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Creative media industries

There profile of, and prospects in, each creative media industry is very different. Some are heavily clustered in London and England whilst others, such as the interactive content industries, have very low numbers of people employed who come from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background. Television production in the independent sector is dominated by freelancers, but not as heavily as film production where a lack of any sort of US style studio system means that 9 out of 10 workers in this sub-sector are freelance. Those that work in the private sector cable and satellite television industry are more likely to be an employee, whereas the public sector BBC has far more freelancers. There are low numbers of graduates in publishing compared to other sub-sectors and the relatively small number of book publishers in London compared to publishers in England outside London.

Source: Skillset Sector Skills Assessment 2010