The team at Realm is personally and collectively committed to building race equity and inclusivity. In Summer 2020, we outlined our plans to support race equity and inclusion in terms of how we manage and build our company, and of course in how we develop, acquire, and staff new stories and shows.
In February 2021, we shared our progress. And as we move into another year, we’re sharing the latest update.
HR + Hiring practices:
— We actively promoted open roles to Black Tech Jobs, Diversity, Black Career Women's Network, Blacks in Technology, People of Color in Tech.
— For every open role, we seek to have at least two women, two men, and two BIPOC individuals in the first round of interviews.
— Our Leadership (Board and Advisors) is now 44% female and 22% BIPOC.
— 31% of our projects released in 2021 had Black lead writers
— 75% of new writers hired in 2021 were Black
— BIPOC writers now account for 42% of all 2021 writers
— Actors we cast in 2021 were 51% BIPOC; 20% Black.
— The visual artists we’ve hired in the same period of time were 72% BIPOC; 42% Black.
— We hired two composers in 2021: 1 Black composer and 1 Middle Eastern composer
As we continue to improve on this front, our goals for 2022 include:
— Strengthening outreach to independent studios founded by BIPOC or LGBTQ creators
— Documenting current casting practices and ensure we are at the leading edge of inclusivity in casting
— For any vendor selection, considering at least 1 BIPOC owned/run option if available
— When working with external designers, at least 50% of the talent pool will be BIPOC.
— When exploring partner outreach, will make best efforts at equitable outreach pool including Black individuals and Black-led organizations
As we continue to make progress across many fronts, we will continue to provide a Reading Benefit for our employees to cover the cost of anti-racist self-education. In 2020, we developed a list of books together, along with a list of Black-owned bookstores to support—here is a link. We plan to keep adding to it and welcome suggestions from our listeners, readers, and collaborators. Please write to us at [email protected] if you have suggestions.