programs for studios and productions

“Natasha elegantly wove context into the workshop and gave all participants a greater understanding and appreciation for diversity and inclusion as well as useful tools to implement in the future.”

— Erin Sharp, Head of Production, Banger Films

Professional Development and Skills Building for Studios and Productions

​As the film and television industry strives to become more inclusive, all leaders, supervisors and crew members need the knowledge and tools to meet changing workplace expectations. When production members are trained to work and think inclusively it results in more diverse hiring decisions, reduces conflict and grievances, helps make productions safer, and gives everyone the opportunity to thrive and grow.

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Our Programs

  • Building Inclusive Productions for Supervisors and Key Personnel
  • Building Inclusive Workplaces for Film and TV Crew

Corporate Training For Production Companies

  • Building Inclusive Organizations
  • Unconscious Bias
  • Gender Equity for Film and TV

​​Building Inclusive Productions for Supervisors and Key Personnel

This empowering training is designed for key personnel who wish to incorporate inclusive leadership practices into the workplace. Using relevant film and television examples, it leads with a focus on building cultural and psychological safety to create a sense of belonging for the whole production.

Participants will gain an understanding of the systemic barriers faced by underrepresented groups throughout the production process (pre- and post-production). The training outlines types of bias and their impact on decision-making and hiring practices. It also addresses cultural sensitivity and authenticity, stereotyping, microaggressions, allyship, bystander interventions, and incident reporting and response. Attendees will gain effective strategies and tools to reduce bias and increase their inclusive decision-making skills.

Training can be customized to meet each client’s needs.

​​Building Inclusive Workplaces for Film and TV Crew

With a focus on occupational health and safety, and with an inclusive workplace lens, this training provides crew with an understanding of the impacts of exclusion in the workplace. It also empowers them with ways to incorporate daily inclusive practices at work.

Using relevant film and television examples, the training addresses bias, discrimination, bullying, harassment and microaggressions. Participants will gain skills in how to address microaggressions and how to be more than a bystander by using allyship principles and bystander interventions. Discussion on the importance of using effective conflict resolution practices and responding to and reporting incidents, in order to maintain a psychologically and culturally safe workplace, will also be addressed.

We can accommodate 300+ production crew (online).

Training can be customized to meet each client’s needs.

Corporate Training For Production Companies

Building Inclusive Organizations

This program is for senior studio leadership teams committed to making their organization inclusive. It helps them adapt to new standards and expectations and sets them up for success in an evolving world. It provides an understanding of the scope of the work and the preparation needed when integrating the concepts of equity, diversity and inclusion throughout their operations and services.

Many leaders from production companies, national arts organizations, and labor unions began their DEI journey with this program

Training can be customized to meet each client’s needs.

Unconscious Bias

This training is critical for senior production company management and HR professionals who wish to gain insight into how unconscious bias may negatively affect their organization and their team members. It is particularly beneficial for individuals committed to building a fairer recruitment system so that all key personnel and crew members enjoy the same opportunities for advancement and growth.

Training can be customized to meet each client’s needs.



This full-day session is designed for interactive and honest discussion on how to dismantle oppressive practices, build inclusive organizations, and champion change within the film and TV industry.

Led by industry professional and labour relations specialist, Natasha Tony, the training goes beyond mandatory compliance training to delve deeper into the issue of gender bias and discrimination. As well as addressing gender bias and discrimination at work, it includes an impactful look at gender bias on our screens — a topic that has the power to shift the thinking of writers, directors, producers and all senior decision-makers.

 Prerequisite: must be already working in a leadership capacity or in the process.

Training can be customized to meet each client’s needs.

“Everyone who is passionate about working in the creative industries has an opportunity and responsibility to ensure our workplaces are diverse, innovative, creative, and inclusive.”

– Natasha Tony, CEO & Founder Elevate Inclusion Strategies

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