To give context about the current landscape:
Only 2.5 out of 10 show creators in digital scripted TV are people of color according to UCLA 2022 Diversity Report
11 TO 1: Ratio of men to women in the directors chair across 16 years (2007 - 2022) covering 1,300 popular films
Of the 100 top movies in 2022, 29% featured an underrepresented lead/co lead. While the US Census records that the US is 40.7% minority.
Only 2.5 out of 10 show creators in digital scripted TV are people of color in 2022 .
Only 18% of all leads and co-leads across 1,500 popular films were underrepresented.
WHO WE ARE
At Snarky Elephant Productions, we’ve embedded the idea of shifting established standards and changing company cultures into our DNA. Snarky Elephant focuses exclusively on producing content about and by underrepresented groups, especially groups with the least amount of representation in film. We are dedicated to providing equal pay and equal representation among crew and employees.
Within our company and its productions, we’re proud to say that over 75% of the cast and crew identified as a woman, person of color, and/or a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Our leadership, right down to our production assistants, is atypical and non-conforming. Perhaps most notably, our founders embody the underrepresented identities they are uplifting.
The Snarky Elephant Advisory Boards are made up of top creatives, film executives, producers, directors, and others in the entertainment industry. Each board is designed to provide guidance for the creative and executive sides of film development. Our boards hold Snarky Elephant Productions to its goals to ensure fair and accurate representation on-screen and off-screen, create quality film narratives, and provide support systems for underrepresented individuals in the film industry.