network - opening doors to the industry to people from all walks of life and providing a trusted and viable avenue for the industry to discover diverse talent. For more information go to

Iconic Steps  - a social enterprise which gives hard-to-reach young people unique and exciting opportunities to develop essential skills through media training in order to prepare them for employment -

Four Corners - committed to improving the diversity of the film/TV industry by encouraging BAME, female, disabled people and those from disadvantaged backgrounds to seek a career in this field. Please contact Four Corners on or call 0208 981

Raising Films - supports parents and carers working in the UK screen industries by challenging the demands these industries make on them, by providing a communal voice through publishing testimonials, surveys, reports and interventions, and by working with industry partners and the wider film and television community to ensure solutions are enacted, by lobbying, providing information, educating and signposting.

I had had an interest in the TV and film industry for a while when I found out that the Production Guild were running a short course, which I was delighted to secure a place on. The tutor and guest speakers provided valuable advice and different ways to break into the industry including CV tips. Following on from the course I was able to get my first production role. I am excited to have started my career within the industry and I am enjoying every moment. Thank you Production Guild for this great opportunity.

Huong Canh, Trainee - Opening Doors Runner Training

London Film Festival Who's in your crew panelists 2017

On Friday 8th September, the BFI held a Who's in your crew panel at the London Film Festival. The event was introduced by Jen Smith, head of inclusion at the BFI and chaired by Alison Small, chief executive of the Production Guild.

Meet the panellists
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