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The diversity in our production/motion graphics studio short list is looking pretty pathetic. Any resources/reccos of BIPOC-owned/led studios I can add to the list? Would love to start casting a wider net when searching for talent. Thanks!

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Bigger picture question- it feels to me like there is a cost to entry in these areas of production as they require access to certain kinds of equipment, computers, etc., that only those with the financial means to do so can access. How can we bring this technology and education to younger and less privileged folks who otherwise wouldn’t have access? Build up a more diverse roster of talent of the future.

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I can’t speak for other diverse production company owners, but on my end it’s a question we consider every single day. I started out running audio equipment because I couldn’t afford to get my hands on a camera, and it was only once digital cameras came along — and an organization lent me one — that I could afford to roll. It took a long time to build up my production company, but the diversity is there on our sets (last production a few weeks ago was 70% ethnic minority, and with women directors, plural); in the roster of directors we represent and the ones we have in our back pocket and are training, supporting and/or mentoring, and in our commitment to being mindful of how we put together diverse crews.

All of that’s moot if we can’t hear about production jobs and bidding opportunities that come down the pipeline, though. The earlier we know about those, and the more info and communication with an agency creative team we can get, the more we can bring our diverse ecosystem behind the camera to the table. The delicious craft services-laden table.

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