"Diversity and inclusion are like multi-vitamins in my life. I take them every day. I practice them. It's part of my business practice and I'm thrilled to say, that in some ways, it has helped change the system, which is very different now than when I started. That's what I'm most proud of."
-Ryan Murphy, Founder and Mentor
Juan Carlos Coto
Jamie Lee Curtis
SJ Main Munoz
Brian Michael Smith
"The mentees need to feel the grind and be in the trenches so they can truly assess how they will handle episodes -creatively, emotionally, financially and psychologically - when their chance comes. It’s also important for them to develop relationships with the producers, crew and actors as they can collaborate later in their career."
- Tina Mabry, director, Pose, 9-1-1, The Politician
"We need fresh voices. We need to change the face of TV directors.
I believe that nurturing and incubating the next generation will pay dividends to all."
- Brad Buecker, producer/director, 9-1-1, 9-1-1: Lonestar,
Glee, American Horror Story