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31 Social Inclusion On-screen: The Netflix Fund for Creative Equity Stories like The Harder They Fall, Never Have I Ever, Gentefied, Love on the Spectrum, Pray Away, Yasuke , and Squid Game broaden representation—enabling more people to see their lives and cultures reflected on screen. And many of our films and series have been honored by the industry. Netflix led in nominations for the 2021 NAACP Image Awards , which honors the accomplishments of people of color in television, music, literature, and film in the U.S. Netflix secured 17 nominations for the 2021 GLAAD Media Awards honoring LGBTQ+ representation in U.S. TV and film. However, for decades, historically underrepresented communities have been either defined by a single story or worse, entirely absent from our screens. Research shows that more perspectives behind the camera leads to better representation in front of the camera. So last year we created the Netflix Fund for Creative Equity to help create new opportunities for underrepresented communities within the entertainment industry. The fund includes a commitment of $100M dollars over five years to help develop a strong, diverse pipeline of creatives around the world. In our first 12 months, we worked with over 25 organizations globally - committing $14.5M towards programs that help identify, train and provide work placements for underrepresented creatives around the world. Of that, over $5M is specifically to support women. Several of these programs have already enabled new filmmakers to hone their craft by providing them with mentorship and development, as well as an opportunity to create short films. While we’re still early on in this work, we’re committed to helping build a legacy of inclusion in the industry. You can find more information about the programs and partners we are supporting here . Photo credit: Ryan Tian

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