AOP 360° - Looking Ahead to 2023 #8

With many still recovering from the effects of lockdowns and the pandemic, how best to face further uncertain times?
We’ve asked several industry experts within our community for their insights, hopes and tips to help you navigate the coming months and year ahead.

Darren Sital-Singh, Managing Director - Studio Pi

What are your and Studio Pi’s hopes for the industry in 2023? 

Representation behind the camera

There’s been a lot of discussion, and some progression, around diverse representation in media, and quite rightly so, however my hope for 2023 is that the same desire for change is applied to diverse representation behind the camera.
Too often we see crews assembled with such little notice that diversity is often thrown aside in order to meet deadlines and yet there is a wealth of experienced talent that can be tapped into if eyes are opened and networks are widened.


In a piece I wrote for News UK’s thought leadership platform,

Creative diversity starts behind the camera 

I outlined how to achieve better representation and portrayal by investing in talent inclusively including four practical ways that the rest of the industry help in that mission. 
Read More here: 

Darren Sital-Singh is Managing Director at Studio Pi

Studio PI is the award-winning artist management and production agency that promotes equality and celebrates diversity. We only represent exceptional artists from the four most underrepresented groups in the UK’s creative industry. Women. People of colour. People living with disabilities. People from working class backgrounds. 

We have made it our mission to help reshape our industry by creating a fairer world for talented photographers, illustrators and production crew to bring fresh perspectives to the clients and brands they work with. 

Read our previous interview with Darren about Studio Pi’s mission and ethos:  See the Unseen

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