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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 has a professional network of over 3500 followers on Twitter and 800 on Meetup 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 on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8459302/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BAMEinGames/

The group also exists to nurture and promote the benefits of diversity and hiring talent from minority groups generally within games and entertainment.

The BAME in Games (BIG) Crew includes Karla Reyes, Saskia Bunte, Kris Cho, CJ Ramson, Ngozi Ok,  Windsor Kasekende and David Smith, and is lead by a part time Chair providing a clear point of contact for companies and organisations seeking to promote ethnic diversity in the games and entertainment sectors. The Chair of the group is Kish Hirani who has worked at the BBC, THQ and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.

Our regular Meetups have been hosted by Huckletree West, Pivotal Games, Ukie, Pearson College London, the British Film Institute, Media Molecule, IGDA London, Ustwo Games, Sports Interactive, Twitch, Square Enix, Unity, Big Pixel, Samsung, Flatiron School, DeepMind and most recently virtual meetups at Sumo Digital and Hangar13.

Monthly meetups are organised by a team that includes Kish Hirani, Karla Reyes and Saskia Bunte.