Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Launching Future Stars: A Platform for Asian Pacific American Talent to Take Off
As part of our commitment to develop diverse talent, Comcast NBCUniversal proudly partnered with Justin Lin’s nonprofit organization YouOffendMeYouOffendMyFamily.com (YOMYOMF) and its “The Interpretations Initiative.” This is an initiative to develop aspiring Asian Pacific American filmmakers through a short film contest, mentoring, and project development. Lin, who directed films in the Fast & Furious franchise, is the driving force and YOMYOMF’s founder. As part of the partnership, Comcast NBCUniversal plans to distribute winning content across multiple platforms, as well as behind-the-scenes footage, shining the spotlight on this fresh talent.
Supporting the LGBT Community
Comcast NBCUniversal is proud to be a leader for LGBT inclusion, both in the workplace and in our content offerings. In honor of Pride Month 2015, Comcast featured a specially curated collection of films from Frameline, a world-renowned media arts organization. In October, we partnered with GLAAD for Spirit Day, during which numerous On-Air personalities and company platforms “went purple” to take a stand against bullying and send a message of solidarity and acceptance to LGBT youth. We also premiered “I Am Cait” on E!, and “The Prancing Elites Project” on Oxygen, both of which provided positive insight into LGBT lives.
Craig Robinson, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, NBCUniversal; Kristin Wygal, Director, Production, Original Production, NBC Entertainment Marketing & Digital; and Mike Pirone, Manager, Content Development, Consumer Marketing & Events, E! & Esquire Network, at OUT@ NBCUniversal SoCal 10-year anniversary celebration.