On the 14 January 2020, over 80 key industry decision makers and power holders attended the inaugural the BEATS Summit, an online event supported by the BFI designed to confront the systemic inequities and discrimination experienced by British East and South East Asians [BESEAs] in the screen industry. The Summit launched the BEATS Test and sought to create bold actionable commitments to change over performative allyship.

You can read more about the Summit in this Variety report.


  • Introduction to Yellowface and Whitewashing
  • Statistical report on on-screen representation
  • 34 Years: From Ping Pong to Monsoon
  • Decolonize funding
  • Launching the BEATS Test
  • Recommendations