Storytelling moves forward. So should the storytellers.
The Half Initiative produces a more inclusive entertainment industry by creating equal opportunities for women, BIPOC, LGBTQ people and minorities behind the camera.
Ryan Murphy on why he formed the Half Initiative
Launched in 2016, Ryan Murphy set out to ensure that at least half of the director positions on his shows were filled by women. Less than one year after launching Half, Ryan Murphy's director slate hired 60% women directors and 90% met its women, minorities, BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+ requirement.
The Half Initiative also provides an educational Director Shadowing Program, a Production Assistant Intensive and focuses on outreach to meet new talent who work in production, from assistants to department heads. We strive to provide mentorship for emerging to mid-career filmmakers and crew through education and networking opportunities.