Equity in Film

GCFC Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Greater Cleveland Film Commission (GCFC) is firmly committed to supporting diverse representation; Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQIA+), and other marginalized people groups.

GCFC will continue to work with productions on increasing the number of qualified, underrepresented crew on set, and seeks to expand production engagement with underutilized vendors who are able to provide high-quality, price-competitive products and services to the regional media industry.

To prepare for the future, GCFC continues to invest in training a diverse workforce for tomorrow through high school, apprenticeship, and college programs with our educational partners.

AFCI & TIME’S UP Foundation Diversity Report

The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) and the TIME’S UP Foundation recently released its Diversity Report 2020, A Study of AFCI Member and Partner Diversity Initiatives. The Olsberg SPI study “provides a snapshot of the diversity initiatives currently employed by film commissions around the globe” in an effort to help AFCI members and their partners “improve their support and to provide the industry with intelligence on key initiatives in territories around the globe.”

As a member of the AFCI, the GCFC has taken the recommendations in this study and compiled a Resources page. This page provides links to local organizations and programs to help you join in our commitment to equity and inclusion in the Northeast Ohio film media production industry.