Adforum recently interviewed Picture Farm partner and director, Toddy Stewart, about efforts to bring diversity to the business of media and production. Toddy spoke about his struggles in the industry to his triumphs, and his mission of expanding the viewpoints in the production industry that has been present all along the way. Toddy shared:
“It starts with education. I mean internships, mentorship programs, community engagement. Advertisers, image makers, filmmakers, we have a craft we can teach. Methods and models that are ripe for reinterpretation. But to reinterpret, one has to learn the ropes, figure out how to use the technical processes, push them further in new directions. The only solution I can conceive of involves investing in supporting diversity from the ground up this way. The practical education we can help provide.”
Read the rest of the interview at Adforum.