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Introducing Sony Pictures Action

Sony Pictures Action is our global multi-pronged racial equity and inclusion strategy.

Who We Are

The Action Council oversees initiatives aligned to this strategy and seven global subcommittees.

Meet the Action Council

Co-Chairs

Paul Martin, Chief Diversity Officer Keith Weaver, EVP, Global Policy and External Affairs

Action Council Team

Jill Allen, SVP Digital Distribution Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Spring Aspers, President Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, Music Flory Bramnick, EVP Distribution Dana Flowers, EVP Creative Advertising Motion Picture Group Tahara Grant, SVP Corporate Communications Peter Kang, EVP Production Columbia Pictures Nina Lederman, EVP Global Scripted Development and Programming Kim Overall, EVP Consumer Strategy Commercial Planning Elias Plishner EVP WW Digital Marketing and Data Analytics Jason Spivak, EVP WW Digital Distribution Maurizio Vitale, EVP Marketing adn Brand Strategy SPT Aimee Wolfson, EVP Intellectual Property and Deputy General Counsel Lexine Wong, EVP Head of Global Multichannel Marketing

Sony Pictures Action Initiatives Around The World

Sony Pictures Action Strategic Pillars

Learn more about the initiatives under each strategic pillar.

Unconsious Bias Training

Employee trainings to break bias when making critical decisions, in partnership with the NeuroLeadership Institute.

Internal Leadership Development

Encourages relationship-building and inclusive partnerships within our Sony Pictures community.

Production Hiring

Utilize inclusion-focused databases offering access to underrepresented below-the-line crew members in hiring searches.

Internal Speaker Series

Explores social and racial injustice in our streets and structures.

Diverse Directors Program

Provides professional development, networking and shadowing opportunities for directors on Sony Pictures Television series.

Film Life Foundation

Sony Pictures was a founding sponsor of the Social Justice Now Film Festival and continues its ongoing relationship with the American Black Film Festival.

Diverse Writers Program

Provides professional development, networking and shadowing opportunities for writers on Sony Pictures Television series.

Justice-Related Social Content

Amplify content and creators activating around issues related to social justice.

Creative Diversity Fund UK

Supports international production companies to identify, develop and champion talent – in particular writers, producers and directors – from underrepresented backgrounds.

Supplier Diversity

Seeks to increase representation of diverse-owned businesses in our supply chain.

Geena Davis Institute

Partner to identify and prevent biases and stereotypes.

HBCUs in LA

Provides underrepresented students of color with access to opportunities at our studio.

Jeff Friday Media

Create opportunities for up-and-coming diverse content creators through a deal with Jeff Friday Media, the creator of the American Black Film Festival

Black Information Network

Sony is a founding partner of Black Information Network (BIN), the first-of-its-kind 24/7 national and local all news audio service available on the iHeartRadio app and radio stations across the U.S.

Together with our strategic partners and our substantial 1-to-1 employee Fund Match Partners, Sony Music’s Global Social Justice Fund has already donated millions of dollars to recipients.

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Time For A Change

Inspired by the four pillars of Sony Pictures Action, Sony Pictures Television Studios created Time for Change to specifically address the challenges facing US TV productions.