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Where inclusion and diversification facilitates the expansion of opportunities for all!

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ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD DIVERSITY ASSOCIATION

The Hollywood Diversity Association (HDA) is a consortium of organizations and individuals unified around a single purpose – the creation of a culture of inclusion and diversity within all aspects of the film and television industry.


The approach to addressing this challenge mirrors the goal itself by bringing together the vital cross-section of stakeholders who have a vested interest in achieving excellence through bias-free practices and a culture rooted in mutual respect and an appreciation for the universal importance of ALL people.


The Hollywood Diversity Association is a project of United Charitable, a registered 501(c)(3) public charity, EIN: 20-4286082.  Donations are tax deductible and allowed by law.

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Hollywood Diversity Association is to facilitate the creation of viable opportunities in the film and television sector by bridging the gap between diverse talent and industry decision makers.

About the Founders

J.R. Pittman, Co-Founder, Hollywood Diversity Association

James R. Pittman began his entertainment industry career at the age of 21 as a Casting Assistant for shows such as “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?”, “Make Me a Supermodel” and “Hell’s Kitchen”. Through the mentorship of Producer and Casting Director Jacqui Pitman (Co-Executive Producer of ABC’s Hit Show “Extreme Makeover" and Creator of MTV’s Hit-Dating Series “NEXT”), came the moment of sudden realization that Casting is the backbone of a great Reality show!

With Jacqui’s inspiration and industry insight, he was quickly involved in recruiting, interviewing talent on camera, supervising edits and pitching to producers/networks. Now, as Co-Casting Director of one of Hollywood’s most premiere reality casting companies, Pitman Casting Inc., James R. Pittman has cast hundreds of television shows and has not only provided the biggest and the baddest personalities but most importantly real characters with real stories that resonate!

Vanzil T. Burke, Co-Founder, Hollywood Diversity Association

Vanzil T. Burke is President and CEO of The Burke Management Firm based in Beverly Hills, CA. Founded in 2007, The Burke Management Firm is a talent management agency that was inspired and conceived from strong core values: Integrity, Honesty and Trustworthiness has been the secret to Burke Management's success. Putting God first, people, money then things has lead the Burke Management Firm to be one of the leading talent management companies in the industry.

The Burke Management Firm is passionate about being instrumental in the success of other people which has been the guiding light of the firm since its inception. To nurture, cultivate, and facilitate the advancement of all of his clients has been the primary objective of The Burke Management Firm.

What Does HDA Membership Get You?

  • Industry Job Resources
  • Access to Industry Workshops and Panels
  • Admission To HDA Monthly Meetings
  • HDA Monthly Newsletter
  • Network Pitch Meetings

The HDA Meeting Is Tuesday, November 15th -  Raleigh Studios Hollywood, 5300 Melrose Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90038

Who Should Become A Member of HDA?

  • Talent

    Create your personal online resume with head-shots and videos to be submitted by HDA to projects exclusively from network and studio diversity executives.

  • Networks / Studios

    Post exclusive jobs on the HDA platform and hire the best qualified diverse crew and staff for any production.

  • Organizations and Initiatives

    HDA is dedicated to uniting like minded organizations and diversity initiatives under the common goal  to advocate, educate, design and develop strategies that work to collectively address all aspects of diversity in entertainment.

  • Crew

    Create your personal online resume to submit to production jobs exclusively from network and studio diversity executives.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Hollywood Diversity Association is to facilitate the creation of viable opportunities in the film and television sector by bridging the gap between diverse talent and industry decision makers.

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All funds raised by The Hollywood Diversity Association are received by United Charitable and become the sole property of United Charitable which, for internal operating purposes, allocates the funds to the Project. The Program Manager or Donor-Advisor makes recommendations for disbursements which are reviewed by United Charitable for approval.

Contact Us

Have questions, comments or need to get in contact with the Hollywood Diversity Association?


For general information, please call 424-253-6733 or email info@diversifyhollywood.org


For press, media or sponsorship inquires, please contact Vanzil Burke at burke@diversifyhollywood.org

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