Film production company, The Edge Picture Company, part of Zinc Media Group , has teamed with industry advocacy group, Black Women In Post Production (BWIPP) to make BWIPP one of The Edge’s go-to resources when hiring freelancers and full time staff.

Founded by Jasmin John, a freelance Film and TV editor, BWIPP’s ethos is “rooted in the desire to increase representation and amplify the value of Black women.”

“When I first started out in the industry, I was immediately conscious of being the only Black woman in the cutting rooms. As the years have gone on and I’ve progressed throughout my career, little has changed. I didn’t have a community of Black women I could turn to for advice and support on how to navigate the industry or to share my experiences so I built that community with BWIPP.” says BWIPP founder & CEO Jasmin John.

BWIPP offers employers, recruiters and production companies the opportunity to tap into the network directly via their internal jobs board for a fee or via the BWIPP diary service and talent database. Jasmin says: “We really want to proactively change the existing hiring processes – word of mouth, networks and nepotism – to diversify the post production workforce and this is an incredible step in the right direction. I hope other companies will follow suit!”

BWIPP also hosts networking events, industry masterclasses and will soon be launching a mentoring programme, online training and outreach programmes.

Jon Creamer

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