It’s essential for us as a commercial broadcaster to continue to attract the largest possible audiences to our channels and content. This means we must reflect, represent and appeal to the breadth of communities that characterise modern society.
Our flagship continuing dramas and the production teams continue to support us in ensuring our programmes accurately portray the diversity of modern society by the people on-screen and the editorial content.
ITV’s multi-award winning Emmerdale offered an opportunity to diverse talent by launching Break Through On Screen Talent, a development workshop opportunity for talent with a disability, offering applicants the opportunity to learn about the TV production and audition process.
The one-day workshop took place at ITV Studios in Leeds on Tuesday 20th June 2017.
Successful candidates had the opportunity to be involved in a recorded read through with Emmerdale cast members for their showreel, received top tips from the programme’s Directors whilst on set and gained valuable knowledge to take away and assist them in their future careers.
Coronation Street’s Cherylee Houston, a recognised ambassador for actors with disabilities, was the host on the day and shared her experiences.