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Parminder Vir is an independent producer. She produced the award-winning Single Voices and Carlton’s Multicultural Achievement Awards for Carlton Television. She has a number of feature films in development, including The Prince of Dalston, with writer Tunde Babalola and Asha, a Bollyhood Musical set in Birmingham. Parminder came to filmmaking from a background in television documentary and over the decades produced an outstanding range of award winning documentaries including Algeria Woman at War and The Sex Warriors and the Samurai for Channel 4, two series of Developing Stories, directed by filmmakers from the South for the BBC. From September 1994 to September 2000 Parminder managed her own Independent Production Company Formation Films making documentaries and films including her first feature film Babymother. Vir was formerly Producer/Diversity Advisor at Carlton Television, where she had the dual responsibility of developing talent and policy for achieving diversity on and behind the screen. She was the driving force behind the formation of the Cultural Diversity Network (CDN); an alliance of UK Broadcasters working towards greater diversity in British Television.

As part of her campaigning work, Vir has also written reports, published articles, spoken on television and radio about cultural diversity issues. She is a Committee Member of the Asian Business Association, a SkillSet Patron, Board Director of The Young Vic Theatre and an Executive Director of DAWN a Hub for Dynamic Asian Women.

Vir was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list for services to Broadcasting and Film in June 2002, the Asian Women of Achievement Award for Media in May 2001, the first Southern Britain Media and Arts Award at the Asian Jewel Awards in July 2003 and the Windrush Diversity Award in 1999.
 
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