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There are many new and established community-led directories that employers can use to discover talented and experienced motion picture professionals from systemically excluded groups, all of whom are interested in working on projects.
Consider creating a profile on some of the Canadian-based and international directories so that your skills and abilities are discoverable by hirers in the motion picture industry.
Organizations and Directories Promoting Diverse Talent
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Access Reelworld is a fully transparent and searchable recruiting platform for Canadian Black, Indigenous, Asian, South Asian, Middle Eastern and Latin American creatives in the screen industry.
Covers Creatives, Crews, Production Staff and Executives.
Array Crew is a crew directory for below-the-line talent designed to amplify women, people of color, and other underrepresented film and television professionals.
The Collective Bunch
The Collective Bunch Society is a community of above- and below-the-line crews and creatives working in screen-based industries who identify as Indigenous, Black, People of Color and LGBTQ2S+.
CultureBrew.Art is an interdisciplinary digital platform featuring a nationwide searchable database of Indigenous and racialized artists working in the performing, literary, and media arts in Canada, from writers, directors, actors, and designers, to musicians, composers, choreographers, producers, and other cultural workers.
HireBIPOC.com is the definitive and ubiquitous industry-wide roster of Canadian BIPOC creatives and crew working in screen-based industries.
Out On Set
Out On Set is a database for North American LGBTQ+ film & television crew and creative talent. Out on Set is a joint initiative to connect production companies, agencies and networks to queer and trans talent within the screen industry.
Women in Animation Talent Database
Women in Animation has championed inclusion & diversity in the animation industry for over 25 years. Women, trans, and non-binary candidates in the animation industry can add themselves to the database to be verified and that information will be available and presented to studios across the industr
STORYHIVE Creator Database
Since 2013, STORYHIVE has funded productions and supported emerging filmmakers with mentorship and support from the National Screen Institute, bringing hundreds of films to life online and around the world. Explore the Creators directory for Telus Storyhive talent from camera, sound, producers, directing, editing and more!
Trans+ On Screen
Trans+ On Screen is a directory representing trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming professionals in all areas of Film and TV, from(pre-)production to distribution. The directory is constantly growing while it is based out of the UK, a worldwide filter is also available.
Stunt POC is a website database listing Stunt Performers of Color in Film and Television throughout the Unites States and Canada. All of our ethnic stunt performers (African, Asian, Black, Filipino, Indian / Hindu, Latino / Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Mixed, Native America, Samoan, Tongan) are active SAG-AFTRA and/or ACTRA union members in the Film and Television industry. Our member stunt pages include their stunt resume, pictures, email address, their IMDb page, and most have stunt reels and more for all casting needs.
Visit the Stunt POC directory
Regional Crew Directories
If you live and work outside B.C.’s Lower Mainland, consider creating a profile in one of these directories that serve local productions on Vancouver Island or B.C.’s Interior.
Vancouver Island South Film & Media Commission
Vancouver Island North Film Commission
Thompson-Nicola Film Commission
Databases for Above-the-Line Creative Talent
The Directors Guild of Canada – BC branch (DGC BC) profiles its member directors on Directors.ca, and features filters to aid search, including the director’s personal characteristics.
Members of the Writers Guild have the option to voluntarily self-identify in the member directory as a way for screenwriters and story editors to market their skills to producers.
ACTRA offers an online searchable database of Diverse Professional Talent. This service is offered to ACTRA members and their partner agents, Casting Directors and Producers.