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Four more emerging and diverse directors are to get their break on ITV as Fresh Cuts returns for Black History Month this October.

Jordan Thomas, Salomé-Dior Williams, Jessicah North and Archie Onobu will each make an hour-long documentary with ITV Studios label MultiStory Media for the strand.

MultiStory Media has appointed Shurwin Beckford as series producer. Beckford, who was previously series producer on Channel 4's Highlife, a series launched as part of the broadcaster's Black to Front initiative, will work with executive producer Mike Blair.

Jordan Thomas' credits include BBC3's RuPaul's Drag Race UK, where he was a DV director, and as a shooting producer on segments of C4's Stand Up to Cancer.

Williams worked as a DV director on Highlife and on C4 shows Inside the CaribbeanStrangers on a Plane and The Secret World Of..., while North has been an AP on BBC3's The Rap Game and a producer on Sky Documentaries' Chasing the Dream.

Onobu has worked as a story producer and freelance videographer.

The strand is overseen by ITV commissioners Satmohan Panesar and Lara Akeju and each director will also get support and training from ITV’s creative diversity team.

The Fresh Cuts films are funded through ITV’s £80m diversity commissioning fund.

One of last year's initial batch of five Fresh Cuts directors, Jason Osborne, was nominated in the Bafta Craft Awards for his film Our Jubilee.

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