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Broadcasters sign up to BIPOC hiring directory

telecom | 10/05/2020 6:41 pm EDT

Canada’s largest broadcasters have committed to making the use of a Black, Indigenous, and people of colour (BIPOC) hiring database a prerequisite to giving original productions the green light.  The broadcasters are partnering with the BIPOC TV & Film organization, which works to increase the representation of BIPOC individuals in on-camera and production roles. The initiative, known at HireBIPOC, bills itself as "the definitive and ubiquitous industry-wide roster of Canadian BIPOC creatives and crew" in Canada, and functions as a database of potential hires.  According to a...