A talent-discovery platform for underrepresented creators working in Film & TV.
An extensive, searchable database of women of color working in Film.
A database and networking platform for Latinx directors in Film, TV and Advertising.
A directory of diverse crew and staff in the entertainment industry.
An open source directory of non-white voiceover artists.
A platform of women working in Film & TV in front of and behind the camera.
A collective of both deaf and hearing BIPOC American Sign Language interpreters.
A collective of BIPOC festival programmers and film curators.
A member-based network of diverse storytellers and creatives in Hollywood.
A hiring platform for TV, film and digital media jobs searchable by demographic.
A network of cinematographers and film technicians of color.
A searchable database of BIPOC stunt performers.
A list of creative storytellers focused on women, people of color and queer people.
A list of transgender actors, singers, directors, composers and crew.
A coalition of Black professionals working in post-production.
An advocacy group focused on women directors working in TV.
A list of international databases for women in the film industry.
A searchable database of women and gender non-conforming directors, cinematographers, composers and crew in Film & TV.
A database of women producers based in New York City.
A searchable database of more than 800 TV writers of color with recent credits.
A directory of writers with disabilities.
An app to connect writers with executives and open up writing opportunities in Film & TV.
A directory of FilipinX TV writers who are part of the Writers’ Guild of America.
A list of BIPOC and women TV writers.
A directory of Latina TV writers.
An open source directory of Muslim women writers with their Film & TV credits.
A list of LatinX screenwriters in Hollywood (not part of the Writers’ Guild of America).
A directory of LGBTQIA writers with details on their film & TV credits.
A list of veterans who are writers with their TV genre and military experience.
A list of LatinX writers with recent TV credits.
A directory of Native American and Indigenous writers in the Writer’s Guild of America.
A list of women & BIPOC writers in the Writer’s Guild of America West interested in work based in the East.
A comprehensive database of African-American agents, attorneys, managers and publicists working in the sports and entertainment industry throughout the country.
A database of Black assistants and executives across the entertainment industry.
A non-profit that connects and promotes executives of color in Film & TV.
(live theater professionals with skills & experience that cross over into film & TV)
A list of Asian American directors in theater.
A list of theater designers and technicians of Latinx, Caribbean, African, Asian and Arab descent.
A database of BIPOC theater artists.
A database from Live Nation Urban of tour and production managers, sound engineers, lighting and set designers, stage techs, and tour staff.
A directory of Black women and female-identified stage directors.
A directory of BIPOC of sound, set, hair, costume and lighting designers.
A list of BIPOC dramaturgs.
A community of BIPOC professionals in live music events and touring organizing internships, mentoring, and masterclasses for youth of color.
A list of LatinX theater directors.
A list of Indigenous artists, performers, producers and creators.
A list of Latinx voice and dialect coaches, choreographers and dramaturgs.
A list of Latinx stage managers and sound designers.
A Chicago-based theater collective dedicated to telling stories about Arab people including South Asian and North African communities.
A database of actors, playwrights, directors, designers and musicians of Middle Eastern descent
A directory of LGBTQ actors, directors, producers, dramaturgs, dancers, singers, stage managers, sound designers and producers.
A network of BIPOC roadies, production managers, stage managers and others in concert, touring and live entertainment
A list of theater artists from the South Asian diaspora.
A directory of transgener actors, directors, composers, writers and crew for live stage
A list of theater artists segmented by Asian Pacific, Black, BIPOC, Indigenous, Latinx, LGBTQ and deaf
A list of women and non-binary dramaturgs of color
A list of transgender and non-binary scene, costume and lighting designers
A list of women and trans playwrights from across the globe
A one-stop resource hub to find Black creatives and professionals working in marketing, advertising, PR and the entertainment industry.
A database from Time’s Up designed to diversify critics and journalists and increase representation among women and BIPOC. It allows media outlets, studios and talent to find film & TV journalists and critics from underrepresented groups.
