Vice President, External and Multicultural Affairs | MPA

Creating in Isolation - Saturday, June 27 at 8:00am PST


As a counselor to the Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association, 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 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 leading organizations such as the American Black Film Festival, Georgia Latino Film Festival and New York Latino Film Festival, of whose advisory boards he serves on; the National Urban League, serving on its Urban Solutions Council; Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, Women in Film, National Association of Latino Independent Producers, 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. 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 MPA and its member studio.