by Tequila Higgins
Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra has enacted a racial equity and inclusion initiative title “Sony Pictures Action” (SPA). This initiative will provide financial support to organizations dedicated to racial justice and reform, while building and expanding the studio’s internal diversity and inclusion program. This plan will donate and provide through an employee match program to organizations such as Advancement Project, American Black Film Festival, Collateral Consequences of Conviction Justice Project (LMU Loyola Law School), National Urban League, and several other organizations for the aid of minorities.
Sony Pictures Action’s support of the outside organizations will be done in partnership with Sony Music Group’s $100M Global Social Justice Fund announced last week. SPA will program a speaker series and roundtable discussions for staffers involving leadership, partners, and talent as well as host virtual town halls pertaining to social issues impacting employees and will connect with the Neuroleadership Institute on unconscious bias training. Way to go Sony on leading the way in the entertainment industry.