Tag Archive: diversity

Watch madeTV’s new satirical webseries: The Studio

  6 months ago     69588 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Paul Khan is savage AF in the new Webseries, The Studio. Watch full episodes on http://www.youtube.com/madetvorg The participants of Make A Difference Entertainment (MADE) have recently produced a web series entitled The Studio, touching on issues facing young people today using both modern day and historical examples that are relatable to the viewers. The main aim of this series is to show that diversity matters amongst communities within modern day society. Topics are covered in short episodes use satire to highlight the various diversity issues.  Blaise Singh, CEO of MADE, believes that The Studio demonstrates to the viewers the importance of the…

View More

2017 OSCARS: Victory for the #OscarsSoWhite Campaign

  7 months ago     8519 Views     Leave your thoughts  

This year’s nominations for the 89th Academy Awards show that social media campaigns and boycotts do work.   After two years of a lack of diversity with the Academy’s nominations, this year the Oscars are not so white. The recognition of black actors highlights the Academy’s progress. For the first time in the Academy Awards’ history there is a black actor nominated in every acting category.   This year Denzel Washington was nominated for Best Actor for his role in Fences.   Washington's co-star, Viola Davis, was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Fences.   Ruth Negga was nominated for…

View More

Summer Holiday Activity Project

  9 months ago     15308 Views     Leave your thoughts  

During this summer holiday 2016 Make A Difference Entertainment worked with young BAME people from the Ealing borough to create five horror shorts during the holiday period.  With Funding from John Lyons who understood the work we are trying to do with young people to build employablity, community cohesion and help young BAME people into the media industry.   We had scripts already produced but brainstormed with the young people to develop them further as well as finding talented cast, crew, location, costumes and make up artist!  Sounds like a lot which it was but that was the buzz about…

View More

Funny Horror Short Film – Breakdown

  9 months ago     742 Views     Leave your thoughts  

During the summer holiday Make A Difference Entertainment worked with young BAME people from the Ealing borough on a project to create five horror shorts during the holiday period.  We were sponsored by John Lyons who supported us to work with the young people to develop and enhance their skills. One of the horror shorts was 'Breakdown' which is about a woman who is on her way to an indian wedding alone when her car suddenly breaks down in the night. She is in a dark, deserted woods and her car just won't start.  She begins to panic and frantically…

View More

A conversation with film director Naeem Mahmood: ‘Making the film was like going to war.’

  1 year ago     4774 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Made TV sat down with Naeem Mahmood, who released his hit directorial debut feature Brash Young Turks last year, to discuss independent filmmaking, diversity and how growing up on colourful Portobello Road influenced the stories he wanted to tell. First and foremost, what inspired you to become a director? To have a voice and a way of channeling my creativity. I found school uninspiring and got involved in street crime, so filmmaking was an escape. I grew up in West London. My dad had a shop on Portobello Road, a vibrant, multicultural and buzzing area and I realised that there…

View More

Has the glass ceiling in politics been shattered?

  1 year ago     7717 Views     Leave your thoughts  

This month Theresa May became the second woman to become the Prime Minister of Britain, have we finally said goodbye to the old boys club in politics? A lot has changed in the last hundred years for women and politics has been no exception. There are more women than ever before in politics and positions of power. Nicola Sturgeon is the current First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party. Natalie Bennett is the leader of the Green Party and Leanne Wood is the leader of Plaid Cymru. At present, there are 192 women sitting as Members…

View More

Meet Your Makers – Janelle

  1 year ago     495 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Meet your makers is a structured reality series where audiences are welcomed into a day in the life of one of the makers. These episodes display heightened versions of these characters personalities, but there is definitely elements of truth to these scenarios. Some might say it is in fact, a video portrayal of when one's subconscious is freed... In the second episode of this series you meet Actress 'Janelle', who is all things diva, glitz and glamour. In this episode Janelle channels her inner diva as she makes ridiculous demands within the workplace. Needless to say her colleagues aren't too…

View More

‘Ghost In The Shell’ producer’s denial of whitewashing sums up everything wrong with Hollywood

  1 year ago     3701 Views     1 Comment  

Steven Paul attempted to justify the controversial casting of Scarlett Johansson as Major Motoko Kusanagi in an interview with BuzzFeed News.   Fans of Masamune Shirow's manga series Ghost in the Shell were outraged when news that Scarlett Johansson would be playing the lead character was released and quickly took to social media to voice their disappointment. However, Steven Paul remains defiant and defends the decision. He insists that fans will change their minds.   "I think everybody is going to end up being really happy with it. They’re going to be very, very happy with it when they see what we’ve actually done…

View More

There aren’t enough people of colour in mainstream media

  1 year ago     676 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Diversity within mainstream media appears to be improving when we look back in comparison to just a century ago. For example, at the end of last year London born black actor John Boyega, debuted his lead role in the major film production Star Wars, shocking many traditional Star Wars fans. This indeed has opened the door for many young actors of colour from London, but when looking at the statistics it is clear to see that we have a long way to go until we reach equality. In this Agree or Disagree…

View More

Young People Sleep Rough – YMCA – Sleep Easy

  1 year ago     6754 Views     1 Comment  

In this documentary with YMCA, A group of very selfless individuals took the streets to raise awareness of the very big problem that is 'homelessness'. Some of the individuals who partook in this event had endured homelessness before and was able to therefore shed some light and give testimony as to how it was overcome. The aim of the 'Sleep Easy' event was to raise awareness of homelessness and also raise funds to combat this widespread issue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4WTA-BUIhw What do you think could be done to help the homeless? Would you partake in the 'Sleep Easy' event? Feel free to…

View More