We at NBCUniversal believe that diversity fosters new ideas—and new ideas are the engine of our success.
our Diversity and Inclusion
our Featured Initiatives
The NBCUniversal Short Film Festival is an initiative to discover diverse voices both in front of and behind the camera. It provides creative individuals of diverse backgrounds an opportunity to get their materials in front of key decisions makers from the entire NBCUniversal family as well as agents, managers, producers, and other industry players.
A 12-week program focused on polishing and preparing writers for staff writer positions on television shows.
StandUp NBC is a nationwide search for stand-up comedians of diverse backgrounds, which started in 2003. This initiative allows comedians from across the country to showcase for key industry players at NBC and industry-wide. Top recipient(s) receive an NBC Talent Holding Deal, meeting with NBC Casting execs and an invitation to join the Stand Up for Diversity College Tour.
NBC encourages diversity among our writing staffs by funding select staff writer positions, open to all scripted NBC Primetime Series, along with some series from our cable networks.These positions are filled with writers selected and hired by the Showrunner/Producers of each show, along with the guidance of the network and studio(s).
The selected writers will create new sketch material and gain insight into the dynamics of a late night writers' room, as well as learn about NBCUniversal
The Directing Fellowship Program is designed to take directors accomplished in their respective fields (features, commercials, music videos) and give them the opportunity to work alongside episodic television directors. The selected directors will foster relationships and fine tune their art to fit the television format.
The Sundance Institute Native American and Indigenous Program is a year-round program to deepen the commitment to support Native American and Indigenous artists and talent. This program allows NBCUniversal to build relationships within the Native and Indigenous communities while creating a pipeline for Native actors, writers and directors.
An 18-24 month rotational program designed for individuals of diverse backgrounds who aspire to join a casting office. Apprentices are exposed to working in both a network and freelance casting office. The Apprentices gain exposure to top level programming executives and attend talent showcases, comedy clubs and other venues where talent is showcased.
Launched in 2012, NBC Entertainment funds a writer’s assistant position on 3 NBC primetime scripted shows. These positions are chosen by the showrunner of the respective show and provide the selected writer(s) the opportunity to be in a television writers’ room and assist in any ways necessary.
Employee Resource Groups
MyAbilities Network is an employee resource organization built to foster an environment that recruits, retains, develops, and connects the unique skills and attributes of those who have varied abilities.
Asian Pacific Americans Alliance
Asian Pacific Americans Alliance establishes to attract, promote, and retain Asian and Pacific Islander American talent within the company.
Black Employee Network
Black Employee Network fosters and grows a strong Black employee base with focus on contributing their best - both personally and professionally - to the organization and to the community at large.
OUT is the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Straight Ally Employee Alliance. Founded in 1986, we are one of Corporate America's oldest LGBT employee groups.
The Women’s Network fosters professional women development by holding events centered on support of women’s issues, key personal development, mentoring, and educational opportunities.
Unidos serves as the premier resource for uniting, educating, and empowering aspiring and accomplished Hispanic professionals.
The Veterans Network fosters a business culture that recognizes, supports, develops and promotes the unique characteristics of veterans throughout NBCUniversal.
Young Professionals Network
Young Professionals Network (YPN) is a volunteer organization built to foster early-in-career NBCUniversal employees. YPN aims to cultivate and retain these employees by providing professional development opportunities, leadership skills, and innovation-driving initiatives.
NBCUniversal Diversity Council
Kimberley D. Harris
- NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment
- NBC Sports Group