Time Warner is devoted to championing diversity and inclusion through its numerous enterprise-wide initiatives and programs that provide opportunities for diverse storytellers and content creators.
The Warner Bros. Television Workshops and the HBOAccess Fellowships create opportunities for talented, emerging writers and directors from diverse backgrounds. The HBOAccess Writing Fellowship provides mentorship for diverse storytellers along with opportunities to develop scripts for consideration by HBO and Cinemax. The Warner Bros. Emerging Film Directors Workshop gives access and voice to new and underrepresented directing talent. The DC Talent Development Workshops give access and a voice to new and prospective talent for both comic book writers and artists. For younger talent, the Turner Voices Youth Media Institute brings a diverse group of high-achieving high school students selected from schools throughout the state of Georgia to Atlanta for a week each summer for an immersive introduction to the world of media and news broadcasting.
Time Warner also has a content incubator, OneFifty, that works with creative executives across Home Box Office, Warner Bros. and Turner. Its mission is to curate untold stories, invest in artists with authentic voices and incubate content that resonates with diverse global audiences. It does so by investing in and developing content with artists who take smart, bold, creative risks.
In addition to developing future content creators, Time Warner has diverse content creators who are making their unique voices heard today. The HBO TV show, Insecure, has a diverse female showrunner, cast and story line, and is in its second season. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a recently released HBO movie with a diverse cast and powerful story line based on a best-selling non-fiction book.
Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have several recent film productions with diverse talent both behind and in front of the screen. Wonder Woman, a global box office hit starring Gal Gadot, is the first female-led superhero film in over a decade and is also the first to be directed by a female, Patty Jenkins. The movie, IT, was the highest grossing horror film on a domestic basis which also had a diverse team of producers, including Barbara Muschetti, Dan Lin and Walter Hamada. The Justice League premiered in November 2017 with diverse leads such as Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher and Ezra Miller, the first openly LGBTQ superhero lead. Currently in production, Oceans Eight is a reboot of Oceans 11 and features a cast of female leads, including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Awkwafina, Helena Bonham Carter and Sarah Paulson.