Inside Out and OUTtv Launch OUT ON SET - An Online Database of LGBTQ2+ Film Talent - OUTtv

Inside Out and OUTtv Launch OUT ON SET – An Online Database of LGBTQ2+ Film Talent

This expands on the duo’s existing partnership that previously launched the Inside Out + OUTtv Outspoken Documentary Financing Fund

Inside Out, Canada’s largest LGBTQ film festival and single largest promoter and exhibitor of LGBTQ+ content in Canada, and OUTtv, Canada’s national LGBTQ+ television network, proudly announced today the expansion of their longtime partnership to include the joint initiative ‘Out On Set’, an online database of LGBTQ2 film crew and creative talent within North America.

Out On Set will house a database of Canadian and US-based LGBTQ2 talent, who can sign up for a free profile beginning today. Following a recruitment period, the searchable database will launch in early 2021 as a resource for producers, studios and agencies to hire talent from within the LGBTQ2 communities, with filters for geographic location and area of expertise.

“In recent years, Inside Out has acted as a resource for and a bridge between LGBTQ2 creatives and the screen-based industries, which has included connecting talent from our diverse alumni base with job opportunities, and building mentorship and financing programs to support career development,” said Andria Wilson, Inside Out’s Executive Director. “This joint initiative with OUTtv will expand and democratize the recruitment process and create more employment opportunities for our incredible LGBTQ2 crew and creatives. We hope to see this database become a go-to resource for those looking to create an on-set culture that reflects the world we want to live in.”

“Our focus at OUTtv is to tell stories that relate to the LGBTQ+ community and to ensure that these stories are told by members of the community,” said Brad Danks, CEO of OUTtv Network. “We’re thrilled to continue our ongoing relationship with Inside Out with the launch of OUT ON SET,  the first-of-its-kind online database that aims to connect networks, production companies and agencies with LGBTQ+ talent in North America.  With this database we aim to amplify queer talent across the entire industry and to increase representation in all areas of screen-based industries – whether it be in front of the screen or behind it.”

Interested LGBTQ+ screen industry professionals and all production companies, studios, networks and agencies in both Canada and the U.S. are invited to sign up at now.

The Out on Set database will launch March 2021, at which point production companies and studios will be able to search for LGBTQ+ talent in North America, post opportunities and message talent within the database.