MetroEast’s paid BIPoC Contractor Program (BCP) is a supervised learning experience in video production aimed to uplift marginalized creatives through career building opportunities. There is no question that BIPoC communities are underrepresented in every film and video industry employment front. According to the 2020 Hollywood Diversity Report, BIPoC communities make up 40% of the US population, yet only 15% of directors identify as BIPoC.
Our program aims to minimize this divide. It decenters whiteness in the industry giving applicants hands-on experience in professional productions, production credits to help bolster their resumes, access to thousands of dollars worth of gear, mentors so they can get established to use their passion in video production not only to create art, but to finance their lives.