A grantmaking initiative from the Ford Foundation and Nathan Cummings Foundation to support cultural critics of color in the US. Its goal is to enable writers of color to make their voices heard.
Multicultural advertising intern program working to provide the highest quality and most diverse talent to the advertising industry.
A growing network of BIPOC media stakeholders, advocates and allies working to create more content, get more ownership of it, make more impact, and take more control of BIPOC communities’ stories and when and how they’re told.
These are not directories or databases, but networks and organizations that can connect you with BIPOC candidates for opportunities and consult with you on inclusive storylines; many are non-profits who should be considered when determining distribution of the good-faith donation.
(also: The Indigenous List, The Disability List, The CAPE List, The Muslim List, The Latinx List, and The GLAAD List)
Each December, the Black List releases its annual list, a survey of the most liked unproduced screenplays of that year — in an effort to shine a light on extraordinary screenwriting which may have been overlooked.
A Black female owned studio and animation house that produces programming for broadcast, cable, streaming networks, digital platforms, and live events. They consciously hire Black women, women of color, and non-binary people of color.
Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment champions diversity by educating, connecting and empowering Asian American and Pacific Islander artists in media. They advance representation in Hollywood by nurturing talent and leadership, consulting on cultural content, and championing projects for box office and streaming success.
A racial justice organization that consults with writers’ rooms, executives, and creators to help shape accurate and authentic storylines about Black people and the issues that impact communities of color.
A fellowship for emerging TV writers of color who identify as trans or non-binary, disabled or undocumented/formerly undocumented immigrants.
An organization that consults with the entertainment industry to change the way people define and view disability and to increase representation of people with disabilities.
A free and membership based network and skill sharing forum for professional women in the industry.
A Black-led organization offering classes and mentorship for people looking to style hair for film & TV. Focuses on specialty skills needed to succeed on set in Hollywood.
A global network and resource hub to share opportunities and help advance the careers of Black, Brown and people of color in the entertainment industry.
A Black-led online community for BIPOC professionals in media that offers mentorship and employment opportunities to bolster diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging.
A Native-led non-profit working to increase the visibility of Native Nations and challenge the dominant narratives about Native people in American society.
A consulting firm for companies and artists who want to create accurate work about, for and with Indigenous people.
A foundation working to undo the disability representation gap in film and TV, fund disabled screenwriters, and support stories written by disabled writers and with disabled characters.
A network of BIPOC artists promoting inclusive hiring practices, decolonizing productions and intimacy education. They offer consulting, advocacy and trainings.
A consulting service for organizations and artists engaging with stories from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia.
Consults on films, TV shows and digital series to creative authentic, nuanced, and inclusive depictions of Muslims and create opporutities for Muslim storytellers.
A casting agency and directory focused on Muslim American actors, models and crew
An organization of Latinx filmmakers that promotes professional development for Latinx creators, offering programs like the Latino Lens Incubators and Diverse Women in Media Forum to build a more inclusive on and off screen.
Native American consultants elevating the authentic presentation of Indigenous people in film, TV and mass media.
A grant-making organization working to amplify the leadership, narratives and talents of Muslims in the US with a focus on media, PR and leadership development.
A philanthropic resource and funder community working to transform the narrative landscape in America around people of color, immigrants, refugees, Muslims, Indigenous peoples, LGBTQ and disabled people.
An initiative started by the Sundance Institution and Women in Film to provide research and practical frameworks to mitigate bias during the creative decision-making and hiring process and move towards gender equity in the entertainment industry.
A disability rights group working to fight stigma and promote positive, authentic media portrayals of people with disabilities in TV and film, and create opportunities for them in front of and behind the camera. They have a Hollywood disability inclusion toolkit.
A collective working to increase diversity in animation by providing BIPOC artists with industry advice, portfolio feedback, resume feedback and tools to break into the business.
