Established in 2012, the MPAA’s Inclusion and Multicultural Outreach program is led by John Gibson, Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Director, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives. John Gibson works to promote and highlight the association’s diversity and inclusion initiatives in the film and television industry.
In this role, Gibson also manages the MPAA’s partnerships with national civil rights and multicultural groups as part of the association’s outreach to leading third party organizations.
Since creating the MPAA’s Diversity and Outreach Program, John has cultivated key partnerships with leading organizations such as the American Black Film Festival Georgia Latino Film Festival, and the New York Latino Film Festival, of whose advisory boards he serves on; the Washington Bureau of the National Urban League, serving on its Urban Solutions Council; Hispanic Heritage Foundation; National Association of Latino Independent Producers; and many other groups working tirelessly to promote gender equality and diversity in film and television.
Through his active engagement, speaking with multicultural media outlets and addressing participants at national conferences throughout the country, John has helped bring increased awareness of the multicultural projects being pursued by both the MPAA and its member studios.
John C. Gibson
Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Director, Diversity and Inclusion | MPAA
Joining us at Georgia Minority Business Awards Breakfast is John Gibson, Vice President, External and Multicultural Affairs at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). In 2012, John created the MPAA’s Inclusion and Outreach Program to bring greater awareness and collaboration between creative organizations representing diverse communities and the MPAA’s member studios. Since then John has formed alliances with more than thirty leading national civil rights and multicultural organizations committed to diversifying the creative industries like the American Black Film Festival, Georgia Latino Film Festival and the New York Film Festival, of whose advisory boards he serves on.
About the MPAA:
We are the voice of the global film and television industry, a community of storytellers at the nexus of innovation, imagination, and creativity. In the United States and around the globe, the film and television industry drives the creative economy. Our members are: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Netflix Inc., Paramount Pictures Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Universal City Studios LLC, and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.