Who We Are
BREAKING GROUND SINCE 2O17
Over the past five years, Universal's Global Talent Development & Inclusion (GTDI) department has become the premier thought leader in the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) space across entertainment. This first-of-its-kind, film DEI team has built upon Universal's long legacy of inclusive narratives, but our mission to shape the industry landscape will continue for the next.
Talent for hire
COMING SOON! An interactive talent database of GTDI alumni with resumes, materials and representation details for hiring opportunities. This resource has been designed to increase exposure for alumni to further their career momentum.
Discover your next experience
Inclusion is a core principle of the Studio’s overall business strategy
GTDI works to create experiences for talent at various points in their creative and production journeys within all of the Studio’s business functions. Check out our Experiences page for information on our initiatives, programs, labs and traineeships!
AMPAS INVITES ARE OUT
Universal Directors Initiative alum K.D. Dávila and Universal Composers Initiative alum Amie Doherty are two of this year’s invitees to become members of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
And the grammy® goes to...
Universal Composers Initiative alumna Stephanie Economou took home the first-ever GRAMMY® in that brand-new category for her soundtrack to 'Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarök.'
Detroiter goes from being homeless to working on film ‘Nope'
Below-the-Line Trainee Robert McTyre Jr hasn’t stopped since completing his traineeship on ‘Nope!’ Since the film wrapped, McTyre has gone on to do set lighting for commercials, TV shows and is currently working on a film directed by actor Chris Pine.
The cohort of talent are the top, up-and-comers in their respective fields. We are proud to have identified and recruited them to join our studio ranks. Get to know them a little bit here.
We are Universal
together we are reaching amazing heights
At NBCUniversal, we celebrate global narratives and inclusive perspectives. We’re grateful for the support and advocacy we receive from our highly respected and dedicated internal and external partners. This support system helps GTDI continue to make an incredible impact on the Company and across the industry.
have you heard?
Spotlighting Universal's Below-the-Line Experiences
TheWrap celebrates Universal Pictures’ Below-the-Line experiences by spotlighting talent from the Universal Below-the-Line Traineeship and Universal Composers Initiative.
Madagascar Makes History With Animated Deaf Character Signing in ASL
DreamWorks Animation's “Madagascar: A Little Wild” introduced kids to a deaf chimp named Dave, who communicates through American Sign Language (ASL), as well as his sister, Pickles, who translates for him and can also sign in ASL.
A Universal Partnership
Hear how lives are changed by the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), which provides support and advocacy for the formerly incarcerated, in partnership with Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG), and Global Talent Development & Inclusion (GTDI) department.