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Entertainment Industry Initiatives

Our outreach programs create a more inclusive entertainment industry.

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Expanding the Narrative, Perspectives, and Opportunities

Our efforts to diversify the entertainment industry are multi-faceted. Media partnerships ensure the development of diverse programming while fellowships deliver a healthy stream of diverse candidates for roles on screen and behind the camera. It's imperative to tackle the industry from every angle to change the narrative and accurately depict the fullness of Black life. 

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One of the goals is to create pathways to inclusion. How do we create pathways for inclusion be it the Image Awards, our internship, fellowship programs, a symposium or partnership with the guilds? Delivering on that is big. So, with everything that we do, that is the end game.

- Robin Harrison, Vice President, NAACP Hollywood Bureau
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To disrupt the production and dissemination of these troubling narratives, the NAACP provides media guidelines that create much-needed awareness about the connections between storytelling choices and resulting social outcomes.

Programs and Initiatives

Review the websites for specific details about the programs, including eligibility requirements and application periods.