Tag Archive: Media

Summer Holiday Activity Project

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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…

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There aren’t enough people of colour in mainstream media

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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…

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People of colour discuss the lack of representation in Film and TV!

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In the UK and the US the creative industry have been largely criticised about the lack of BAME talent on our screens. This became so much of a problem earlier this year, that it birthed the hashtag, #OscarsSoWhite on Twitter and caused many famous actors such as Michael Moore, Will Smith and Ava DuVernay to boycott the event. In this set of interviews, young people discuss their opinion on the matter, talking about the well known notion that Black actors always seem to die first in films and Asian actors are usually cast in a very stereotypical light. They also discuss the…

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MADE up for a community award & Blaise Singh nominated for NOT ONE but TWO National Diversity Awards!!!

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  Make A Difference Entertainment (MADE) and MADE’s founder, Blaise Singh has been nominated for the UK’s Largest Diversity Awards! The organisation itself  has been nominated for the Community Organisation award and MADE’s founder, Blaise Singh has been nominated for the Positive Role Model award and Entrepreneur of Excellence award at The 2016 National Diversity Awards. https://youtu.be/0MVg99N8O6I The ceremony celebrates some of the excellent and inspiring achievements of positive role models and community organisations from across the UK. The awards aim to recognise nominees in their respective fields of diversity including age, disability,gender, race, faith, religion and sexual orientation. Creative Skillset findings reveal that London is over…

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madeTV trailer – launches 28th May – Get Involved!

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Make A Difference Entertainment aka MADE, is a charity dedicated to creating film, TV and video projects that celebrate diversity and inclusion. We exist to unite communities through the power of film-making for positive social change.   Our programme outcomes are to develop talent and work experience for participants as well as encourage community cohesion. We also create employment opportunities for our participants by producing programmes with charities, good causes and social enterprises looking to engage with our target audience. By collaborating with MADE young people and groups who are under-represented in mainstream media are empowered to have a voice…

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‘Bearded Lady’ defies bullies

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made by Harnaam, 25 A member of the Asian community, Harnaam Kaur (25) from Slough, suffers from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (POS) that triggers a hormonal imbalance that causes excessive facial and body hair to develop. Since the age of 11, her failed attempts to remove the hair and the humiliation and the teasing became increasingly unbearable, in which she had lost all hope and wished to end her life. Yet, there was something within Harnaam always not allowing her to go through with her decision. A pivotal turn in the approach of dealing with this situation resulted in an epiphany,…

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