Inclusion In Action

Inclusion in Action is a creative and dynamic screen industry is one that reflects diversity and inclusion on both sides of the camera. Additionally, it’s an industry that employs over 20,000 people nationally and many of those roles could and should be held by people living with a disability. Having a job is more than earning a living, it’s about skills development, social engagement and making a meaningful and valued contribution to society. 

Inclusion in Action (IIA) is a unique training workshop for production companies, screen industry practitioners, policy makers and industry services with a focus on gaining a better understanding of the rights and capacity of people living with disability. It focuses on how companies can open pathways to employment and improve the engagement of people living with disability within organisations and productions on both sides of the camera and is underpinned by the principles of inclusive filmmaking.

Inclusion in Action is an engaging workshop that was inclusively developed by screen industry professionals with lived experience of disability. IIA workshops have been attended by screen agency staff, broadcasters, producers, writers and directors from across Australia and around the world. 

The workshop runs for just under 3-hours with two short breaks and can be delivered online or in person and includes online access to key resources. Fees apply for all sessions.

Want to arrange an Inclusion in Action workshop for your workplace or attend one for yourself? Please complete an Expression of Interest and we will be in touch with you.

Expression of Interest form

“I learned a lot from the session. I particularly appreciated that the workshop included examples and information on engaging people with disabilities in below-the-line crew positions, as it’s an area that often gets less attention in discussions about inclusivity. I feel that the workshop prompted me to further understand the benefits of involving people with disabilities, and how it can foster a more inclusive environment and create better working conditions for all.”

IIA participant – November 2020

Inclusion in Action was funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) through an Information Linkages and Capacity Building grant and developed by Bus Stop Films and with the support of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).

If you require any additional information about Inclusion in Action please email hello@busstopfilms.com.au