We have a growing list of resources we provide access to our partners in order to support the inclusion aspirations set out in the inclusion policy. This list will continue to grow, check back regularly, or feel free to suggest anything you feel may be missing!
Amazon Studios has relationships and partnerships with industry experts that have built programs and tools to support underrepresented talent. Below are a few of those and we encourage you to actively engage; either via a license we can provide to you, by hiring talent from them, or by using them to consult on your content.
Amazon Studios Partners and Resources
Amazon Studios have relationships with the following organizations.
ARRAY CREW provides film and television hiring managers access to crew members with diverse backgrounds. A database founded by Ava DuVernay.
Crewvie.com is the leading global platform and database for Productions, Studios, and Artisans.
FREE THE WORK
FREE THE WORK is a curated talent discovery platform and database of underrepresented creators.
MADE IN NY
The “Made in NY” Production Assistant Training Program helps low-income New Yorkers get their foot in the door of the dynamic world of film and television.
MADE IN NY POST
The “Made in NY” Post Production Training Program prepares low-income, unemployed, and underemployed New Yorkers for entry level opportunities in the post production industry.
STAFF ME UP
Staff Me Up is your #1 source for production jobs in Los Angeles, New York and nationwide.
Streetlights mission is to assist talented and motivated young adult minorities, many economically and socially disadvantaged, to achieve long term economic stability and career success.
GLAAD works through entertainment, news, and digital media to share stories from the LGBTQ community that accelerate acceptance.
For decades, the lack of representation and information about Native peoples has perpetuated damaging myths and stereotypes. IllumiNative is an initiative, created and led by Natives, to challenge the negative narrative that surrounds Native communities and ensure accurate and authentic portrayals of Native communities are present in pop culture and media.
LaVant Consulting is a disability-focused strategy and communications firm that offers cutting-edge program development and content marketing services so you can be the brand customers love and people want to work for.
COLOR OF CHANGE
Color Of Change helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 7 million members, we move decision makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people, and all people. Until justice is real.
Storyline Partners (SP) is a collective of culture change strategists, issue-based organizations, and entertainment industry partners that supports inclusive, culturally resonant, authentic, and nuanced storytelling in popular culture. Our collective is a one-stop-shop for film and television content creators and writers, connecting the industry to community and issue-based organizations with expertise in cultural and narrative consulting.
TTIE is committed to creating more opportunities for accurate and authentic storytelling, as well as increasing inclusion and improving working conditions for all TV writers, in particular those from underrepresented communities.
DREDF’s Disability Media Alliance Project (DMAP) provides support, guidance, and quality control on disability-themed stories creatively addressing the frequently urgent needs of reporters, producers, and content creators with an insider’s understanding of how the media works to help tell accurate, compelling stories that disrupt, transcend, and transform traditional stereotypes.
The Inevitable Foundation is funding and mentoring mid-career disabled screenwriters.
Define American is a culture change organization that uses the power of narrative to humanize conversations about immigrants.
A recent guide to stereotyping and counter stereotyping in storytelling from the Think Tank for Inclusion & Equity (TTIE) helps understand and identify tropes across identity groups. Check out their Tips for Accurate Representation here: African Americans, Disability, Migrants, Criminal Justice, Latinx, Muslims, East Asians, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, South Asians, South East Asians, Women and Girls.
Amazon Studios has partnered with other studios and experts in the creation of the Mental Health Media Guide, a resource for content creators designed to help expand positive mental health portrayals. This tool can support storytellers at any phase in the production process, across a wide range of mental health themes and topics.
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