12 OCT 2021

Newen unveils its new Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The initiative, driven by the company's CEO Bibiane Godfroid, intends to facilitate access to training to young creatives of different cultural backgrounds, both in France and internationally, and will also work on partnership development.

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During a "Women in leadership" session at this year's Mipcom, Bibiane Godfroid, CEO of the Newen Group, unveiled the creation of a Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

To develop this inclusive culture, the company intends to multiply efforts that faciliate access to training and employment for young talents, including scriptwriters, directors, actors, etc., from different cultural backgrounds. The committee will be able to draw on the Group's expertise and initiatives, both in France and internationally, and develop partnerships. Several themes will be discussed: the promotion of social diversity, the fight against all forms of discrimination and stereotypes, disability, gender equality, etc.

The main mission of this committee will be to coordinate all of the Group's initiatives to promote equity, represent diversity and encourage creativity and innovation. Its composition will be announced soon. “The group’s commitment is total, both in front of and behind the camera,"  Godfroid, a large advocate of diveristy, said. "Newen has 63% of female managers in its teams. The strength of the group lies in the diversity and parity of its workforce. Newen’s goal is to reflect French society."

 Newen is proud to be able to share a positive and mirror vision of current society with its audiences, by offering content representative of diversity, in all produced genres. In March, Newen France finalized the “Talent Detection” operation in Marseille with the “Cinema Immersion” project in association with the South Region, the Replique, the ERACM (Regional School of Actors of Cannes and Marseille), the association of ”les têtes de l’art” and the region's casting directors, including those of the daily drama series Plus belle la vie. Through the Newen foundation, the group decided to help the European Conservatory of Audiovisual Writing (CEEA) by granting a scholarship to two student screenwriters.

The group’s commitment is total, both in front of and behind the camera. Newen has 63% of female managers in its teams. The strength of the group lies in the diversity and parity of its workforce. Newen’s goal is to reflect French society.” Bibiane Godfroid CEO, Newen