RESOURCES

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HUE You Know is a 11,000+ member production resource group for media professionals of color

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A team of Allies and Black post creatives who are working together to create opportunities, educate post departments and build relationships.

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Increasing visibility and encouraging growth for black people in the film industry.

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Podcast Series about entertainment decision makers, celebrities, creators and beyond discuss  discuss how to fix Hollywood.

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An initiative advocating for over 3,300 women and non-binary people of color working in the documentary film industry around the world.

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A curated talent-discovery platform for underrepresented creators.

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Array is an independent film distribution and resource collective. Our work is dedicated to the amplification of independent films by people of color and women filmmakers globally.  

StaffMeUp has partnered with Diversity Advocacy Organizations to ensure that job opportunities are widely shared, broadening the pool of available talent for media companies to hire

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WeRGenZ is a research-based Think Tank of more than 1000 U.S. teens. We grew out of a need to give voice to a generation of young people that are as coveted as they are misunderstood. 

WeRGenZ is a research-based Think Tank of more than 1000 U.S. teens. We grew out of a need to give voice to a generation of young people that are as coveted as they are misunderstood. 

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initiative advocating on behalf of women directors for equal opportunities to bid on commercial jobs in the global advertising industry.

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Probably The Best Filmmaking Community In The World. Showcase your experience to the community that counts. FilmUp, it's where the filmmakers go. 

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Probably The Best Filmmaking Community In The World. Showcase your experience to the community that counts. FilmUp, it's where the filmmakers go. 

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A research-based Think Tank of more than 1000 U.S. teens. We grew out of a need to give voice to a generation of young people that are as coveted as they are misunderstood. 

African-American sports and entertainment agents, attorneys, managers, publicists and financial advisors. 

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A searchable website that includes film, T.V., and commercial filmmakers to help studios and agencies find Latinx directors  

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A group of professional cinematographers who identify as

women whose work spans narrative,

doc, commercial & music video genres.

A tool to help the television industry make more inclusive business decisions. A searchable database comprised of more than 800 television writers of color with at least one writing credit on a broadcast, cable, or streaming television project in the past five years. 

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The Blue Collar Post Collective is an an all-inclusive community providing unique opportunities for members to develop professionally. BCPC supports emerging talent in post production.

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Black Film Space is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the careers of black filmmakers.

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Cousin is a collective created to provide support for Indigenous artists expanding traditional definitions and understandings of the moving image by experimenting with form and genre.

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The Blended Future Project is an online media company that empowers the Mixed Experience with stories about culture, people and perspective.

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UP Mentors will share their expertise, experience, wisdom, insights, guidance, and constructive criticism in order to help their mentees develop and advance professionally.

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Ladies Get Paid champions the professional and financial advancement of women. A private online network where thousands of women from around the world share advice, resources, and job opportunities. 

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Black Girl Film School is a 501(c)3 non profit education foundation that offers quality face to face and online film production programs for females interested in pursuing a career path in TV and film. 

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ColorComm is a professional membership community with direct access to leaders and decision makers as the nation’s leading women’s platform addressing diversity & inclusion across the communications, marketing, advertising, and media industries. 

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Blavity News is a community and platform for Black Voices, Stories, Creators and thought. Blavity is built for and by passionate black millennials trying to add more balance to the way Black people are represented in media and culture.

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The Female Lead is a new non-profit organisation dedicated to making women’s stories more visible and showing how women shape the world today.

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The Blackhouse helps Black creative voices and executives gain a better foothold in the industry. They are committed to highlighting the power of Black writers, producers, directors, and executives telling Black stories.

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Girls Make Beats empowers girls 5-17 by expanding the female presence of music producers, DJs and audio engineers by providing courses on industry leading hardware and software. GMB also serves as an outlet for girls to unite and collaborate within the music industry. ​

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ARRAY CREW provides film and television hiring managers access to crew members with diverse backgrounds. A database founded by Ava DuVernay.

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CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) advances representation in Hollywood by educating, connecting, and empowering Asian American and Pacific Islander artists and leaders in entertainment and media.

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The HiveMind Unified is a global exchange of information to advance the careers of the melanated community in Entertainment.

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The LAPPG provides a forum to share knowledge, build community, explore technologies and techniques and encourage post production professionals to connect and expand their networks.  LAPPG provides valuable offers and discounts as well as opportunities to network and make industry connections.

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The Black TV & Film collective is a development and production hub for Black and African Descent artists wishing to create financially sustainable careers in the fields of television, film and digital entertainment.

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EIF is a multifaceted organization that builds awareness and raises funds, developing and enhancing programs on the local, national and global level that facilitate positive social change.

