Variety highlights advocates for inclusivity who’ve made an impact in the entertainment industry over the past year.
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ARRAY and ARRAY Releasing
“ARRAY’s TV projects embrace a broad range of inclusive storytelling, including “Colin in Black and White,” “Home Sweet Home” and “Queen Sugar.” In 2021, the company was awarded Peabody’s Institutional Award for its decade of commitment to developing an inclusive, diverse range of stories.
Jones says the honor “acknowledges that all of our hard work and commitment over the past decade of being narrative change agents by uplifting storytellers that are too often not centered is making a difference in our industry.”
ARRAY Crew, the below-the-line hiring database, just celebrated its first anniversary and will now expand beyond the U.S. into Canada. Crew now features thousands of qualified and experienced members of the craft and crew communities and has a special focus on uplifting women, people of color and underrepresented talent and connecting them with executives, producers and department heads looking to hire staff. Through ARRAY Releasing, led by Jones, the company acquires and distributes independent films from women directors and artists of color from all over the world.”