ARRAY Crew began with an idea to fill a necessary gap in the hiring practices of the film and television industry. It started with SELMA when director-producer Ava DuVernay noticed that within the status quo of the studio system, there were only a handful of a certain kind of people making films and TV shows. While working hard to diversify the crews of SELMA, A WRINKLE IN TIME and Queen Sugar, the idea for ARRAY Crew was born.
ARRAY Crew was initially conceived as a nicely bound binder with profiles of below-the-line crew members that could be shared with interested producers and department heads. But soon, the vision took hold with the commitment of every major U.S.-based studio and streamer. A woman-led team was commissioned to create a proprietary online database that launched with thousands of below-the-line crew members and has not stopped growing.
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DuVernay’s original concept went from 500 names on a spreadsheet to more than 10,000 members throughout the US and Canada.
At arraycrew.com, you can view success stories, impact reporting, and check out featured crew members highlighted by the Array team.
If you are looking to hire via Array Crew for an upcoming production, request access to join the system at the link below.Get Access