There is more good news in the movie industry for new filmmakers and audiences are very excited about that. Over the past few years, there has been stronger emphasis on diversity and new talent. With he launch and success of streaming services, there is a larger need for content and more ways for industry professionals to get their work. Film and entertainment companies have been listening and results are happening and the Motion Picture Association of America is one of those organizations.
In 2012 the MPAA’s appointed John Gibson as the Advisor for Inclusion and Multicultural Outreach and over the years he has worked on various initiatives. Gibson has been leading advocates for inclusion in film and television, continually working to provide aspiring filmmakers with opportunities to pursue their dreams.
These efforts have been successful and as a result, John Gibson was recently named one of the Black Enterprise (BE) 100 Modern Men for his work to promote inclusion in the creative sector. John joins the BE list of today’s leaders, executives, creatives, students, politicians, entrepreneurs, professionals and agents of change – these men share the common thread of creating a new normal while setting the bar in tech, art, philanthropy, business and beyond.
MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd established the MPAA’s Inclusion and Multicultural Outreach program in 2012, appointing the MPAA’s John Gibson to serve as the Advisor for Inclusion and Multicultural Outreach. John has been a leading advocate for inclusion in film and television, continually working to provide aspiring filmmakers with opportunities.
The efforts of Gibson are indeed inspiring and could not have come at a better time. He is making a indelible mark and slowly paving the way for others to succeed.