News about NEROPA

Visiting RTL Fiction, with NEROPA

On 5 September 22 I’ll visit an editorial meeting of RTL Fiction, this time virtually. The occasion is my method NEROPA Neutral Roles Parity, which I’ll present, afterwards I’ll answer the questions of the editorial staff members.

Deutscher Kulturrat / German Cultural Council: Good Practice

NEROPA was included as a “Successful Gender Equity Measure” in the GOOD PRACTICE database of the Women in Culture and Media website, newly launched in early July.

Interview for The Age Buster

At the end of 2021, I was interviewed by Italian journalist, sociologist and author Stefania Medetti. Among other things, she runs the English-language blog The Age Buster, which focuses on age, ageism, and age discrimination. Demand Change.

Panel FIA’s Gender Equality Thursday No. 2

On October 7, I will participate in an event organized by FIA Federation Internationale des Acteurs, among others to present possible applications of NEROPA in the performing arts.


On 10. September I held a digital NEROPATM -Workshop at the Branchentage of the 17th ACHTUNG BERLIN Filmfestivals.

Logo 17. Achtung Berlin Festival

Interview for Wendepunkt

Im Juni I was interviewed by Antonia Roeller for the 50th issue of Wendepunkt (Turning Point), the magazine of the Dramaturgs Association VeDRA for her article “Diversity as a Chance”.

Titelseite VeDRA Wendepunkt Nr. 50


Interview for femMit

In March I was interviewed by Katalin Valeš for the 2nd issue of new magazine femMit, for her article “Sie haben es satt – Wie Film- und Fernsehfrauen die Branche verändern” (They are fed up – how film and television women change the industry)

Titelseite femmit und Ausschsnitt Artikel mit Interview BRS

femMit Number 2. Photo: BRS


Instagram Live Talk with Pro Quote Bühne (Stage)

On Saturday 20 March 21 from 6pm, I’ll be taking questions from Sara Sommerfeldt on Instagram Live Talk:

In our conversation, Belinde will tell us about her experience as an actress in Germany, what led her to develop the NEROPA™️ method and how it can be used in scripts, as well as in theater and opera productions.

PQ Bühne Instatalk zu NEROPA

The conversation will be available online afterwards (Pro Quote Bühne / Stage on Instagram).


Pro Quote Film #ShareYourPower 2021

I was invited to participate in the panel of Pro Quota Films workshop talk on female onscreen representation  that was held online on March 1.  21 as part of the #ShareYourPower Events.  My input was requested on how to increase female representation (e.g. with the use of NEROPA) and how to challenge the enormeous pay gaps among acting people.

Logo Pro Quote Film.

NEROPA-Webinar for WIFT Germany

On December 17, 20 I was given the opportunity to present my method NEROPA in a Webinar organized by WIFT Germany for women from the film and television industry. WIFT Germany board member Magdalena Frau commented:

Belinde Ruth Stieve, actress and WIFT honorary member, presented her method NEROPA (Neutral Roles Parity) very convincingly in a Zoom meeting for members and interested parties. Gender equality and diversity no longer have to fail because of the clichés in the heads of decision-makers. First resolution for 2021: check and use potential for diversity. Sensitise colleagues, authors, producers and bring about a long-term rethink in the industry in small steps.



NEROPA-Workshop at Filmlöwin-Kino

Filmlöwin-Kino is a series of queer feminist films and events, initiated by feminist film journalist Sophie Charlotte Rieger in November 2020. She invited me to hold the online workshop “NEROPA for more gender equality and diversity” to a big round of interested women and men

.Filmlöwinkino Logo


Panel “Focus Diversity: The Image of Society in Film”

In September I was invited to the FMK Leipzig to join the diversely composed panel along with with Burhan Qurbani (director, writer), Cornelia Grünberg (Board of BVR Directors Association), Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Prommer (Institute for Media Resarch, University Rostock), Faraz Shariat (director, writer) and Tatjana Turanskyj (writer-director-producer;  Pro Quote Film).


Honorary Member of Women in Film and TV Germany

The actress and expert for gender issues in film and TV has been writing about the situation of women in the industry for many years in her blog “SchpIN – An Actress’s Thoughts”. We look forward to her contributions to the 50th anniversary of the German cult police drama “Tatort” (crime scene), where we see many female corpses but few female filmmakers.


Writing Team Anika Wangard and Eoin Moore

Director Eoin Moore who also writes scripts, together with Anika Wangard, was one of the very first to comment on NEROPA in 2016. Here you find his testimonial from 2016. Four years later, he and Anika are saying:



German TV Crime Films Festival

I was appointed member of the five-persons competition jury for the German TV Crime Films Festival in Wiebaden (March 1-8).

German Crime Films Fesstival 2020


EWA Network Annual Members Meeting at Berlinale

On 24.2.20 I was invited to report on NEROPA Neutral Roles Parity at the annual members meeting of the EWA Network on the occasion of the Berlinale.

Belinde Ruth Stieve at Annual Members Meeting of EWA Network at Berlinale. photo Alexia Munos


Panel: Diversity in Media

On 8.11.19 I am presenting NEROPA at the three-day “Film– und Medienforum Niedersachsen” in Lüneburg and also my latest analyses on German top cop drama for 6 team positions 2011-19. The forum is organized annually by the Lower Saxony Film and Media Office.


Diverse Casting – Wish or Reality?

At this WIFT Germany event on 18.9.19 in Cologne I was connected via video call to present NEROPA and participate in the discussion. Further panelistas: casting director Susanne Ritter and agent Gerda Maria Hein.



In the summer of 2019 we shot FILM NIGHT / DER KINOABEND in a German and an English version. The short film is a finger puppet animation and stop motion film that conveys the approach of NEROPA (for more information: NEROPA: Film)..



.Consultations at ITV

I was invited by ITV Head of Diversity Ade Rawcliffe to present NEROPA on 1.5.19 to a group of decision makers at ITV and discuss possible implementation of the method in fictional serial formats of the British TV station ITV in London.


Gender Equality in Television

On 25.4.19 I participated in the one-day event Gender Equality in Television: Behind the Scenes and on the Screen organized by Westminster Insight in London and presented NEROPA. A good opportunity to get to know the current British situation and to meet old and new contacts!

Northern Ireland Screen

The Belfast based agency introduces mandatory use of NEROPA in a funding slot in April 2019.

NI Screen's Andrew Reid on NEROPA.