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WIA Talent Database to increase the visibility of multi-faceted, and international pool of underrepresented talent. Women, trans, and non-binary candidates in the animation industry will be available and presented to studios across the industry.

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ASF provides continued educational & professional support, via scholarships & mentorships, to under-represented groups in the game development and animation community.

 
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A network of black athletes, creatives & entrepreneurs. a place where athletes, content creators and entrepreneurs can connect and grow professional relationships. 

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WOCU is a social action organization focusing on fair access, fair treatment and fair pay for women of color in all aspects of the entertainment and media industries.

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Collaborate with like-minded insiders and influencers to change representations of Black people--and issues affecting Black people--across the media landscape.

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A platform exploring the legacy, chronicling the present and anticipating the future of women and diversity in the film & media industries.

This is a living collection of books, articles, documentaries, series, podcasts and more about the Black origins of traditional and popular music dating from the 18th century to present day. 

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Anti-Racism Daily sends one email a day pairing current events with historical context and personal reflections on how racism persists in the U.S. (and around the world).

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The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West advocates the recognition and professional advancement of Black documentary filmmakers.

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Made In Her Image is dedicated to the advancement of young girls and women within film, media and technology. Their goal is to create and build the future film pioneers and revolutionaries of tomorrow.

Creative and professional burnout — due to heavy workloads, long hours and lack of resources — affect 64 percent of tech professionals. Find Mental Health Resources to Help Prevent Creative and Professional Burnout

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A platform dedicated to highlighting diverse professionals within the industry, we take care in examining matters of diversity & inclusion, representation, workplace equality and business ethics in entertainment.

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The annual One Young World Summit convenes the brightest young talent from every country and sector, working to accelerate social impact. 

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Film Fatales supports an inclusive community of women feature film and television directors who meet regularly to share resources, collaborate on projects and build an environment in which to make their films.

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The World's first accelerator dedicated to  Adolescent Girls connects 10 select ventures with world-class mentors, strategic financing and access to a global network of support. The accelerator aims to rapidly increase the positive impact these ventures already have for girls living in poverty. 

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Acollective of Black women and non-binary filmmakers who create community, spaces, and films that reimagine cultural productions that have traditionally exploited our communities. We coordinate public programming and produce films committed to centering radical Black women's voices. 

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A division of the Black Hollywood Education Resource Center (BHERC), BHERC TV is a leading world-wide provider of narrative and documentary short and feature films about the African American experience, as well as content from across the diaspora and diverse populations. 

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A Foundation that enables people to seek justice through TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund™​.They pioneer innovative research and solutions to address systemic inequality in the workplace through the TIME’S UP Impact Lab. And they support leaders in shifting the paradigm of workplace culture toward safety, equity, and dignity for women  through TIME’S UP’s industry change initiatives

Million Stories Media, is a free digital channel that aims to use entertainment to explain various aspects of money management. It was initially aimed at millennials to give them financial knowledge, however they believe it can help people of all ages navigate their finances in this uncertain time

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Buy Me a Coffee is a simple, meaningful way to fund your creative work without stitching together a bunch of apps like Patreon, Mailchimp, and a donate button — you can accept support, memberships, and build a direct relationship with your fans.

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  GRANTS & FUNDS  

Firelight Media launched the William Greaves Fund for mid-career nonfiction filmmakers of color.

This newly dedicated fund resources talented storytellers from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities in the US, as well as filmmakers from Mexico, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and Colombia with a particular interest in those who identify as being of indigenous and/or of African descent.

We support Black, Indigenous and Artist of color working as Directors, Producers and Interactive Creators through our broadcast, interactive and engagement programs, nurturing generations of independent mediamakers with direct funding, mentorship, editorial support and national distribution and engagement strategies. In addition, we provide year-round support for the field through artist-centered programs that include filmmaker funds and talent incubation initiatives.

Grants to encourage and support the creation of digital, film, music, television, and live theatre content that reflects the voices and perspectives of all who identify as women. Projects are eligible if they feature a strong female perspective; and/or include a female-identified director and/or producer and/or writer/songwriter and/or engineer (for recordings) and/or female protagonist(s) or lead musical role.

The 360 Incubator+ is a professional development and fellowship program that builds a critical and wholistic ecosystem of support for content creators and their projects. An intensive 3-month incubator, the program helps to accelerate the production of projects in a supportive environment.

After participating in the 360 Incubator+ accelerators, projects are invited to participate in our pitching forum, PitchBLACK.  Winning teams are awarded up to $150,000 in production funding

Get seed funding to develop your single nonfiction program for broadcast on public television. We’re looking for exceptional stories by filmmakers from diverse backgrounds: stories that take creative risks, inspire dialogue, and are rarely seen on public media. We are committed to supporting producers of color and creating public media programming that is truly inclusive.

