Shakehaus Ltd Diversity and Inclusion Policy 2024


At Shakehaus Ltd, we believe that diversity and inclusion are not just ideals but fundamental elements that catalyse creativity, innovation, and success in the film and television industry. Our commitment transcends mere compliance with legal standards; we strive to be industry trailblazers in diversity and inclusion, nurturing a culture where differences are celebrated, and every individual has the opportunity to flourish.

Our Vision

We envision Shakehaus Ltd as a microcosm of the diverse society we live in, serving an audience as varied as our workforce. We recognize the critical role of a diverse team in crafting content that resonates with a broad audience and injects fresh, innovative perspectives into our projects.

Policy Scope

This policy is inclusive of everyone working with Shakehaus, including but not limited to employees, freelancers, contractors, and those involved in both on-screen and off-screen roles.

Commitment to Non-Discrimination

Shakehaus pledges to uphold fairness and equality for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, religion or belief, and sexual orientation. We staunchly oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

Industry Benchmarking

We aim to position Shakehaus at the forefront of diversity and inclusion within the UK film and TV industry. Regular reviews of industry reports and benchmarks will ensure our practices not only meet but set new standards in diversity and inclusion.

Actionable Goals and Strategies

  • Talent Development: We commit to nurturing a talent pool reflective of underrepresented groups in the industry. Our recruitment, training, and promotion processes will be transparent, bias-free, and designed to provide equal opportunities to all.
  • Inclusive Casting: We pledge to pursue casting that mirrors societal diversity. We will collaborate with casting directors who are aligned with our commitment to diversity.
  • Accessibility and Accommodation: We are dedicated to making necessary adjustments to facilitate the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in our workplace and productions.
  • Cultivating Networks: Our goal is to expand our network to include a wide range of talents, with a special focus on underrepresented communities.
  • Workplace Culture: We are committed to fostering a culture where respect, dignity, and collaboration are the norm. We have zero tolerance for bullying, harassment, or intimidation.
  • Training and Awareness: Regular training on diversity, inclusion, and cultural sensitivity will be mandatory for all staff, reinforcing our commitment to an inclusive workplace.
  • Regular Monitoring and Reporting: The effectiveness of this policy will be continuously monitored, with bi-annual reporting to ensure transparency and accountability.

Implementation and Review

Managing director Margarita Veberaite is tasked with the implementation of this policy. Regular reviews and updates will be conducted to align with new research, best practices, and legal changes.

Senior Management Endorsement

This policy is fully endorsed by Shakehaus’ senior management. Non-compliance with this policy will be considered a serious breach of conduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Legal Perspective and CDN Diversity Pledge

Shakehaus Ltd adheres to all legal requirements regarding discrimination and harassment. We also commit to the CDN Diversity Pledge, promoting inclusivity in every aspect of broadcasting and production. We aim to recruit diversely, encourage diverse content, support diversity in decision-making roles, and engage in events promoting diversity.

Responsibility and Reporting Complaints

Every member of Shakehaus is responsible for upholding this policy. Allegations of discrimination, harassment, or bullying will be treated with utmost seriousness and confidentiality.