APPENDIX 3: SUMMARY OF WHICH CONTRIBUTORS SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN DIAMOND

The tables below summarise the information contained in the Diamond Guidance Notes on which types of contributor should be included in Diamond, and which should be excluded, on the basis of their role type or the nature of their contribution to the programme.

General Principles ? applies to all (scripted and non-scripted) role types

You should enter a list of programme ?contributors? into Silvermouse, where ?contributors? means everyone involved in the programme, either on- or off-screen, including crew, production staff and talent. It includes people (employees and freelancers) who work for production companies and broadcasters? in-house production units. Contracts and release forms should include the approved Diamond clauses (supplied by the commissioning broadcaster).

Actual data (on-screen and
off-screen contributors)

Perceived data (on-screen contributors only)

Include
  • Contributors in receipt of a contract/release form governed by UK (English & Welsh, Scots or Northern Irish) law or who have been sent a Diamond awareness email ? subject to inclusions and exclusions listed below
  • Everyone on-screen who makes more than a minimal level of contribution to a programme
  • Off-screen contributors in all the ?mandatory? roles that apply to the production (as shown in Table C in the Guidance Notes)
  • Additional off-screen roles beyond the mandatory ones where feasible (you are not obliged to do so and forms won?t be rejected if you don?t)
  • All contributors, including those filmed overseas ? subject to inclusions and exclusions listed below
  • Data for as many characters or contributors on screen as possible, including all those with a speaking role or whose actions affect what happens in a show even if they don?t speak
  • Animated characters or robots, recording data as far as possible, using what you see and hear in the programme
Exclude
  • Contributors not in receipt of a contract/release form governed by UK law or a Diamond awareness email
  • Contributors engaged by third-party companies (e.g. crew or extras) or who are engaged as a group*
  • Any contributors who do not make the final cut of the programme (their names can be deleted from the Contributors Form if they?ve been entered earlier)
  • Contributors who you are aware have not been informed about Diamond
  • For shows with large numbers of people in the background (such as audiences, crowds, extras at the back of the pub, etc.), it won?t be possible to record data for everyone. See tables below for specific exclusions

* ?Groups? includes bands, pop groups, orchestras, choirs, dance groups, school or sporting teams, etc.

 

On-screen role types ? Scripted (contributors in dramas, soaps, comedies etc)

This table provides specific guidance for individual role types. All role types are subject to the General Principles in the first table above.

Actual

Perceived

Lead Actor Include

Include

Record separately the perceptions of each character when an actor plays multiple roles (e.g. in sketch shows)

Actor (supporting role) Include

Include

Record separately the perceptions of each character when an actor plays multiple roles (e.g. in sketch shows)

Background /
Walk On / Supporting Artist

Include: If they are engaged directly by the production company or broadcaster

Exclude: If they are engaged by third-party companies or as a group*

Include: If they have an effect on the action, appear in close-up on the screen or contribute to the programme in other ways

Exclude: Background figures who do not speak/whose actions do not affect the show significantly

Stunt Performer

Include: If they are engaged directly by the production company or broadcaster

Exclude: If they are engaged by third-party companies or as a group*

Include: Where visible in a role

Exclude: Where doubling for an actor

Other On-Screen (scripted)

Include: If they are engaged directly by the production company or broadcaster, including dancers, musicians, pop acts and members of groups* that are directly contracted

Exclude: If they are engaged by third-party companies or as a group*

Include: Individual members of groups* who appear prominently or in close-up

Exclude: Individuals (e.g. musicians/dancers) who are part of a group* but do not appear in close-up

* ?Groups? includes bands, pop groups, orchestras, choirs, dance groups, school or sporting teams, etc.

 

On-screen role types ? Non-scripted (in factual, documentaries, current affairs, entertainment shows etc)

This table provides specific guidance for individual role types. All role types are subject to the General Principles in the first table above.

Actual

Perceived

Presenter/Reporter Include Include
Voiceover/Narrator Include Include
Main Contributor/Expert Include Include
Contributor/Interviewee Include Include
Case Studies &
Vox Pops

Include: all people who have been provided with relevant documentation (e.g. release forms) as per General Principles in the first table above

Exclude: this will not always be possible in practice, and you do not need to include those who have not received the relevant forms/emails

Include
Other On-Screen (non-scripted)

Include: If they are engaged directly by the production company or broadcaster, including dancers, musicians, pop acts and members of groups* that are directly contracted

Exclude: If they are engaged by third-party companies or as a group*

Include:

  • Audience members who speak or participate in some other way
  • Audience members or other participants on whom the camera focuses
  • Dancers, pop stars and bands that are a central focus of a programme
  • Individual members of groups* who appear prominently or in close-up (e.g. a head shot of an orchestra leader or musician)

Exclude:

  • Members of crowds
  • Audience members who do not speak or appear in close up
  • Individuals (e.g. musicians/dancers) who are part of a group* but do not appear in close-up

* ?Groups? includes bands, pop groups, orchestras, choirs, dance groups, school or sporting teams, etc.