The challenges that still exist for ethnic minorities breaking into the world of film, television, theatre, and music

How easy is it to break into the world of film, television, theatre and music if you're black or Asian?

The Midlands has produced some of the biggest names in entertainment, such as Sir Lenny Henry, David Harewood, and Beverley Knight.

But why do so few ethnic minorities make it to the big time?

Sir Lenny Henry and actor David Harewood have been calling for more black actors in leading roles in film and television.

Adei Bundy moved to London to pursue her acting dreams after being part of the The Actors Workshop Nottingham.

She said that aspiring black actors are made to feel that they don't fit the part from a young age.

The feeling is shared by 17-year-old Sahana Rackal, who is part of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Next Generation Act, which aims to encourage talented young people from ethnic minority and low-income backgrounds to tread the boards.

She also feels that growing up with very few well-known black and brown faces in the arts impacts young people trying to break into the industry.

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