MPAA’s Inclusion and Multicultural Outreach program is lead by John Gibson, Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Director, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives. John Gibson works to promote and highlight the association’s diversity and inclusion initiatives in the film and television industry. In this role, Gibson also manages the MPAA’s partnerships with national civil rights and multicultural groups as part of the association’s outreach to leading third party organizations. Since creating the MPAA’s Diversity and Outreach Program, John has cultivated key partnerships with leading organizations such as the American Black Film Festival; Georgia Latino Film Festival, and the Latino Donor Collaborative, of whose advisory boards he serves on; the Washington Bureau of the National Urban League, serving on its Urban Solutions Council; Hispanic Heritage Foundation; National Association of Latino Independent Producers; and many other groups working tirelessly to promote gender equality and diversity in film and television. Through his active engagement, speaking with multicultural media outlets and addressing participants at national conferences throughout the country, John has helped bring increased awareness of the multicultural projects being pursued by both the MPAA and its member studios.
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