Crew & Talent


Filming in England’s National Crew Directory is all-inclusive; we actively encourage everybody with an interest or currently working in Film & TV to register.

Welcoming those from all backgrounds and skillsets, we aim to connect crew to industry, and are committed to progressing your film and TV career. Whether you’re fresh out of education, changing careers or experienced in your field, we’re here to help.

Listed at the bottom of this page are further contacts you may find valuable including support organisations and other talent/crew databases.


For more information on our National Crew Directory and how to register, click here


The law currently states you should not limit any database searches to people with a particular characteristic.


At Filming in England, we can help spread word of opportunity and jobs to a wide variety of regional based crew at every stage of their career, and from all walks of life. Our National Crew Directory is here to help broaden your search for regional crew, not restrict it!


We can assure that with every crew call or tailored suggestion we make, all crew with the apropos skillset, location and availability will be included.


To search for crew for your production, click here.

Resource Directory

We recognise this is not an exhaustive list of D&I resources and at Filming in England, we are always looking to learn more. If you have any suggestions of more organisations we can share, or would like to be listed, please get in touch with us at



Advocacy group for British East & South East Asians working in the Screen & Stage Industries. Visit their website here.


Black Women in Post Production (BWIPP)

A networking and events platform, empowering Black women and non-binary creatives in UK Film & TV post production through networking events, talent sourcing, training and mentoring. Visit their website here.


Support collective for new and emerging talent; helping them transition into a sustainable career within Film & TV. Visit their website here.


The Black Film & TV Collective

A collective of media professionals dedicated to providing opportunities for Black and African descent artists to achieve economically sustainable careers in all areas of content creation. Visit their website here.


The Black Sound Society

A network for advice to support those already established in the industry as well as offering help and guidance to the next generation of black sound technicians. Visit their website here. Visit their website here.


British Black List

A network connecting black creative talent across the industry in the UK. Visit their website here.



An online platform for mothers (and all parents) working in the film industry who want to connect and create a positive community built around mutual support. Visit their website here.


Comedy 50:50

An initiative addressing gender imbalance in comedy and curates an independent database of female writers for producers to access.  Visit their website here.


Deaf & Disabled People in TV (DDPTV)

A disabled-led organisation dedicated to elevating off-screen Deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent talent within the TV industry. Visit their website here.


Gritty Talent

An organisation built around discovering, nurturing and connecting talented people from under-represented groups in the media industry, both on and off screen. Visit their website here.


The Kusp

A social enterprise for underrepresented communities looking to build careers in film, fashion, TV and print media. Offering masterclasses, mentoring, talent sourcing and more, The Kusp is ‘curated for introverts and accessible for extroverts’. Visit their website here.



An arts organisation for UK-based professionals who are connected to the MENA+ region (Middle East, North Africa and the surrounding area).  Visit their website here.


RA Agency

The very first female empowerment film crew agency of its kind, specialising in Production Sound Mixers, Cinematographers, and Camera Operators including Steadicam & Trinity. Representing female technical crew working across Features, HETV Drama and Commercials. Visit their website here.


Raising Films

An organisation support, promote and campaign for parents and carers in the UK screen sector, calling for change for better working practices. Visit their website here.


Trans+ On Screen

Trans+ On Screen is a directory representing trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming professionals in all areas of Film and TV, from(pre-)production to distribution. Visit their website here.



An organisation for deaf, disabled, and/or neurodivergent people’s access to the arts and media, running workshops, networking events and masterclasses. Visit their website here.  



The Leading Membership Organisation for Women Working in Media. Visit their website here.



104 Films

Yorkshire based film production company and training provider focusing on disability. Visit their website here.


Beacon Films

North East based Beacon Films are a production and training company supporting disabled, autistic and neurodivergent filmmakers. Visit their website here.


Little By Little Films

An independent production company with a portfolio highlighting underrepresented voices, particularly women, LGBTQ+ folks and D/deaf and disabled people. Also provide training promoting disability inclusion practices. South West based. Visit their website here.


Scattered Pictures

Based in North East England, Scattered Pictures is a TV, Film and Audio production company promoting underrepresented talent to British and international broadcasters. Visit their website here.


Seahorse Films

Seahorse Films is a collaborative partnership between filmmakers Rebekah Fortune and Dan Shaw, exploring themes surrounding otherness, disability and working class life. Midlands based.  Visit their website here.

Strange Beast TV

A London based animation studio committed to fostering better representation & support for creatives from marginalised backgrounds. Visit their website here.


Wellington Films

A leading, Nottingham based film & TV independent production company, dedicated to working with a diverse range of talent on and off screen. Visit their website here.


film festivals


Cine-Sister was initially founded to showcase the work of women filmmakers, and now coordinates relevant film events focusing on diverse programming engaging underrepresenting audiences. Peterborough based. Visit their website here.