The AT&T Film Awards recognizes aspiring creators who are shaping the future of entertainment through innovative and immersive filmmaking while sharing their unique stories.We are supporting and rewarding excellence in filmmaking with $60,000 in cash and prizes.

The Academy Grants program directly supports the overall mission of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The program also supports the Academy’s commitment to diversity in the industry. The Academy seeks to fund proven and rising institutions that open pathways for storytellers from a wide range of backgrounds, and especially those from underserved communities. 

Established by Northwest Film Forum alongside Duplass Brothers Productions to honor Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton, the $25,000 unrestricted cash grant will be awarded each year to a woman or non-binary U.S. filmmaker, age 39 or older, who has yet to direct a narrative feature.

 

   COVID SPECIFIC RESOURCES   

This fund, created by The Soze Foundation, TaskForce and Invisible Hand, supports artists + activists whose work has been impacted by COVID-19. We have received 6,148 applications and have distributed $310,300 supporting 1,088 artists + activists.

This fund is for US-based BIPOC artists and administrators. This is a ONE-TIME micro grant of $200

An aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.

A list of resources for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists, and arts professionals.

Creative Change COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Stipends for Artists & Cultural Strategists.

Emergency Health Grant for low-income Artists who work in any genre or medium, who identify as a woman, as trans or nonbinary, and/or as a person of color, who live in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside or San Bernardino Counties are eligible to apply. Applicants must be over 21 years old, and not be enrolled in a full time academic program.

Field of Vision and Topic Studios have created a $250,000 fund to provide grants for freelancers working in the Documentary field. The fund will distribute unrestricted grants of up to $2000 to support personal financial needs during the COVID19 pandemic to freelancers who have experienced hardship from loss of income or opportunity as a result of the pandemic

The mission of Artist Rescue Trust is to provide relief funding to musicians and artists totaling $1,500 over three months and amplify their stories, performances and art to the world.

We invite eligible musicians and artists who are facing financial complications from cancelled events and bookings

A coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States.

Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19

10K All Emergency Grants for small businesses, they have noted that they will pay special attention on your application if you are a part of the “New Majority” which includes women, People of Color, LGBTQIA, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Freelancers Relief Fund will offer financial assistance of up to $1,000 per freelance household to cover lost income and essential expenses not covered by government relief programs

We provide temporary financial assistance for needs created or complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. We can help with issues including health insurance, mental health assistance, rent, food, and other essentials. 

An aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.

A aggregated hub economic relief 

resources,

Government support for creative professionals impacted by Covid-19

 

  PROGRAMS  

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Creative Futures is a curated program, lead by industry experts to educate and develop underserved and disadvantaged community members enabling pathways to career opportunities within the creative industries.

Making a film is a group effort. 

We're bringing on 10- 20 trainees

from marginalized and excluded communities who will learn from professionals and get real-life

experience they can then parlay into

a career in the film industry.

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The Karen Schmeer Editing Fellowship Diversity in the Edit Room Program is designed to cultivate the careers of emerging assistant editors and editors from diverse backgrounds and experiences in the documentary field. 

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ManifestWorks connects those impacted by foster care, homelessness and incarceration with job opportunities and provides ongoing life and professional skills to support long-term success.

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Ready to make a comeback? You may have put your career on pause for your family. But your talent and drive didn’t pause. We appreciate the diverse perspective you can provide and the contributions you will make.

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A Mentorship Program to Help Diversify the Executive and Producer Ranks of the Industry

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The Creative Mind Group supports the next generation of talented Film & TV professionals and usher them into the entertainment industry by providing international film programs at the most prestigious film festivals and markets.

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A competition seeking underrepresented female-led narratives. Aspiring story-tellers submit to compete for the chance to win a development deal with Sony and Gemstone Studios. 

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Backstage Careers prepares participants to start a new career in

the entertainment industry through education and training, and by partnering with employers

in the industry 

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Nonprofit founded to educate, develop and celebrate the next generation of great American storytellers. 

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BY develops, enhances and certifies the soft and technical skills of young people to activate a community of youth who are equipped for academic, personal and professional success.

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Female Forward will give the industry

a larger pool of experienced female directors to choose from as they are staffing their shows, and that number

will multiply as the program culminates year after year. 

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The free program is for writers, directors, producers, editors, cinematographers, animators, programmers and entertainment executives from diverse backgrounds. Program, participants meet with film industry mentors, create short films, attend master workshops taught by top film professionals and industry networking events.

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NPF Empowers young black storytellers to change culture thru film. Their goal is to create a cultural shift by helping young artists bring their stories to life using film to create a launch pad for conversations that will help fuel social change.  

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Second Chance Studios is a nonprofit digital media company that trains and employs formerly incarcerated individuals.

 
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