ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) is rolling out a company-wide “No Diversity, No Commission” production policy to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.
The policy requires that production companies adhere to diversity guidelines before budgets are signed off and productions are approved to begin.
The Global Content, Diverse Voices program will identify global scripted content that elevates underrepresented cultures across both Youth & Entertainment and Kids & Family brands.
Elevating Diverse Creators, meanwhile, will identify creators in Latin America and allocate 25% of ViacomCBS International Studios’ budget to the support and development of projects by BIPOC creators.
In related news, ViacomCBS International Studios is making its first animated series, Gloria Wants to Know it All.