Marcus Ryder

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CEO, Film and TV Charity

A long-time and recognised leading figure in efforts to increase media diversity in 2023 Marcus Ryder became CEO of the Film and TV Charity. Marcus took over Charity’s reins just as the full extent of the “perfect storm” of the US actors’ and writers’ strikes, and UK television commissioning slowdown was being felt by industry workers. The Charity raised a quarter of a million pounds in less than two weeks to redistribute in hardship grants.

As the Chair of RADA, Marcus oversaw the academy achieving the highest rating by any UK drama school as ranked by Hollywood Reporter in 2023. RADA was also awarded the prestigious “Gold rating” by the UK’s Office for Students (OFS). Marcus was also awarded the highly coveted Percy Qoboza prize by the US National Association of Black Journalists for services to foreign journalism.