Director of Casting (EMEA), Netflix

Vinnie Shergill

Overview and Experience

Before Being a Breakthrough Leader

Head of Creative Diversity, BBC Studios

Vinnie is a highly experienced and versatile creative who started her career in news production before moving to work on a variety of talent-led content. She was a named recipient of Strictly Come Dancing’s first BAFTA for Best Entertainment Programme. Formerly Head of Creative Diversity at BBC Studios, she was responsible for the delivery of their on-air creative diversity and inclusion strategies including the pioneering “Inclusion Rider”. She is now Director of Casting (EMEA) for Netflix and works with all content teams across the region advising on every aspect of the casting process. She also advises emerging writers on diverse character representation and has given masterclasses to young actors on the auditioning process as well as the industry in general.

Nominated by Rosie Allimonos, Global Director – Digital Content, BBC Studios

Vinnie Shergill is the first BBC Studios leader to be placed in the role of Head of Creative Diversity for Production. In this role, she has pioneered many new initiatives including the development and implementation of an Inclusion Rider for all new BBC Studios’ commissions committing to on and off-screen diversity as well as a mentoring partnership with ScreenSkills. Her work in this area has been passionate and exemplary and this is why I have nominated her for the much needed diversity innovations she has worked hard to introduce.

2022 results

78% said being a BT Leader has raised their profile

87% said being a BT Leader has progressed their career

100% of Leader said the programme had improved
their sense of self

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Diversify your staff teams by connecting with talent across genres, roles and levels. Join our growing community of talent managers, determined to make our TV industry more inclusive and equitable.