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Screen Australia supports Screen Diversity and Inclusion Network initiative The Everyone Project

As a member of the Screen Diversity and Inclusion Network (SDIN), Screen Australia invites all projects that receive production funding to engage with The Everyone Project, a significant new initiative to help Australian screen industry companies and organisations track, boost and foster diversity in their screen productions.

The participants of the Digital Originals initiative gather together in the Screen Australia office for a photoParticipants of Screen Australia and SBS’s Digital Originals initiative with Anna Dokoza and Ryan O’Connell (Photo credit: John McRae)

Australia’s diversity is one of its great strengths, with rich multicultural, disability and LGBTQIA+ communities, so reflecting those communities and their stories on our screens is important. The Everyone Project will establish the diversity across Australia’s screen sector, both in front of and behind the cameras, and provide understanding of what a diverse workforce looks like to those driving productions in Australia.

Screen Australia CEO Graeme Mason said, “Screen Australia is committed to diversity throughout our sector, both in the content that we see on our screens and in the creative teams who make it. We are proud to join with other organisations across the country, including television networks, screen agencies and industry bodies, in implementing the first stage of The Everyone Project.  We look forward to working collectively for genuine change in building a screen sector which reflects our country in front of and behind the camera.”

Managed by the Screen Diversity and Inclusion Network (SDIN) and Screen Industry Innovation (Sii), The Everyone Project is an easy-to-use web app that invites people to self-identify on a set of characteristics around the diversity of the talent and crews working in their current projects.

Screen Australia encourages all producers and production companies funded by Screen Australia to register their projects with The Everyone Project. The initiative will benchmark the production industry for diversity against the broader population and over time.

The platform also acts as a tool for organisations to better understand the diversity of their workforce, membership, crews and cast and to measure the impact of their efforts to make the industry more diverse and inclusive. The Project is committed to consent and privacy and the platform has applied best practice privacy by design principles from conception and has opted in to be bound by the Australian Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act (Cth).

For more information please visit The Everyone Project here