Sir Steve McQueen: Movie industry must be more diverse after the pandemic
Sir Steve McQueen has said the movie industry needs to be more diverse after the pandemic.
The 12 Years A Slave film-maker and Turner Prize-winning artist said the arts have to change.
The 51-year-old tells Inside Culture With Mary Beard: “I think people will come back with a lot more vigour.
“The situation is very hard, very difficult right now. I do think there will be a cascade, an avalanche of films.
“I do believe the industry will be more busy than ever, just because people want things so much.
“People want to be in a community looking at films and also the theatre … that’s why we’ve got to keep holding on.”
But the Small Axe director added: “It has to be (more diverse) … Seeing more people of colour behind and in front of the camera – you can’t go back to how it was.”
– Inside Culture With Mary Beard is broadcast on BBC Two at 7.30pm on Thursday on BBC Two