Representation in Children’s Media matters both on the page, screen and stage and in the wide variety of careers and roles it takes to develop and share that creative. As makers, thinkers, and innovators, at CMA we believe that by learning and playing together, we strengthen ourselves, our community, and content for kids. Whether you are a one person show or work for a global multichannel entity we believe that you can make a difference.
Here are some steps you can take:
- Do a Racial Justice Workplace & Organizational Audit (of both those who work directly for you and those you contract for work). The Audit can examine staff dynamics, hiring and management policies, pay equity, decisions about content and any other aspect of your organization’s operations. It can help your surface—and correct—both formal and informal policies or norms in your organization that are discriminatory or present other barriers to the success of people of color.
- If you are a production executive or showrunner examine how race and other key issues are represented in the content of your production, or an entire collection of content across a network or studio.
- Reach beyond your direct circle – CMA is a great starting point to broaden your circle of connections!
Below please find some helpful resources that have been shared by our members to use as you look to hire new talent and employees.
Also join the conversation on diverse hiring practices or ask questions and post open roles with your peers on the Children’s Media Association Members group on Facebook.
Like any library, our collection is never complete – so please send any resources you are using or would like to share, our inbox is always open: firstname.lastname@example.org
BIPOC VOICEOVER ARTISTS
WOMEN IN ANIMATION
List of Black Women in Animation & Cartoons from the Black Animation Network
Women Who Draw an open directory of female* illustrators
POC IN AUDIO
DESIGNERS AND ARTISTS
#drawingwhileBlack Airtable list of over 1000+ people
Women Who Design by Jules Forrest
Latinxs Who Design by Pablo Stanley
28 Days of Black Designers by Tim Hykes
People of Craft by Amélie Lamont & Timothy Goodman
Bay Area Black Designers by Kat Vellos
Revision Path by Maurice Cherry
WOMEN OF COLOR UNITE THE JTC LIST
The JTC List – An extensive, searchable database of women of color who work in the film industry, both in Los Angeles and around the world.
Color of Change #ChangeHollywood Roadmap and Resources
Image Credit: Getty Images via UCLA Anderson
Updated: August 20, 2020