The CIE initiative provides opportunity and inspiration to a global group of young people aspiring to meaningful and impactful careers in the entertainment industry.
We believe that all people—regardless of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, age, or ability—should have the opportunity to participate in storytelling, both behind and in front of the camera. Young people from underserved backgrounds who want to pursue careers in film and television may be talented and motivated, but they might not know where to start. By mentoring the next generation of entertainment leaders from these communities, we can help change the face of film and television. Our aim is to expose these talented young people to the wide range of professions available within the business and show them clear avenues to their desired careers.
We want to hand over the camera, the storyboard, the budget, or the deal-making, to those whose voices usually go unheard.