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BBC Director-General named chair of Cultural Diversity Network

BBC director-general Mark Thompson has taken over from Channel 4's chief executive David Abraham as the chair of the Cultural Diversity Network.
January 5, 2011

BBc director-general Mark Thompson has taken over from Channel 4′s chief executive David Abraham as the chair of the Cultural Diversity Network. Thompson takes up the two-year post where he will lead an association of Britain’s broadcasters and indie prodcos in order to improve diversity in the TV industry. Major UK broadcasters’ CEOs and senior execs will meet in January to come up with a diversity strategy for the year.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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