TRANSFORMING THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
Our Pop Culture + Media work advances institutional equity in entertainment and media and supports authentic Native stories told by Native peoples.
We partner with and educate industry leaders and professionals to combat negative stereotypes and remove barriers for Native creatives. For too long, representation of Native peoples has created harmful narratives that impact Native communities and cultures. We can change that by supporting Native storytellers and training allies to be champions for positive Native representations. We support pathway programs that introduce Native creatives to industry leaders, and support them as they tell their stories.
By having a voice in the entertainment and media industries, we can hold companies accountable and ensure authentic Native stories are told for all audiences to see.
Photo: Reservation Dogs (Shane Brown, FX)
PROGRAMS & PROJECTS
Photo: Basketball or Nothing (Netflix)
ILLUMINATIVE PRODUCERS PROGRAM
SUPPORTING INDUSTRY PARTNER PROGRAMS
This four-month mentorship program connects Netflix Animation employee volunteers with early creatives looking to break into the animation industry.
Early career professionals participate in a bootcamp to gain a strong understanding of the different facets of the entertainment industry and potential careers. The two-month bootcamp futhers WarnerMedia’s commitment to cultivate the next generation of storytellers and give access to all. Applications are now closed.
Photo: Spirit Rangers (Netflix)