BAME in Games is an advocacy or special interest group that exists to encourage more diverse talent to work in the games and the wider entertainment industry. The group will manage a professional network to encourage discussion and collaboration on diversity and make available speakers for conferences and events. The network is free to join and open to everyone interested in the entertainment sector at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/BAME-in-Games-8459302/about
The group also exists to nurture and promote the benefits of diversity and hiring talent from minority groups generally within games and entertainment.
An advisory group lead by a part time Chair and Deputy Chairs, meeting every 3 months, will provide a clear point of contact for companies and organisations seeking to promote ethnic diversity in the games and entertainment sectors.
The first Chair of the group is Kish Hirani who has worked at the BBC, THQ and most recently Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. He is supported by two vice chairs, Tanya Laird of Digital Jam and Adam Campbell of Hopster.