01/27/2020, Germany, UFA
Is German TV as diverse as its audience? The TV industry addresses this question at the first Diversity Summit in Cologne on 23 March 2020.
No other medium entertains and informs so many people every day in Germany as TV does. But do the fictional and non-fictional TV programmes also reflect our cultural diversity? How is it doing in terms of disability, sexual orientation and identity, cultural background and gender? The TV industry itself is putting these issues on the agenda with the first Diversity Summit in Cologne on 23 March 2020.
At the initiative of UFA CEO Nico Hofmann and DWDL Chief Editor Thomas Lückerath, leading production companies and TV channels have joined forces to take a critical look at how they are meeting their responsibilities. The Diversity Summit 2020 is supported by UFA and DWDL.de, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, ProSiebenSat.1, Bavaria Fiction and Bavaria Film, with additional support from ITV Studios Germany, Seapoint Productions and the film and media foundation NRW.
“With wide coverage comes responsibility for a sense of mission”, stresses Nico Hofmann. “The Diversity Summit 2020 in Cologne is clearly neither the beginning nor the end of an important debate around diversity on TV. It is a further contribution to a major social dialogue, instigated here by the private sector by broadcasters and production companies and supported by the film and media foundation NRW.”
Confirmed podium guests include actress, producer and co-founder of the “MaLisa Stiftung” Maria Furtwängler, actress ChrisTine Urspruch (“Tatort Münster”, “Dr. Klein”) and presenter Nazan Eckes (“Extra”). Leading HR experts will also be talking about the challenges affecting personnel policy for greater diversity in future.
Detailed information available at www.diversitygipfel.de