WHAT'S NEXT?Our plans for the future.Charting inclusion across the entertainment industry beyond the Academy Awards®
Collaboration for Change
This project brings together organizations committed to inclusivity, access, and opportunity for all. As the leading global think tank studying inclusion in all areas of entertainment, the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative consistently leverages data to demonstrate where industry improvement is needed for women, people of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, and people with disabilities.Adobe’s mission is to change the world through digital experiences, and in the entertainment industry, Adobe has been at the heart of connecting content, data and innovative tools that democratize creativity and shape the next generation of storytelling. Through its grantmaking to organizations and nonprofits worldwide, the Adobe Foundation aims to create a world where more people, regardless of background, can be creative and share their stories.In 2022, the Adobe Foundation approached the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative with one question: was there a Big Idea the two groups could tackle together? There was indeed. Would it be possible to chart where there has been industry progress, represented by greater access, opportunity, and participation of people from historically marginalized groups? Could we determine who was responsible for creating change?The Inclusion List was born.Today, we are unveiling the first part of the story. It begins with the tale that Hollywood tells about itself – who the industry chooses to recognize and whether nominations for entertainment’s top awards have become more inclusive with time.By sharing this data publicly, we hope to shed light on the reality of where and how inclusion has occurred and issue a reminder that it is an ongoing imperative for the film industry. Though over time comparisons may suggest to readers that much has changed, the data also reveals where gaps still exist.
It Doesn’t Stop Here.
In the coming months, the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, through funding from the Adobe Foundation, will expand on this work by launching The Inclusion List. This data-driven tool will allow the public to understand who has taken inclusion seriously and been a driving force for industry change. Based on clear metrics and supplemented with the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative’s industry-leading data, The Inclusion List can inform, challenge, and congratulate the entertainment industry and point out where there is room to grow.
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