Newen Studios strenghtens its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

04/11 | 11:29

Newen Studios, one of the European leaders in audiovisual production and distribution, is strengthening its commitment to diversity and inclusion through multiple initiatives in close collaboration with associations. These initiatives are led by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, headed by Ludivine Svaldi, Head of Communication at Newen Studios Group and Olivier Levard, Director of Digital France.

In Marseille, Newen Studios is helping young people from diverse backgrounds to discover the acting profession with the “Immersion Cinéma” project. The objectives are to identify new talent from diverse backgrounds, to support the development of the professional acting sector, to set up a training program accessible to all and to encourage vocations. The first two editions brought together a hundred young people who were able to prepare their casting with the association La Réplique. Newen Studios is the sponsor of this initiative, along with the SUD Region. The fifteen or so selected talents are offered a two-week training course in acting at the Eracm (Ecole Régionale d’Acteurs de Cannes et de Marseille), a partner in the operation. The third edition will be launched by the end of the year.

In the Ile-de-France region, the Group is committed to helping people with disabilities in the audiovisual professions with the Act’Pro Ile-de France Formation Association – JARIS. This program enables disabled workers of any age who are passionate about the audiovisual professions to acquire the fundamentals of a profession as well as experience while respecting all forms of difference. As of this year, two students from the new Act’Pro class, the association specialized in training for the audiovisual professions for the disabled, will be welcomed into the Newen Studios Group teams for a 3 to 6 month paid professionalization internship.

In the Hauts de France region, Newen Studios is a partner in the Tremplin pilot program, which emerged from the Séries Mania Institute and trains young people in audiovisual professions. Séries Mania has enabled Lille to become a reference in the fast-growing series sector. The Séries Mania Institute was born out of this success, with a range of excellent training programs for the series industry. Within the Institute, the Tremplin program aims to promote equal opportunity by introducing and guiding young people from the Hauts de France (no diploma required) who are attracted to the audiovisual sector. Twenty young people from the Hauts de France will be selected from among more than a hundred candidates and trained in the narrative techniques of series, in the technical professions of the audiovisual industry and in the framework of professional meetings with the teams of the Newen Studios Group.

Newen Studios’ initiatives in the Ile-de-France, Marseille and Hauts de France regions are part of a strong commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion within the Group, both in France and internationally, marked by almost total parity in its management bodies, within the Executive Committee and the Management Committee.

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