Birds Eye View

Supports films by women & non-binary people, with the aim of building a community for those who make, show, release and watch them. Training provider for film & TV as well as distribution professionals of marginalised genders. Visit their website here.


Oska Bright Film Festival

Oska Bright Film Festival is the world’s leading festival for films made by or featuring people with learning disabilities or autism. Visit their website here.




Based in Brighton, Carousel work in partnership with learning disabled artists providing training, production and leadership initiatives that enable those who are often overlooked by mainstream arts to develop and showcase their creative skills. Visit their website here.



DaDaFest inspires, develops and celebrates talent in disability and Deaf arts. DaDa produces opportunities for disabled, Deaf and neurodivergent people to perform and access the arts, including training, development, collaboration and festival programmes. Visit their website here.


Film & TV Charity

If you work behind the scenes in film, TV or cinema, The Film and TV Charity is here to support you. Whether you’re a researcher or a writer, in casting or production, editing or sales, distribution or exhibition, we’re ready to help. Visit their website here.



BFI Diversity Standards

A set of guidelines designed for organisations and individuals to improve representation and opportunities across the screen sector. Read the guidelines here.

Creative Access

Creative Access is a social enterprise providing career-long access, opportunities, support and training for underrepresented communities in the creative industries. They provide mentoring, access to careers through CV clinics, paid internships and jobs and career long support. Visit their website here.


Creative Diversity Network

An organization that captures diversity and inclusion data, ensuring every part of the UK Broadcasting supply chain understands the diversity and inclusivity landscape. Visit their website here.


Creative Future

Supports creative people, underrepresented artists and communities facing barriers and inequality to opportunity. They work with those who feel they lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, identity, or other social circumstances. Visit their website here.



Offers production companies and organisations practical help and support surrounding D&I hiring and commissioning practices. Visit their website here.


The Equity List

A mentoring scheme for people of colour who want to get into film. Visit their website here.



The UK screen sector trade body representing and supporting independent production and distribution companies. Visit their website here.


TriForce Creative Network

UK wide talent network founded in 2003 to address the lack of diversity, inclusion, access, and social mobility, in TV. Visit their website here.



Creative Diversity Network’s Advice for Searching for Diversity Characteristics

Top tips to widen your search for talent. Visit their website here.


Leonard Cheshire Disability Guidance & Best Practice

Leonard Cheshire support disabled people to live, learn and work as independently as they choose – whatever their ability. Visit their website here.


National Registers of Communication Professionals Working with Deaf and Deaf/blind People (UK)

The NRCPD is the national voluntary regulator of over 1,700 language service professionals including British Sign Language/English Interpreters and Translators, Lipspeakers, Notetakers, Speech to Text Reporters and Interpreters for Deafblind People. Visit their website here.


National Union of British Sign Language Interpreters

A branch of Unite the union, the UK’s second largest union with more than 1.45 million members. The National Union of British Sign Language Interpreters is made up of both employed and self-employed interpreters and translators. Visit their website here.


Understanding Reasonable Adjustments

Government information on adjustments for workers with disabilities or health conditions. Visit their website here.


Zoom Closed Captions

Zoom has a variety of options for creating virtual closed captioning in your Zoom meetings and webinars that provide subtitles for video conferencing. Visit their website here.


Skills & Training

Beyond Brontes

For people aged 19+ based in West Yorkshire and delivered by Screen Yorkshire. The Beyond Brontes programme is a part-time training programme designed to build confidence and skills. Visit their website here.


Channel 4 Production Training Scheme

The Channel 4 Production Training Scheme is aimed at people who may face barriers to access a career in the television industry. Visit their website here.


Create Central

A West Midlands based industry body that supports local creative skills and content. Their Skills Accelerator programme aims to increase employment for underrepresented talent and below-the-line production crew within the Region. Visit their website here.


Mama Youth Project

The Mama Youth Project is a charity that recruits, trains and nurtures young people between 18-25 years of age from under-represented groups in film & TV. Visit their website here.


Pact Diversity Scheme

The Pact Indie Diversity Scheme is a unique opportunity aimed specifically at entry-level diverse talent (both graduates and non-graduates). Visit their website here.


Sara Putt Trainee Scheme

A professional development programme designed to support trainees working behind the camera in High End TV drama and film. Visit their website here.



The leading body for skills in the industry, ScreenSkills offer a multitude of free e-learning and training initiatives from mental health to tackling bullying & harassment and bursaries to help career progression. Visit their website here.



A training, recruitment and consultancy provider for underrepresented groups working within film and TV. Visit their website here.


Transforming Film

A training and consultancy organisation around trans identity and experience for productions and organisations operating within the screen industries. Visit their website here. 


As the National Team proudly funded by the BFI and National Lottery Funding, Filming in England align with their own diversity standards which you can find below. In addition, in 2021 we partnered with some amazing organisations and individuals working to improve disability standards within the UK Film & TV industry. You can look back at our discussion here.