A community space for Black women in media and entertainment to develop knowledge, build access and community through networking events and mentor programs. They also offer financial, physical, and mental health support.
A consulting company on transgender issues that’s conducted hundreds of gender diversity and inclusion trainings. They coach executives, train employees, update policies, advise on scripts, production and media rollouts to tell authentic trans stories.
Storyline Partners A one-stop-shop for film and TV writers. They connect creators with social justice strategists, NGOs, and entertainment industry pros to promote inclusive, culturally resonant, authentic, and nuanced storytelling in popular culture.
A job training, placement and career advancement organization in Los Angeles working to create diversity in the entertainment industry. They help train and match young people and recent graduates with entry level PA positions and move up in the ranks.
An organization advocating for women working in film — to advance their careers, put an end to sexual harassment, achieve parity in the industry and transform our culture.
A full service diversity consultant firm that works with production and finance teams to make content and crews truly inclusive, reflective of the country, and the world.
Land acknowledgements are a way to increase the visibility and fight the erasure of Native peoples. For most Americans, the history we’re taught is a false one that erases the rich legacy and contributions of Native people and purposefully omits the genocide, forced removal, and murder they experienced during colonization. Acknowledging the history of where a production is filmed or a story is set in an increasingly popular way to recognize history.
Find your appropriate land acknowledgements through these resources:
A research organization working collaboratively in the entertainment industry to create gender balance, foster inclusion and reduce negative stereotyping of women and LGBTQ people in family entertainment media.
The UCLA department that releases the Hollywood Diversity Report, an annual series that examines the relationship between diversity and profit in the entertainment industry.
A research center at San Diego State University dedicated to studies of women in film and TV. Their research provides the foundation for a realistic and meaningful discussion of women’s onscreen representation and behind-the-scenes employment.
In addition to hosting an inclusive hiring database, Crewvie also provides employers with robust demographic data and measurement.
A non-profit collective that specializes in dismantling systemic racism, internal investigations and analysis, consulting on diversity inclusion and leadership development, and interpreting anti-racism commitments through local practices.
A diversity & inclusion firm that provides award-winning training, facilitation, consulting, and survey & data support for nearly three decades, servicing the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
A confidential tech platform that addresses bias, discrimination and harassment by empowering employees, quantifying systemic issues and improving workplace culture. tEQuitable helps productions identify inequities and work towards accountability.
America’s leading Black-owned consulting firm that specializes in diversity, equity and inclusion.
A global non-profit that uses documentary films, education, and activism to shift the public’s attitudes and behavior around gender norms and inequity to transform culture.
A Black-led consulting firm focused on racial and gender equity and preventing sexual harassment. They do DEIA assessments focused on hiring, social media, leadership and Board development; internal climate assessments; and policy and procedure evaluations.
Bärí is a Black tech attorney, operations executive and strategist — and COO of Bandwagon Fan Club, a data and identity analytics tech company focused on diversity, inclusion and corporate social responsibility in the sports and entertainment space.
Caroline is a professor of critical theory and social justice at Occidental College in Los Angeles as well as the chair of gender, women and sexuality studies. She specializes in the presidency, media, gender, and race in the American context.
Darnell is chair of the sociology department at UCLA and director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies. He is a sought-after consultant in Hollywood, advising on how race is portrayed on TV, and co-authored the Bunche Center’s Hollywood diversity reports and Color Of Change’s Race in the Writer’s Room report.
Felice is an assistant professor at Boise State University’s department of management. Her research focuses on gender differences in compensation and leadership and how to reduce inequity in the workplace — and has been featured in Fast Company, BBC News and Salon.
Mikki is an applied psychologist at Rice University. Her research focuses on diversity and discrimination. She examines subtle ways in which discrimination is displayed, and how such discrimination is remediated by targets, allies, and organizations.
For a complete, vetted list of DEI trainers, coaches, consultants and evaluators, please see the #ChangeIndustries Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Anti-Racist Directory.