The Foundation for the entertainment industry launched the EIF career program, an initiative aimed at creating a more diverse talent pipeline for careers in film and television by increasing the number of under-represented candidates in entry-level positions in production. The EIF also plans to add entry-level corporate and administrative roles to the program.

In a relationship with Crew lifeThe program, the digital recruitment platform for entertainment professionals, is funded by the James Irvine Foundation and the Best Buy Foundation and resides on Crewvie’s existing database. It is open to candidates who do not yet have production credits, and studios and networks do not have to charge fees to access candidates’ profiles. The program’s steering committee includes executives from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Disney General Entertainment, NBCUniversal and WarnerMedia.

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“We are in a unique position to help newcomers build a solid foundation for a long career in the entertainment industry, and we are excited to offer a solution that supports the growing diversity, equity and inclusion in the industry,” said Nicole Sexton, President and CEO of EFI.

The program brings together candidates from underrepresented communities who may not have access to the resources and professional networks to get into the entertainment field and is designed to lay the foundation for their sustainable careers in Hollywood. Candidates are alumni of pathway programs such as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Gold Rising, Television Academy Foundation, Hollywood CPR, ManifestWorks, and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Evolve Entertainment Fund.

Of the hundreds of these alumni who are already on the platform, more than 80% identify themselves as people of color and more than half as women. The program is currently piloted in the Los Angeles area, but seeks to build partnerships and impacts over the coming years “to bring lasting and meaningful change across the entertainment industry.” The program also offers candidates all-round services, such as: B. Transportation grants and emergency cash grants or grants.

“Our goal is to bring more people into our industry and to help productions build teams that better reflect the communities in which they operate,” said Jeanette Volturno, co-founder of Crewvie.com. “We are very excited to be working with the EIF careers program to leverage our technology and network and open these doors.”

Founded in 1942, the Entertainment Industry Foundation is a nonprofit that develops nonprofit campaigns while promoting support for public and private organizations and philanthropists who advocate social responsibility. On Tuesday, the EIF received a Peabody Award nomination in the Public Service category for its production of Graduate Together, a tribute to the 2020 high school class, featuring LeBron James, President Barack Obama, Zendaya, Alicia Keys, HER, and many others “.