PACT Pre Panel Breakfast: Where Diversity meets Creativity


Thursday 16 November, 9:00 am

End Time: 10:00 am

The Works


Where Diversity meets Creativity- empowering inclusivity in the media sector. 

PACT and Belfast Media Festival warmly invite you to a breakfast prior to this essential panel at the 14th Belfast Media Festival.

With Diversity representation one of the key driving forces for change across media production, our panel discusses the local sector’s role in helping create that positive change. Chair Lata Sharma and panellists Paula Campbell (CINE, Northern Ireland Screen), Gerard Stratton (Triplevision Productions), Gavin Halpin ( Paper Owl Films) and Emma Patterson-Bennett ( BBCNI ) discuss how this can be achieved. The panel also shares how the TV Access Project (TAP) has brought together ten UK broadcasters and streamers (including BBC, Channel 4, ITV, SKY, Apple, UKTV, Channel 5 & Discovery.) to ensure access provision for Disabled talent.

Please join us from 9am On Thursday 16th November at The MAC, Exchange Street,  Belfast, 

Breakfast will be served from 9am at The Works, ( 4th Floor)

Pact is the UK screen sector trade body representing and supporting independent production and distribution companies. We help our members grow their businesses domestically and internationally.

PACT are proud to be involved in wider industry initiatives to improve diversity and inclusion across the sector, including being a founding member of the Creative Diversity Network, and part of the Coalition For Change.In 2021 we partnered with DiVA to help our members take part in the Government’s Kickstart Scheme, offering new opportunities for young, underrepresented talent to gain work and experience in our industry.

  • Our D&I support for Pact Members includes:
  • tailor-made Inclusion Tool for indies
  • -D&I events, workshops and training
  • Pact Indie Diversity Scheme for new talent
  • Pact Next Level Alumni Mentoring Scheme
  • D&I resources such as monitoring and policy templates

The Pact Diversity scheme is now in its 10th year. It brings in and supports underrepresented talent in Scotland and in London. Click here for more details.