The EXNW Global Connector Award is a prestigious accolade that celebrates individuals and organizations for their exceptional contributions to advancing creative talent in the global entertainment industry. This award was established with the purpose of acknowledging exemplary and sustained leadership, innovation, and trailblazing efforts within various sectors of the Global Entertainment industry that promote greater equity for underrepresented communities. By acknowledging and amplifying their achievements, organizers hope to motivate and inspire others to embrace their ability to be role models and actively contribute to creating a more equitable and representative future for creatives from indigenous, Black and racialized communities worldwide.
The global entertainment landscape encompasses a wide range of creative industries, including but not limited to film, television, broadcast, streaming, digital media, interactive and mobile platforms, media and entertainment production, music, video games and eSports, sports, print, publishing, and eBooks.
Congratulations to the first 2023 EXNW Global Connector Award recipients:
Andrew Ooi, Echelon Talent
Joshua Nilson, Eastside Games
Tonya Williams, Reelworld Institute, Reelworld Film Festival
Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee Foundation, Chair and Co-Founder
EXNW IS THE FUTURE OF RACIALIZED GLOBAL STORYTELLING AND ENTERTAINMENT ACROSS ALL CONTINENTS.
The Racial Equity Screen Office (RESO) is proud to announce the launch of a new global summit in Vancouver, BC to highlight, elevate, and empower racialized creatives in and across film, tv, streaming, gaming, and animation. East by Northwest (EXNW) is where the creative world comes together to catalyze the development of creative content and storytelling by racialized creators, and create a more inclusive and equitable future.