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Glasgow Inclusive Casting Workshop - Factual Genres

This interactive workshop will give casting teams the tools to formulate a successful strategy and find ways to engage effectively with harder-to-access communities. We will consider diversity in its broadest sense - gender, sexuality, ethnicity, disability and social mobility.

The workshop includes:

- Accessing communities
- Finding the right language
- Navigating social media

There will be an informal Q&A at the end.

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This 2-hour workshop has been designed by Pact and Mel Walden, a freelance Casting Executive.

Please note: this workshop is for Pact members and indies who produce content for the BBC ONLY.

Book your ticket here.

We recommend booking early as tickets are allocated on a first-come, first served basis.

If you would like more information please contact Pact's Head of Diversity, Anjani Patel: Anjani@pact.co.uk.

About Mel Walden

Mel started her TV career in 2000, working on high profile factual entertainment series such as Big Brother’s Little Brother (C4) and The Restaurant (BBC2). She joined Wall to Wall Media in 2012 as Senior Casting Producer on Child Genius (C4), Back In Time For Dinner (BBC 2) and Bring Back Borstal (ITV), and was promoted to Casting Executive in 2014. More recently, Mel has been at Electric Ray, overseeing casting of two series of BBC 2’s Million Pound Menu. She has a direct line to commissioning teams and legal departments at all channels.