“Building Inclusive Networks in the Film and Television Industry” is a nation-wide
qualitative study examining factors that contribute to the inclusion/exclusion of BIPOC
women from industry networking events.
The study looked to fill a gap in the existing literature and in our knowledge on the
subject of systemic racism in the screen industries. While most studies about diversity
and inclusion in the industry examine the production chain and hiring practices, this
study explored the informal vertical and horizontal networking opportunities, which can
affect the trajectory of one’s career in film and television.
THANK YOU TO THE REPORT'S PARTNERS AND FUNDERS:
Telefilm Canada, The Canada Media Fund, Alberta Cultural Industries, 1844 Studios, Ontario Creates, The Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation, the National Film Board of Canada, the Directors Guild of Canada, Alberta District Council, and the National Screen Institute, with the participation of Women in Film & Television – Alberta.
And to our amazing team of women behind this project.
Nauzanin Knight - Project Lead/Report Writer
Naseem Naderi - Translator/ Research Assistant (French)
Jostina Johannes - Research Assistant (English)
Fraser Porter - Transcription
Angela Taira - graphic design
Jessica Adam Smith - Editing
Mitra Knight - Business management (1844 Studios)
Samantha Quantz - business management (WIFTA)
Fami Kaur - Promotion (WIFT-A)
Romina Sarang - Promotion (1844 Studios)