Adobe, in collaboration with the Adobe Foundation, has announced the creation of a Film & TV Fund with an initial commitment of $6 million. The fund is designed to address the disparities in funding, career opportunities, and training within the entertainment industry for underrepresented creators both on-screen and behind the camera. Aimed at fostering diversity and inclusion, the fund will offer grants, contributions, fellowships, and Adobe Creative Cloud product donations. The company will partner with global organizations, including Easterseals, Gold House, Latinx House, Sundance Institute, and Yuvaa, to provide fellowships and apprenticeships for hands-on industry access.
The inaugural fellowship, in partnership with the NAACP, focuses on increasing representation in post-production through the NAACP Editing Fellowship. The 14-week program, set to start in May, emphasizes education, training, career growth, and workplace experience, offering access to Adobe Creative Cloud tools. Stacy Martinet, VP Marketing Strategy and Communications at Adobe, expressed the company's commitment to leveraging its leadership in the creative industry to unlock opportunities for underrepresented creators. This initiative builds upon Adobe's longstanding collaboration with the Sundance Institute and reinforces its dedication to fostering diversity and inclusion in the film and TV industry.