So, Lawrence of Arabia walks into a gay bar in the Nefud Desert with a paraplegic, a disadvantaged youth, an angry Women's Studies student, a quadroon, a tranny (external - login to view)...
Movie companies have been told they must meet new targets for ethnic minority, gay and female characters on screen to be eligible for future funding from the British Film Institute. The BFI, Britain's largest public film fund, announced a "Three Ticks" scheme to ensure diversity in films and behind the scenes as it set out new rules for funding.Cheezy crisps on a bike..
On screen, at least one lead character must be "positively reflecting diversity", with the story more likely to receive funding if it "explicitly and predominantly explores issues of identity relating to ethnicity or national origins, a specific focus on women, people with disabilities, sexual identity, age and people from a socially disadvantaged background".Good. Because there aren't nearly enough tiresome, pc-propaganda lectures disguised as films.
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British Film Institute tells filmmakers to tick new diversity targets or miss funding - Telegraph (external - login to view)
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