ARRAY ALLIANCE EXPANDS ARRAY CREW TO CANADA ON ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF ITS LAUNCH
Launched February 2021 in the U.S. By Filmmaker Ava DuVernay; Dedicated To Balancing Below-The-Line Production Crew Diversity Gap
LOS ANGELES, CA – The narrative change non-profit organization ARRAY Alliance has expanded ARRAY Crew beyond the United States to Canada, timed to the one year anniversary of its launch. Created by filmmaker Ava DuVernay and led by an all-women executive team, ARRAY Crew is a personnel database launched in February 2021 for Hollywood’s below-the-line crew members with a special focus on the amplification of women, people of color and other underrepresented film and television professionals.
With the expansion to Canada, the two largest film and television production hubs in North America are now able to access inclusive hiring resources. Production partners have access to search and view profiles for thousands of diverse below-the-line talent while enabling studio executives, producers, line producers and department heads to find candidates across 600+ job titles (including scripted, unscripted, animation and documentary) in over 450 departments on a per project basis.
“As the film and television industries continue meaningful efforts toward inclusive hiring practices, ARRAY Crew’s expansion to Canada, in celebration of our first anniversary, widens the aperture for those in positions of hiring power and offers a robust way to achieve goals of equity and parity,” said DuVernay. “With the partnership of every major American studio and streamer, we look forward to further facilitating connection and community through our non-profit, women-led platform.”
Film and television professionals who are at least 18-years of age with a minimum of one verifiable production credit can create a FREE searchable profile at www.arraycrew.com/join.
ARRAY Crew is supported by every major studio and streaming service, including founding partner WarnerMedia, A24, Amazon Studios, Apple TV+, Discovery, Disney, FOX, Lionsgate, MGM, NBCUniversal, Netflix, Paramount, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Allied production companies include Bad Robot, Chuck Lorre Productions and John Wells Productions.
The all-women leadership team of ARRAY Crew includes ARRAY President Tilane Jones, ARRAY Alliance Executive Director Regina Miller, ARRAY’s Chief Technology Officer Dee Tuck and Director of Industry Relations Meredith Shea.
Founded in 2011 by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, ARRAY is a Peabody Award-winning multi-platform arts and social impact collective dedicated to narrative change. The organization catalyzes its work through a quartet of mission-driven entities: the film distribution arm ARRAY Releasing, the content company ARRAY Filmworks, the programming and production hub ARRAY Creative Campus and the non-profit group ARRAY Alliance.www.arraynow.com
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