In the News: Diversity Opportunities in Gaming and Scriptwriting

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In the news this week, ITV reports it is launching its Disabled Writers in Development programme, “aiming to elevate the talent pool of disabled writers to prepare them to be commissioned by ITV and the wider industry.” The initiative, which runs for a year, comes at the broadcaster aims to diversify its workforce, reporting that some areas of the business have increased female diversity to 52 per cent and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic diversity to 33 per cent across all levels.

In the gaming world, leading gaming careers event WASD Careers announces a partnership with Into Games, the online platform helping to make a career in the video games sector more accessible to young people in the UK, no matter their background. The show is taking place on the 17th-18th November at indoor exhibition centre Farnborough International. ​ Matt Styles Director at Roucan Events said of WASD Careers: “Working with Into Games guarantees the right direction for speaker content. We’re really pleased to be collaborating and offering the right guidance to those considering a career path in the games industry”.

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