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Broadcasting in the nations

Equity has launched a campaign to convince the broadcasting industry to create more work outside London and employ the wealth of local talent in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Currently, less than eight per cent of all spending by public service channels goes to productions in these areas.

“One of the issues our members have is often a programme is labelled ‘BBC Northern Ireland’, ‘BBC Scotland’ or ‘BBC Wales’ but in reality there are few – if any – opportunities for performers in the nations to appear in them,” said Stephen Spence, Equity’s assistant general secretary. “Our members feel if it’s labelled BBC Scotland, it should be made in Scotland and have Scottish performers, not exclusively, but they should have an opportunity to be in it.”

To get involved in the campaign in the different nations, please click below:

Please follow this link to support the Make it in Scotland campaign

Make it in Scotland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please follow this link to support the Make it in Northern Ireland campaign

Make it in Northern Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please follow this link to support the Cast in Wales campaign

Cast in Wales campaign