John Gibson

Producers Pipeline Incubator: The Next Generation

John Gibson is one of the leading diversity, equity, and inclusion change agents in the country. In 2012, he established the Motion Picture Association’s DE&I program – working simultaneously to promote and highlight the association and its member studios’ multicultural initiatives, while also managing the MPA’s partnerships with national civil rights and multicultural groups as part of the association’s outreach to leading third party organizations.

Since creating the MPA’s Inclusion and Multicultural Outreach Program, John has cultivated key partnerships with over 40 leading organizations such as the American Black Film Festival, Georgia Latino Film Festival, New York Latino Film Festival and the Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program, of whose advisory boards he serves on; the National Urban League, serving on its Urban Solutions Council; National Association of Latino Independent Producers, Women in Film and ReFRAME, Center for Asian American Media, Urban World Film Festival and many other groups working tirelessly to promote gender equality and diversity, inclusion and ‘authentic’ cultural representation in film and television.

Prior to his work at the MPA, John advised the chief executives of an international private real estate investment management firm and two high-profile international corporate law firms. Earlier in his career, Gibson was a Clinton Administration appointee at the U.S. Department of Agriculture where he advised then-Secretary Dan Glickman on executive operations, employee relations, and civil rights outreach while simultaneously serving on the USDA/1890s Task Force – the department’s partnership with the “land grant” Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He previously also worked as a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA).

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