WHO WE ARE

BIPOC TV & Film is a grassroots organization and collective of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in Canada's TV and film industry. From writers, directors, producers and actors to editors, crew members and executives, our members are a mix of emerging, mid-level and established industry professionals. BIPOC TV & Film is dedicated to increasing the representation of BIPOC both in front and behind the camera.
 
BIPOC was founded in 2012 as Indigenous & Creatives of Colour in TV & Film by Writer/Director Nathalie Younglai, who saw a need to form a community for others like her, who were also feeling isolated by the overall lack of representation of BIPOC in the industry. This collective is the only intersectional organization in Canada dedicated to providing safe spaces for all Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in the industry.
 
BIPOC TV & Film hosts a series of panels, Q&A sessions, workshops, networking events and provides opportunities to secure employment in the television and film industry, specifically targeted to BIPOC. We also hold occasional events throughout the year that are open to allies, as we believe the support of allies is integral to creating a welcoming industry for BIPOC.

 

EMERGING TALENT INITIATIVES 

BIPOC TV & Film believes in the need to instill and encourage our youth and emerging talent to see themselves as part of the industry, and to believe that a dream of working in TV and film is a viable and attainable career. We partner with leading industry professionals, organizations and productions studios to create workshops, internships, set visits and skill training programs for BIPOC youth and emerging talent  who wish to pursue opportunities in the industry. Please visit our social channels for the latest announcements or inquire with us here.  

 

VISIONING COMMITTEE

 

VISIONING COMMITTEE

Nathalie

Younglai

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

(Writer, Director)

Jay 

Vaidya

Volunteer Coordinator

(Writer, Producer)

Gillian 

Muller

Communications & Outreach

(Writer, Director)

WARREN P. SONODA

Advisor

(Writer, Director)

Shonna

Foster

Youth & Emerging Talent Initiatives 

(Director, Artist, Producer)

Kadon

Douglas

Contributor  

(Communications and Engagement Manager)

Nicole 

Mendes

Administrator

(Broadcast Executive)

BIPOC VOLUNTEERS

Click here to volunteer with us.  

VISIONING COMMITTEE

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