Marcus Ryder Guest ContributorIn an exclusive guest column for Variety, writer and academic Marcus Ryder, co-author of the book “Access All Areas – The Diversity Manifesto for TV and Beyond,” reflects on a recent diversity test introduced in the U.K.
and interrogates what’s considered an “authentic” representation. I worked at the BBC for 24 years, eight years as a senior executive in Scotland.
One of the most “W1A” moments (a popular sitcom that poked fun at the corporation’s PC bureaucracy) of my time there was when a task force from London came to have a meeting with staff in Scotland.
The meeting was to discuss what “authentic” Scottish portrayal in our programs should look like.After discussions about the fact that it had nothing to.Read more on variety.com