Array Crew – Created by Ava DuVernay, Array Crew exists to support systemic changes in the below-the-line hiring practices of the film and television industry and to connect underrepresented crew members to hiring managers who practice inclusive outreach. They aim to be a resource for executives and hiring managers throughout Hollywood amid the ongoing push for more inclusive crews.
Asian American Documentary Network (A-DOC) – A-Doc is a national network that works to increase the visibility and support of Asian Americans in the documentary field who have come together as one, multi-generational force to advocate for their vital presence in the field. They aspire to help other Asian American documentarians partner with community organizations and educators, and foster collaboration among the filmmaker community.
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Brown Girls Doc Mafia (BGDM) – Brown Girls Doc Mafia advocates for women and non-binary people of color working in the documentary film industry around the world. They fight inequality by building community and sharing resources, nourishing creative brilliance, demanding access and visibility in creative and professional environments, enriching their community with the knowledge to sustain themselves financially, and by cutting through oppressive industry structures to advocate for their members.
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Cherokee Nation Film Office – The mission of the Cherokee Nation Film Office is to increase the presence of Native Americans in every level of the film and television industries, while creating opportunities for economic development and jobs in the Cherokee Nation.
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FREE THE WORK is a non-profit organization committed to making equity actionable in media and to creating opportunities for a global workforce of underrepresented creators behind the lens in TV, film, and marketing. They exist to empower a creative revolution, led by the worlds’s underrepresented creators.
Indigenous Media Hub – This Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Heritage site is a platform for learning about and engaging with the production of Indigenous media in the digital age. The Indigenous Media Hub presents and disseminates information about the work of Indigenous peoples in media.
National Indigenous Talent Database – Run by Canada’s Indigenous Screen Office (ISO), the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), the National Indigenous Talent Database (NITB) aims to provide opportunities for Indigenous talent in Canada in-front of and behind screen, digital, theatrical and commercial production.
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imagineNATIVE’s Indigenous Festivals List
Indigenous Photograph – This database consists of working storytellers on Turtle Island (North America) and is available to photo editors, creative directors, and those who routinely hire photographers. Natives Photograph is a space to elevate the work of Indigenous visual journalists and support the media industry in hiring more Indigenous photographers to tell the stories of their communities and to reflect on how we tell these stories.
The Shine Network – Created by Jennifer Podemski, The Shine Network offers a digital cinema space for content created by Indigenous women and a professional development incubator for Indigenous women pursuing a career in the film, television and media industry. It is a direct response to the chronic under representation of Indigenous women on screen and behind the camera in Canada’s media production sector.
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