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Thandie Newton Joins Move Towards Diversity Tax Breaks

Thandie Newton joins fellow actors Lenny Henry and Chiwetel Ejiofor to pen a letter to the Guardian supporting Diversity tax breaks for Productions Companies. This would serve as an incentive to hire more women, People of Color, and disabled people in the film industry.

The letter included the following statement,

"“True representation of the diversity of the UK isn’t just about what we see on our screens, but also the people writing, directing, filming and working behind the camera. Over the years, some of the most important British films and television have been written and directed by Britain’s talented female, BAME [black, Asian and minority ethnic] and disabled creatives … They enrich the creativity of the UK and add to our cultural heritage, but unfortunately they continue to be the exception rather than the rule.

Over 80 people in the Film Industry signed the "Representation Tax Break" and is so far aimed at Production Companies in the UK.

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