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C21’s Big Picture is an ongoing initiative to support positive change in and through the content business across four key areas of focus: inclusivity & diversity, sustainability & environment, business practice & operations, and content & storytelling.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

104 Films

Creating a tectonic shift in the representation of disabled people both in front of and behind the camera. CLICK FOR 104 FILMS

Array

Founded in 2011 by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, Array is a multi-platform arts and social impact collective dedicated to narrative change. CLICK FOR ARRAY

BoomSatsuma

Closing the gap between education and the creative industries. CLICK FOR BOOMSATSUMA

CAPE

Championing diversity by empowering Asian American and Pacific Islander artists and leaders in entertainment and media. CLICK FOR CAPE

ColorCreative

A management company dedicated to supporting diverse creators and producing inclusive content. CLICK FOR COLORCREATIVE

Creative Diversity Network

CDN exists to enable the UK Broadcasting industry to increase diversity and inspire inclusion. CLICK FOR CDN

Deaf & Disabled People in TV (DDPTV)

A disabled-led organisation dedicated to elevating off-screen Deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent talent within the TV industry. CLICK FOR DDPTV

Define American

A culture change organization that uses the power of narrative to humanize conversations about immigrants. CLICK FOR DEFINE AMERICAN

Geena Davis Institute

Working to mitigate unconscious bias while creating equality, fostering inclusion and reducing negative stereotyping in entertainment and media. CLICK FOR GDI

GLAAD Media Institute

Turning education into armour for today’s culture war in order to incite real cultural change. CLICK FOR GLAAD

MAMA Youth Project

The project recruits, trains and nurtures young people between 18-25 years of age from under-represented or disadvantaged groups. CLICK FOR MAMA YOUTH

media parents

Helping freelance working parents by putting all the short term, part time and job share media into one place. CLICK FOR MEDIA PARENTS

Mushroom Media

Working to create a more sustainable, diverse and accessible media industry. CLICK FOR MUSHROOM MEDIA

Outfest Screenwriting Lab

One of the industry’s premier incubators for up-and-coming storytellers who are looking to challenge the status quo. CLICK FOR OUTFEST

Participant

A leading global media company dedicated to entertainment that inspires audiences to engage in positive social change. CLICK FOR PARTICIPANT

Punch

Punch is the UK’s leading Music and Arts agency who have a commitment to working with Black Music, Arts and Culture. CLICK FOR PUNCH

Realness Institute

Inspiring A new wave of African cinema. CLICK FOR REALNESS INSTITUTE

Storyline Partners

A diverse collection of organizations advocating for authentic entertainment narratives and nuanced storytelling in popular culture. CLICK FOR STORYLINE PARTNERS

The British Blacklist

A new way to connect with black creative talent across the industry in the UK. CLICK FOR THE BRITISH BLACKLIST

The Disabled Artists Networking Community (DANC)

Working with and bringing together professional disabled artists and key change makers in the industry to take a solution-focussed approach. CLICK FOR DANC

The Film and TV Charity

A 24/7 support line for anyone working behind the scenes in film, TV or cinema. CLICK FOR THE FILM AND TV CHARITY

The Kusp

Creating opportunities for diverse and underrepresented creatives in fashion, film and television industries. CLICK FOR THE KUSP

The Netflix Fund for Creative Equity

A dedicated effort to help build new opportunities for underrepresented communities within entertainment. CLICK FOR FUND FOR CREATIVE EQUITY

The TV Collective

A community of networking TV professionals of colour; connecting our members to paid opportunities, the industry and each other. CLICK FOR THE TV COLLECTIVE

The TV Mindset

A place to support the mental health of TV and Film freelancers & improve working practices via Coalition for Change. CLICK FOR THE TV MINDSET CLICK FOR COALITION FOR CHANGE

The Writers Lab

Working toward a new landscape where the female narrative is in equal proportion to the male narrative by amplifying female voices and stories over 40. CLICK FOR THE WRITERS LAB

Think Tank For Inclusion and Equity (TTIE)

Fostering accurate and authentic storytelling in the entertainment industry and improving working conditions for all TV writers. CLICK FOR TTIE

thinkBIGGER

Working with the TV & Media industry to build equality and transform your career. CLICK FOR THINKBIGGER

Warner Bros. Discovery Access

Connecting underrepresented talent to our content and brands through development programs, mentorship, placement opportunities and industry exposure. CLICK FOR WBD ACCESS

Women In Film (WIF)

Advancing the careers of women working in the screen industries to achieve parity and transform culture. CLICK FOR WIF

ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY

albert

albert supports the global Film and TV industry to reduce the environmental impacts of production and to create a vision for a sustainable future. CLICK FOR ALBERT

Big Wave Productions

Producing award-winning science, wildlife, history and adventure programmes for broadcasters worldwide. Helping to make real change, change laws and generate new scientific revelations. CLICK FOR BIG WAVE PRODUCTIONS

Earthrise

Telling stories to transform climate, culture, and consciousness. CLICK FOR EARTHRISE

Ecoprod

Uniting all the players in the audiovisual and film sector by committing them to virtuous environmental practices. CLICK FOR ECOPROD

Green Alliance

An independent think tank and charity focused on ambitious leadership for the environment. CLICK FOR GREEN ALLIANCE

Green Production Guide (GPG)

An online toolkit designed to reduce the carbon footprint and environmental impact of the entertainment industry. CLICK FOR GPG

Green Screen

Green Screen is a practical online tool that supports environmentally friendly filming in London. CLICK FOR GREEN SCREEN

Heard

Heard is a charity working with people and the media to inspire content and communication that changes hearts and minds. CLICK FOR HEARD

Mushroom Media

Working to create a more sustainable, diverse and accessible media industry. CLICK FOR MUSHROOM MEDIA

Participant

A leading global media company dedicated to entertainment that inspires audiences to engage in positive social change. CLICK FOR PARTICIPANT

Picture Zero

Providing pragmatic, practical and expert sustainability support to film and TV businesses. CLICK FOR PICTURE ZERO

Responsible Media Forum

A partnership between 25 leading media companies to tackle the social and environmental challenges facing the sector. CLICK FOR RESPONSIBLE MEDIA

Studio Silverback

A production arm of Silverback on a mission to use the power of film-making and story-telling to reveal the urgent truth of our changing planet to a global audience. CLICK FOR SILVERBACK

WaterBear

The first interactive streaming platform dedicated to the future of our planet. CLICK FOR WATERBEAR

BUSINESS PRACTICES & OPERATIONS

Bectu

A union for creative ambition to ensure workers in non-performance roles can thrive. CLICK FOR BECTU

BoomSatsuma

Closing the gap between education and the creative industries. CLICK FOR BOOMSATSUMA

Creative Diversity Network

CDN exists to enable the UK Broadcasting industry to increase diversity and inspire inclusion. CLICK FOR CDN

GLAAD Media Institute

Turning education into armour for today’s culture war in order to incite real cultural change. CLICK FOR GLAAD

Green Alliance

An independent think tank and charity focused on ambitious leadership for the environment. CLICK FOR GREEN ALLIANCE

Heard

Heard is a charity working with people and the media to inspire content and communication that changes hearts and minds. CLICK FOR HEARD

Narrow Quay HR

A friendly service with commercial and practical advice across all aspects of HR. CLICK FOR NARROW QUAY HR

Pact

Pact is the UK screen sector trade body representing and supporting independent production and distribution companies. CLICK FOR PACT

RespectAbility

A diverse, disability-led nonprofit that works to create systemic change in how society views and values people with disabilities. CLICK FOR RESPECTABILITY

thinkBIGGER

Working with the TV & Media industry to build equality and transform your career. CLICK FOR THINKBIGGER

CONTENT & STORYTELLING

BAFTA

Playing a major role in supporting the next generation of film, games and TV talent. CLICK FOR BAFTA

BBC Academy

Training and development designed to support the BBC and the wider industry to inform, educate and entertain. CLICK FOR BBC ACADEMY

Find Your People Program

A training curriculum that provides specialised resources, mentorship and guidance for seven essential disciplines in the filmmaking process. CLICK FOR FIND YOUR PEOPLE

HollyShorts Film Festival

An organisation devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. CLICK FOR HOLLYSHORTS

Indielab

Supporting businesses from across the UK’s creative industries to realise their potential. CLICK FOR INDIELAB

Outfest Screenwriting Lab

One of the industry’s premier incubators for up-and-coming storytellers who are looking to challenge the status quo. CLICK FOR OUTFEST

Punch

Punch is the UK’s leading Music and Arts agency who have a commitment to working with Black Music, Arts and Culture. CLICK FOR PUNCH

ScreenSkills

Investing in the people driving the success of UK film, TV, VFX, animation and games. CLICK FOR SCREENSKILLS

Storyline Partners

A diverse collection of organizations advocating for authentic entertainment narratives and nuanced storytelling in popular culture. CLICK FOR STORYLINE PARTNERS

Studio Silverback

A production arm of Silverback on a mission to use the power of film-making and story-telling to reveal the urgent truth of our changing planet to a global audience. CLICK FOR SILVERBACK