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“If you persevere, you will win” – a Q&A with Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi

For this week’s masterclass, we were delighted to be joined by Yasmin Qureshi, MP for Bolton South East and Shadow International Development Minister, who was interviewed by Communities Reporter and CA alumni Sabbiyah Pervez. Beginning with an insight into the early foundations of her life, Yasmin spoke about the inspirations and motivations behind her political […]

Sign up for Creative Access’ weekly employability Wednesday Workshops

Join the Creative Access team for a series of short interactive webinars to support you on your creative journey… These virtual Wednesday Workshops will each last no longer than an hour and aim to guide you through employment in the current landscape. You’ll get the opportunity to ask questions in advance and during the session. […]

Sign up for our series of inspirational talks from leading creative industry figures

Join Creative Access for some inspirational talks from leading figures in the creative industries, each one hosted by a former Creative Access trainee. More events will be added as they are confirmed so keep an eye on this page and sign up via the links below: 6th August, 4pm: Q&A WITH SATMOHAN PANESAR: Commissioning Editor […]

Media Coverage

Screen International features new initiative to boost diversity in UK film

Guy Ritchie and CreativeAccess launch development and intern initiative to support underrepresented UK talent in film, reports Ben Dalton for leading film publication, Screen Daily. Read the article in full here. 

Variety reports on new collaboration with Guy Ritchie and Creative Access

Leading entertainment news publication, Variety reports that “The Gentlemen” director Guy Ritchie has teamed with U.K. industry org Creative Access to fund a year-long development program for emerging Black talent. Read the article in full here.

The Hollywood Reporter reports on Guy Ritchie launching new diversity initiative 

Guy Ritchie and Matthew Vaughn have teamed up with Creative Access to launch a new diversity initiative providing paid film internships reports Alex Ritman from The Hollywood Reporter. The full article can be read here.


“Our stories are worth championing” – Q&A with Cinderella is Dead author Kalynn Bayron

Creative Access got the chance to speak to author Kalynn Bayron about her latest book, Cinderella is Dead – a young adult retelling of Cinderella with a Black, queer protagonist at its heart. We discuss favourite fairytales, representation, and advice for aspiring writers. Plus, keep reading for a chance to enter our competition to win […]

Top tips for getting your first publishing job

We spoke to Hannah Bond, who works with our friends at Bookouture – a global digital publisher of all kinds of commercial fiction that is part of Hachette UK. She shares with us her top tips for getting into the publishing industry… Do your research If you’re applying for a job at a publishing house, […]

“Use your voice to incite change” – Q&A with illustrator, author, and activist Florence Given

Here at Creative Access, we had the pleasure of speaking to British feminist queer illustrator Florence Given about her debut book, Women Don’t Owe You Pretty, as well as her activism and using your platform to incite change. What’s more, we’ve partnered with Octopus Publishing Group to give away THREE COPIES of the book. Keep […]