ReFrame, a Hollywood inclusion program that boasts 50 industry leaders among its ranks, has set its sights on updating show business’ current hiring practices — i.e. its habit of employing mostly white men. According to Deadline, the initiative has put together a handbook “with numerous key proposals its organizers believe will help promulgate meaningful reform and diverse hiring practices in the film and TV businesses.”
One of the handbook’s recommendations is a sponsorship program that will see industry professionals mentor protégés at companies across Hollywood.
Speaking to Deadline, ReFrame organizer and “Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig touted the sponsorship program. “What I like about this is that it is very well researched and thought out, with real tangible steps that over time will help,” he said. Feig himself sponsored “Smilf” creator Frankie Shaw.
“What I like about [the sponsorship program] is that it is very well researched and thought out,