Commitment to Change

Click here to read a message from the AICP National Board of Directors.

On the third Wednesday of every month, AICP will be presenting Zoom webinars highlighting organizations that exist to create opportunities across the spectrum of filmmaking, advertising and marketing for people of color, specifically the Black community. As a major part of the AICP’s commitment to this mission, we are taking away the perceived barriers  for why we can’t find diverse talent to fill our ranks.  Every month, you will have an opportunity to invest in an organization that will make your company better and make good on those pledges to do your part. The webinars will be open to the entire industry, not just the AICP membership. The ultimate goal of these presentations is to facilitate the action required for companies across our industry to move towards lasting change. Consider these sessions your introduction.  We are counting on you to dig in, act, and collectively create a more inclusive and equitable commercial industry. 

If you would like more information, or have any suggestions, please email us.

This month we are featuring Venice Arts, which works with low-income young people (10-18) to prepare them for careers in the arts, including photography, filmmaking, and animation.

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Presenting Organizations:
Venice Arts

The organization presenting provides access to students and young people via internships and training for careers across the filmmaking spectrum, including a pathway to union membership.

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Presenting Organization:
The CineCares Foundation

The organizations highlighted provide opportunities and access to the filmmaking process. Both groups hope that through exposure and hands-on learning, participants can forge meaningful and long-lasting careers in media.

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Presenting Organizations:
Bridgebuilder Cinematic Arts Program
Vets2Set

This installment focuses on the importance of mentorship in building careers, achieving goals, and gaining access. Brittany Franklin and Ian Grant, Co-Founders of Minorities in Film (MiFILM) along with Gloria Pitagorsky (Heard City) and Christa Thompson (KNUCKLEHEAD), the co-chairs of the AICP Equity & Inclusion Mentorship subcommittee, will discuss how AICP members and the industry at large can embrace mentorship opportunities to create change.

Find out more about becoming a mentor to a MiFILM participant, and how you can work with the AICP Mentoring Program to make a difference

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To join MiFILM, please click here
For more information on the AICP Mentoring Program, please click here.

This installment focuses on Sporas, a network for cinematographers and camera crew, as well as an update on Double the Line, an AICP initiative that encourages inclusion in production and post production, particularly at the senior level.

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Presenting Organization:
Sporas
AICP's Double the Line
Staff Me Up

This installment focuses on two organizations offering opportunity and access to creative fields across the advertising and entertainment spectrum, including animation, design, production, post and music.

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Presenting Organizations:
E4 Youth
.movtogether

This installment focuses on organizations that provide access and education to filmmakers forging careers across the production industry in above-the-line and below-the-line categories.

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Presenting Organization:
Academy Gold

This installment focuses on two organizations offering access, education and inspiration to young people planning for careers in advertising, marketing, production and post production. Each organization helps provide a foundation for creative talent to position themselves for success and they embark on their education and future careers.

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Presenting Organizations:
Free Spirit Media 
Incorp[HER]ated

This installment focuses on two organizations offering access, insight and opportunity to talented artists. Through programs, workshops and mentorship opportunities, these organizations open doors for those hoping to forge careers in the creative fields.

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Presenting Organizations:
Minorities in Film
re:imagine/ATL

This installment focuses on two organizations offering opportunities for exposure and education for the next generation of talent entering the production and post production fields.

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Presenting Organizations:
Black Girl Film School
Ghetto Film School (GFS)

The presenting organizations will offer insight and tools for finding and hiring talent across the production and post production spectrum.

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Presenting Organizations:
Change the Lens
Pipelines

The presenting organizations offer insight and tools for providing access, exposure and opportunity to underrepresented talent across the filmmaking, advertising and marketing landscape.

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Presenting Organizations:
Bid Black
The Marcus Graham Project

The programs featured show how companies can donate time and energy to provide meaningful access and education about the advertising and marketing industry to create the next generation of change leaders. This includes mentoring, access to internships, as well as information about how the industry operates.

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Presenting Organizations:
Made in Her Image 
The Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program & HBCU LA
Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP)

The programs featured offer participants training and job placement in the production and post industries.

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Presenting Organizations:
Made in New York PA Training Program 
Made in New York Post Production Training Program
ManifestWorks 
Streetlights