WarnerMedia introduced immediately its new partnership with Black Beauty Roster (BBR), a platform for numerous hair and make-up schooling, expertise, and advocacy for the leisure business. Black Magnificence Roster offers academic assets to assist on-set employees study the nuances of working with textured hair and darker complexions and find out how to be higher advocates for expertise of coloration. The partnership will appeal to and foster rising and numerous magnificence professionals to work on WarnerMedia’s upcoming slate of movie and tv productions.
The partnership will embrace hair and make-up staffing assist for WarnerMedia productions through BBR’s community of over 10,000 vetted magnificence professionals, workshops focused in direction of executives and choice makers on allyship and advocacy, in addition to panel discussions centered on variety behind-the-camera.
“We’ve listened to the wants of our expertise and inventive communities’ need to entry magnificence professionals who will assist them proceed to create finest at school content material whereas delivering an equitable and intentional expertise. We acknowledge that not everybody is identical, and the wants of our expertise to do their finest work is paramount. We’re thrilled to accomplice with BBR, an organization that shares our dedication to championing underrepresented artists and inclusive environments to extend entry throughout the business,” says Yvette Urbina, Vice President, Fairness + Inclusion, Pipeline and Content material, WarnerMedia.
With a community of numerous hair and make-up expertise throughout the US and Canada (union and non-union), BBR’s mission is to foster advocacy and alternative for numerous magnificence professionals.
“As we proceed to see extra numerous expertise in entrance of the digicam, now we have to make sure we’re diversifying behind the digicam as properly — particularly with hair and make-up. We’ve seen and heard of too many on-set hair and make-up horror tales from expertise of coloration and it’s time we alter the narrative,” says Simone Tetteh, Black Magnificence Roster Co-founder. “We’re thrilled WarnerMedia needs to accomplice with us to not solely diversify the business however lead the cost by altering it for the higher.”
The BBR management council consists of main hair and make-up professionals within the business together with Sir John, Kim Kimble, Vernon Francois, and Larry Sims.
“It is a step in the proper path and it’s nice to see Black Magnificence Roster and WarnerMedia working collectively to convey options to hair and make-up wants on set and extra alternative into the business,” says Kim Kimble, celeb hairstylist and BBR Management Council member.
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