BAFTA announces measures to improve diversity


BAFTA is to abolish the requirement for new applicants for membership to secure ‘proposers’ and ‘seconders’ from the existing membership as part of its goal to widen the pool of potential voters and diminish a ‘who you know’ culture. The move follows the Academy’s survey of the diversity of its membership which took place in January 2016. In addition, BAFTA will add the BFI Diversity Standards to the eligibility criteria for the Outstanding British Film and Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer award categories from 2019. To read more, click here.