BBC in gender row as training course created to increase the number of female ... trends now
The BBC has become embroiled in a trans row after a training course created to increase the number of female production staff was opened up to anyone identifying as a woman.
The six-day course, called BBC: Female Self-Shooters, was designed to teach women how to become camera operators – a role that has long been male-dominated in companies across the industry.
An advert shared around the Corporation says of the course: 'Aimed at female (and those identifying as female) TV producers or those at producer level, who will be in a position to use the acquired skills after the training, e.g. as 2nd camera operators, shooting taster tapes or directing your own self-shot film. If self-shooting camera skills are a barrier to your progress, this is the course for you!'
The cost of the training programme – which is due to be held in Belfast and will teach skills such as 'storytelling, shooting for the edit and interview essentials', is fully funded by the BBC.
An advert shared around the Corporation says of the course: 'Aimed at female (and those identifying as female) TV