Build inclusive recruitment and flexible working practices

TV and film recruitment is often informal and impacted by time pressures and skills shortages, which leads to unadvertised positions and a reliance on existing contacts to find crew.

Fair and transparent recruitment processes are vital to enable diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and tackle under-representation in the industry.

Preventing discrimination and championing under-represented groups creates healthier workplaces, produces great content and better reflects audiences.

When recruiting, always consult your production company’s HR support – if available – or seek external expert guidance, to ensure legal obligations are met and workplaces are non-discriminatory.

This guide covers five actions, including the following key tasks:


For a complete approach to supporting mental health and wellbeing while preparing for a production shoot also see our three other pre-production guides.

Actions to take