A GLOBAL DATABASE FOR MIDDLE EASTERN, NORTH AFRICAN AND SOUTH ASIANS IN ENTERTAINMENT

The MAAC database is your place to discover both established and emerging MENA and South Asian Talent, and to be discovered and seen for more opportunities in Film, TV, Streaming Platforms, and Digital Projects.

A GLOBAL DATABASE FOR MIDDLE EASTERN, NORTH AFRICAN AND SOUTH ASIAN IN ENTERTAINMENT​

The MAAC database is your place to discover both established and emerging MENA and South Asian Talent, and to be discovered and seen for more opportunities in Film, TV, Streaming Platforms, and Digital Projects.

Our goal is to make sure that we are no longer excluded from Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, and to make MENASA both on screen and behind the camera equitable and just.

DISCOVER MENASA TALENT & CREATIVES

MAAC’s database is here to once and for all remove the excuse that it’s hard to find talent, creatives and crew from the MENA and South Asian region. 

We are here.

FEATURED PROFILES

Highlighting some incredible talent for various fields across the entertainment industry.

Serena El-Hajali

Voice Actor

0 years experience 0 projects worked

Andre Younan

Andre Faris

0 years experience 0 projects worked

Bashayer H.

Actor

0 years experience 0 projects worked

Kataneh Vahdani

Director and Author

0 years experience 0 projects worked
 

MAAC's DATABASE GOALS

Global & Comprehensive. We aim to provide a database for producers, directors, casting directors, as well as networks and studio executives to discover and hire MENA-SA talent globally. More often than not, our communities are needed for specific projects, but our talent pool has remained mainly undiscovered and underrepresented. A comprehensive directory for all MENA-SA creatives throughout the entertainment industry, above and below the line, to give our talent exposure and access where they have been historically excluded.

Global and Comprehensive

We aim to provide a database for producers, directors, casting directors as well as networks and studio executives to discover and hire MENASA talent globally. More often than not, our communities are needed for specific projects, but our talent pool is often not given the chance, we remain undiscovered and underrepresented We are building one place for all MENA-SA creatives throughout the entertainment industry, above and below the line, to give our community the exposure to executives and producers that we normally have been excluded from.

Removing Obstacles and Gatekeeping

MENA Talent have always fought to overcome dangerous stereotypes, we are here to say that we are more than the terrorist, and the multitude of outdated tropes we play over and over again. We are committed to not only advancing MENA talent throughout all disciplines of entertainment, but also to changing the conversation around the narratives we are a part of.

Increasing Our Visibility

The MENA diaspora and region are excluded in conversations around diversity, inclusion, and equity within the entertainment industry. We are the only group that is asked to identify religously to be included in DEI work. By joining this platform and including MENA-SA Talent in your production, above and below the line you are making a firm stand in fighting for systemic change and redefining how we look at inclusion.

From Our Patrons & Partners

POWERED & SUPPORTED BY

CSA | Casting Society of America

CSA had the privilege of working closely with Azita in 2019 with our Underrepresented Actor Initiative. We love the work she continues to do with MAAC and we are thrilled to have this resource available to us.

Steve Levinson EP, Ballers, In Treatment & The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation

Reza Aslan and Mahyad Tousi

The MAAC database is an absolutely indispensable resource for anyone looking to tap into the deep well of MENASA talent that exists in Hollywood.

Co-Founders BoomGen Studios

Dave Goetsch

This is exactly what Hollywood needs. I can’t wait to use it.

Big Bang Theory, US of AL

Todd Phillips

I am grateful to Azita Ghanizada and the Mena Arts Advocacy Coalition for the work that they are doing in shining a light on the bias that exists toward Middle Eastern creatives both in front of AND behind the camera. I look forward to being part of the solution.

CSA | Casting Society of America

CSA had the privilege of working closely with Azita in 2019 with our Underrepresented Actor Initiative. We love the work she continues to do with MAAC and we are thrilled to have this resource available to us.

Steve Levinson EP, Ballers, In Treatment & The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation

Reza Aslan and Mahyad Tousi

The MAAC database is an absolutely indispensable resource for anyone looking to tap into the deep well of MENASA talent that exists in Hollywood.

Co-Founders BoomGen Studios

Dave Goetsch

This is exactly what Hollywood needs. I can’t wait to use it.

Big Bang Theory, US of AL

Todd Phillips

I am grateful to Azita Ghanizada and the Mena Arts Advocacy Coalition for the work that they are doing in shining a light on the bias that exists toward Middle Eastern creatives both in front of AND behind the camera. I look forward to being part of the solution.

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Note: Submitting to MENA Arts Advocacy Coalition Database does  not  guarantee that you will be hired for a job. It is our goal to provide our community with more direct ways to be seen and considered for work across all disciplines of the industry. And to continue to remind the industry that MENASA creatives, talent and crew should not be forgotten in the conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion.

Companies We Deal With

The go-to database for producers, directors, as well as networks and studio executives to hire MENA talent. The MENA Database was created to establish a comprehensive database of all MENASA creatives throughout the entertainment industry and to help give our community exposure to executives and producers that we normally have been excluded from.