Action Not Words from Digital Orchard and an extraordinary group of partners at the BSC Expo 2020
Digital Orchard and partners illuminatrix, Primetime, Women Behind The Camera, IMAGO, The British Blacklist and BECTU are collectively bringing the Digital Orchard New Talent
Bar to the BSC Expo 2020, fresh from its successful first event at Camerimage 2019.
The Digital Orchard New Talent Bar is designed to help those most underrepresented in the industry to make waves and move forward, as well as to help all new filmmakers to make
the best use of their time at the BSC Expo when on site.
Designed with our partners – illuminatrix, Primetime, Women Behind The Camera, IMAGO,The British Blacklist and BECTU – The Digital Orchard New Talent Bar is a place for anyone
who is new to the industry or seeking support to progress. The bar is open to all, allowing new talent and established film makers to mix and support one another.
Change requires awareness, and so the New Talent Bar will also host the Unconscious Bias Challenge – your chance to discover where your blind spots are and how you can
The New Talent Bar (set up on the Mezzanine level in the main exhibition hall at Battersea Evolution) will also play host to BECTU and Primetime’s collaborative careers advice
sessions. Recognising the very poor representation of both groups in the camera department, BECTU and Primetime are inviting BAME and women camera professionals to apply for 1−2−1 meetings with a line-up of established DoPs and others with hiring power.
1−2−1 meetings will be provided by Sean Savage, Nicola Daley, David Raedeker, Alexis Castagna, Matt Windon and Adam Etherington amongst many others. And if you need any more reason to visit, the New Talent Bar will also be the only place at the BSC Show to get your hands on Digital Orchard’s much coveted Set Stills, 35mm motion picture film for your stills camera.
Sam Margaritis, Managing Director of Digital Orchard, explains, “We’re honoured to be working with such great partners as we power forward in our mission to support underrepresented groups in the industry and help talent to progress. It’s fantastic to start 2020 by bringing the New Talent Bar to the BSC Show; as BSC Patrons we think it’s so important to have initiatives like this available to both those starting out and those who have the talent to progress into senior roles but haven’t had the opportunity to do so. We’re
keen to get the message out far and wide to aspiring film makers, those keen to progress to senior roles and to experts who want to change the industry for the better; we welcome you to get in touch if you would like to take part.”
The New Talent Bar will run throughout the BSC Expo on Friday 31st January and Saturday 1st February.
Press is invited to join a photo call and drinks reception to open the bar, meet the partners
and officially launch Primetime Pledges at 5.30pm on Thursday 30th January. Please RSVP to
For more information contact Kate Rolfe
Digital Orchard is an industry-leading film and digital service provider that offers a unique end-to-end workflow and colour-management solution, from capture to post. From our expert technicians on-set, right through to film processing, scanning, picture post and deliverables, we pride ourselves on having the right knowledge and attitude to ensure every production gets exactly the attention to detail it deserves. Our boutique, full-service operation allows us to go above and beyond, giving cinematographers, producers and editorial uninterrupted support, creative freedom and consistent quality. Digital Orchard is a BSC Patron.
illuminatrix is a collective of female cinematographers based in the UK and working internationally. Each member has over five years of professional industry experience working as a Director of Photography; an eclectic group of unique talents whose work stretches across narrative, documentary and commercial genres.
Primetime is a vetted, centralised global visibility platform for all the women working above and below the line behind the camera. With members in over 30 countries, include multi-
BAFTA and Emmy winners we hope to take the excuse of ”Where are all the women?” off the table. #NoMoreExcuses
Women Behind The Camera
Women Behind The Camera (WBTC) showcases the skills of women working in the camera, lighting and grip departments of the UK feature film and TV drama sectors of the industry.
WBTC aims to increase the diversity of camera & lighting crews, help women with ‘upskilling’ by running regular workshops, and inspire younger women to choose the camera
department as a career path.
The British Blacklist
The British Blacklist is an online platform that celebrates African & Caribbean creative professionals on Screen and the Stage, in Sound and Literature – both up front and behind the scenes. Showcasing talent from the British African and Caribbean entertainment industry across the UK and Global Diaspora, The British Blacklist champions up and coming
talent alongside the industry’s elite giving everyone visibility and equal voice.
IMAGO is the International Federation of Cinematographers, a collaborative, global umbrella for the world´s Cinematographers Societies. It was created initially to bring CInematographers together to discuss and find solutions to challenges of common interest, to promote the Art of Cinematography at an international level, and to share and exchange experience and knowledge.
IMAGO now has 49 International Societies, with almost 4000 professional cinematographers as members, from all corners of the world.
Bectu is the union for creative ambition. We represent over 40,000 staff, contract and freelance workers in the media and entertainment industries.