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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Partnerships

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January 30, 2020

Diversity & Inclusion is a fundamental part of our corporate strategy that funnels down to all our businesses, and their relationships with external and internal stakeholders.

When it comes to discovering the best creative talent, we’re always looking at how we can support and develop visionary individuals of all backgrounds. By offering intensive workshops, meaningful mentorship and scholarship programs, NBCUniversal is committed to providing resources and opportunities for equal representation in media.

Below are some examples of the organizations we partner with to support the next generation of storytellers behind and in front of the camera.

PITCHNY is a two-day workshop to provide aspiring young filmmakers, producers and writers from across New York State with resources and in-person mentorship from entertainment industry leaders to advance their careers. The event, hosted by the Governor's Office of Motion Picture & Television Development and NBCUniversal in collaboration with Tribeca Film Institute, is the most recent state initiative to promote the inclusion of diverse voices across the entertainment industry.

When it comes to discovering the best creative talent, we’re always looking at how we can support and develop visionary individuals of all backgrounds. We partner with the following organizations to support the next generation of storytellers behind and in front of the camera.

Student Veterans of America
American Association for People with Disabilities
Asian Pacific Islander American Scholars
Ghetto Film School
Point Foundation
LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC)
United Negro College Fund
American Indian College Fund

The NABJ Multimedia Short Course at North Carolina A&T State University is a four-day intensive journalism workshop which provides hands-on experience and practical guidance of what it takes to be successful multimedia journalists.  

The NABJ/NBC News Summer Fellowship gives students real world experience and exposure to our news divisions, which includes NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC.

Through a partnership with NBCUniversal, the GLAAD Media Institute provides training and consultation to create production solutions and framing experiences designed to deliver powerful and enduring affinity with the LGBTQ community. The GLAAD Media Institute collaborates with various NBCUniversal divisions and entertainment brands to provide feedback on production materials and guidance on how to best represent LGBTQ related topics.

For over a decade, the Geena Davis Institute has been the leading resource and thought leader on gender in media. NBCUniversal has partnered with the Geena Davis Institute in support of their mission of increasing and advocating for equal representation in media.

At NBCUniversal, we have a robust partnership with Ghetto Film School, collaborating across departments to create opportunity and training to their students and graduates on both coasts.

Creative Summit: NBCUniversal’s Corporate Social Responsibility team and Filmed Entertainment Group design and execute a two-day Creative Summit in New York and Los Angeles for up to 100 GFS participants. Over the course of the two days, participants meet with creative professionals across various media and entertainment fields to gain knowledge about creative fields within NBCUniversal and insights in preparation for their own careers.

Fellows Film Program: NBCUniversal provides support to the Ghetto Film School Fellows Program, a visual storytelling course for high school students.

Roster & NBCU Talent Summit: This event presents an overview of the NBCUniversal/Ghetto Film School partnership and give Roster’s emerging talent actionable advice and dynamic contacts to build sustainable careers.

NBCUniversal Scholarship Fund: NBCUniversal provides annual scholarships to four students or graduates of the Ghetto Film School Fellows Film Program who are entering their freshman or sophomore year at an accredited four-year higher education institution.