How We Work Now - Parents and Carers in screen industries

How We Work Now survey-based report from Raising Films confirms exponential exclusion of parents and carers in the UK screen sector

Published on Monday 18 October 2021, Raising Films' How We Work Now survey-based report highlights the urgent need for collective action addressing the issues faced by screen industries’ carers and parents, exacerbated by COVID-19 yet long pre-dating the pandemic.

How We Work Now surveyed nearly 500 parents and carers working across the screen industries in the UK, launching on 17 May 2021, the day that cinemas re-opened in England, and closing on 5 July. The collected responses are calling on the fact that the screen industries remain largely incompatible with caring and parenting responsibilities, failing to enable and advocate for their workers with children or adult dependents, and highlighting the danger of losing whole skill-sets and experiences within the sector from an exodus of parents and carers who simply can no longer afford to walk this tightrope.

Raising Films acknowledges received funding from The National Lottery and the Scottish Government through Screen Scotland.

How We Work Now - Download the Report (PDF, opens in a new window)