The organizations below offer a wide variety of resources for the API community.
Asian Specific Organizations
CAPE Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment
CAPE champions diversity by educating, connecting, and empowering Asian American and Pacific Islander artists and leaders in entertainment and media.
Gold House is the premier nonprofit collective of Asian founders, creative voices, and leaders dedicated to unifying the world’s largest populace–Asians and Pacific Islanders–to enable more authentic multicultural representation and societal equity.
The Asian American Foundation
To serve the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in their pursuit of belonging and prosperity that is free from discrimination, slander, and violence.
Our mission is to engage and empower Asian Americans to fight racism, increase representation, and share community resources. LAAUNCH has released a comprehensive, national assessment of attitudes and stereotypes towards Asian Americans. The index is one of the first such studies in the last 20 years.
Go Fund Me #STOPASIANHATE
We must act now. A horrific and heartbreaking surge in violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) is happening across the US. Together, it is our responsibility to condemn hate and create lasting social change. GoFundMe stands with the AAPI community and remains committed to rectifying the racial inequalities in our society. Support the AAPI Community Fund to uplift and protect Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Donate Now.
Studio Diversity Initiatives
NBC Talent Infusions Programs
Learn about the studio’s talent infusion programs. Notices are posted on nbcunitips.com and their Facebook page.
As part of its ongoing effort to discover and develop diverse talent and actors with disabilities. the ABC Casting Department holds a yearly talent showcase. Submission for the showcase is announced on Facebook.
WarnerMedia Access represents the suite of talent pipeline initiatives run by the WarnerMedia Equity & Inclusion Programs team, which attracts, recruits, retains and empowers the best and brightest talent from underrepresented backgrounds.
NAACP National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peoples
The NAACP has created a comprehensive list of media diversity programs.
Composers Diversity Collective
We exist to eliminate the industry’s challenge to find culturally diverse music creators, music supervisors, sound engineers and musicians, to increase our own awareness of each other, and to dispel misconceptions about the stylistic range of any minority composer.
Annual Diversity Reporting
USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative
The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative is the leading think tank in the world studying diversity and inclusion in entertainment through original research and sponsored projects. Please read the diversity reports released every year.
University of California
The UCLA Social Sciences department releases a yearly industry diversity report.
Think Tank for Inclusion and Equity
The Think Tank for Inclusion & Equity (TTIE – pronounced “tie”) is a consortium of working TV writers spanning staff writer to showrunner. When TTIE first embarked on the monumental task of surveying working TV writers on the state of inclusion and equity in TV writing, our hope was to identify the barriers to entry and career advancement for underrepresented writers, as well as the roadblocks and pitfalls to diversifying story content. TTIE releases an annual Behind the Scenes report.
Organizations for Women
Women in Film
This organization seeks to help those who identify as a women receive the support they need to succeed in entertainment.
Women in Animation
Founded in 1995, WIA is the only organization dedicated to advancing women in the field of animation. We envision a world where women share equally in the creation, production and rewards of animation, and we provide resources and connections to make it happen.
Alliance for Women Film Composers (AWFC)
The AWFC set out to change the landscape of equity in music for visual media. By creating a directory, events, performances, gatherings, advocacy and partnerships, the AWFC has begun to shift the tide of equity in Hollywood and beyond. What began as a series of conversations, has turned into a powerful engaged community of plural voices committed to inclusion.
Me Too Movement
Join the movement. Support survivors and end sexual violence.
Breaking Hollywood news since 2006.
The Legend- Angry Asian Man
The greatest blog bringing awareness to Asian issues in America. A must read. Please listen to Philip Yu’s podcast They Call Us Bruce.
Film and TV publication that spotlights people of color, the LGBTQ community, disabled community and other marginalized voices.
Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists is an American labor union representing approximately 160,000 film and television actors, journalists, radio personalities, recording artists, singers, voice actors, and other media professionals worldwide.
Writers Guild of America
With headquarters on the west and east coast, this is the labor union for tv and film writers.
The Actors Fund
The Actors Fund fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan.