Equality and Diversity Policy
Branded Studios recognises that diversity and inclusion help to support creativity and
innovation: they are an essential ingredient in a successful television company. We are
committed to encouraging diversity and inclusion and to ensuring there is no discrimination
in our company. We want our Branded Studios workforce, including freelancers, to be truly
representative of all sections of society. We want our company to be one in which everyone
feels respected and able to give of their best.
To that end this policy provides a framework of equality and fairness for all in our
employment. It expresses our commitment not to discriminate on the grounds of age,
disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital status (including civil partnerships), race,
ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, religion or belief and sexual orientation. We
oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.
This policy applies to employed and freelance staff and to people working on and off screen.
All freelancers and employees, whether part-time, full-time or temporary, will be treated fairly
and with respect. Selection for employment whether as a member of staff or on a freelance
basis will be on the basis of aptitude and ability. Access to opportunities for promotion,
training or any other benefit will also be on the basis of aptitude and ability. All employees
will be encouraged to develop their full potential and the talents and resources of the
workforce will be fully utilised to maximise the creativity and success of the company.
Actively seek to increase the number of people we work with who are from
groups/communities that are under-represented in the television industry as a whole,
or in particular job roles in the industry.
Review all our formal and informal employment/hiring practices and procedures to
ensure they are fair and help us to identify the best talent.
Identify and take opportunities to increase the diversity of casting decisions
Ensure reasonable adjustments are made to enable disabled people to work in or
with our company, both on and off screen.
Actively seek to increase the diversity of our talent networks.
Create an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of all our
staff and freelancers are recognised and valued.
Ensure every employee and freelancer is able to work in an environment that
promotes dignity and respect for all. We will not tolerate any form of intimidation,
bullying or harassment.
Ensure training, development and progression opportunities are available to all staff.
We will monitor the success of this policy regularly and our review our progress at least once
a year. We have developed an action plan to help us implement this policy/achieve our
specific diversity goals/targets. The person who is responsible for ensuring this action plan is
implemented is Charlotte Fantelli.
This policy is fully supported by the senior management of the company. Breaches of the
policy may be regarded as misconduct and could lead to disciplinary proceedings.