The MENA Database is an equal opportunity platform, with a mission to support professionals in the film and television industry from underrepresented populations, such as the MENA population, who are often excluded in conversations around diversity, inclusion, and equity within the entertainment industry.
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.
Fighting for a seat at the table
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fought to overcome dangerous stereotypes, we are here to say that we are more than the terrorist, and the multitude of outdated tropes we play over and over again.“We are committed to not only advancing MENA talent throughout all disciplines of entertainment, but also to changing the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.
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 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.
Our work is supported by numerous partners, throughout the entertainment industry at the highest levels, to help us affect change.