The Evening Standard

BFI launches campaign to improve industry treatment of disabled people

July 30, 2020

The British Film Institute has launched a campaign calling on the screen industry to improve its treatment of disabled talent behind and in front of the camera.

Its Disability Screen Advisory Group created the idea in the hope of using the coronavirus pandemic as a chance to reset practices and create a more inclusive approach.

The short film and digital initiative, called Press Reset, urges employers to recruit responsibly, engage with the deaf and disabled communities and set targets for paid job opportunities.

Press Reset will screen during a panel event showcasing Rising Phoenix, a documentary about the Paralympic Games that will launch on Netflix on August 26.

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