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Nutopia partners Nat Geo, Creative Access to set up TV exec diversity drive

UK- and US-based factual prodco Nutopia has partnered with diversity social enterprise Creative Access and National Geographic to launch an initiative to improve senior-level diversity in TV.

Jane Root

Titled Nutopia Partnerships, the collaboration aims to address the underrepresentation of people from black, Asian and other ethnic backgrounds at senior levels in the TV industry. It will create an accelerator programme aimed at finding the next generation of creative leaders through training underrepresented groups.

As part of the programme, Nutopia is offering an opportunity, funded by National Geographic, for four experienced execs to join the team on a multi-part, multi-year global adventure series.

“While we are seeing progress being made to address diversity at entry level in the TV industry, the lack of diversity at senior levels remains a serious and concerning issue and is a real barrier to the retention and progression of the new, more diverse junior talent coming into the industry,” said Josie Dobrin, founder and CEO of Creative Access.

Nutopia’s founder and CEO Jane Root added: “At Nutopia, to achieve the next level of creative aspiration we need to invite people in and embed different voices and experiences in our core. Our aim is to create a lasting legacy within factual television across senior levels. There’s much work to be done, and we will continue to learn as we make progress through our most comprehensive initiative to date.”


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