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Go woke and creatively broke: BAFTA & Oscar inclusivity initiatives will stifle freedom of expression

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts released new guidelines for game developers seeking to apply to the 2021 Game Awards. The so called BFI Diversity Standards are being introduced first as a pilot program for a single award at the next show, but if comments from BAFTA CEO Amanda Berry are any indication, such guidelines will stretch into other categories, going forward. A move which will only damage the creative visions of those who pour their lives into telling their stories.

As the BAFTA’s new rules make quite clear, free expression is being sidelined all in the name of representation. Developers are being tasked with meeting a number of criteria that dictate things such as having a lead character stem from a marginalized group or containing environments which depict under-represented regions.

Not even the development team is safe, as companies are also being pushed to hit diversity quotas. Have a team of 20 men who were all hired because they are the best for the job? Well you better hope some of them........

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