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One Year In: Sharing Our Progress on the Netflix Fund for Creative Equity

One Year In: Sharing Our Progress on the Netflix Fund for Creative Equity

For decades, historically underrepresented communities were either defined by a single story or worse, entirely absent from our screens. At Netflix we want more people to see their lives reflected in the stories we tell and research shows that more perspectives behind the camera leads to better representation in front of the camera. So last year we created the Netflix Fund for Creative Equity to help create new opportunities for underrepresented communities within the entertainment industry.

In our first 12 months, we worked with over 25 organizations globally - committing $14.5M towards programs that help identify, train and provide work placements for underrepresented creatives around the world. Of that, over $5M is specifically to support women. 

Several of these programs have already enabled new filmmakers to hone their craft by providing them with mentorship and development, as well as an opportunity to create short films. 

While we’re still early on in this work, we’re committed to helping build a legacy of inclusion in the industry. You can find more information about the programs and partners we are supporting through this new page.

Main photo credit: Ryan Tian