Telling Authentic Immigrant Stories: A Reference Guide For The Entertainment Industry 2021 - Define American

Telling Authentic Immigrant Stories:
A Reference Guide For The
Entertainment Industry

2021 Edition

About the Guide

In a constantly shifting U.S. immigration landscape, ‘Telling Authentic Immigrant Stories: A Reference Guide for The Entertainment Industry’ is the latest edition of our comprehensive resource tool for writers, filmmakers, creators and entertainment professionals who want to tell stories that are both accurate and humanizing about immigrants. It includes best practices, detailed descriptions, multimedia examples, definitions, historical timelines, data and resources about specific underrepresented communities, as well as insight into evolving topics such as DACA and climate displacement.

​​We invite you to use this guide as a starting point to help you navigate your characters’ journeys.

“Our research shows that immigrants continue to be underrepresented on screen. As such, Hollywood has a unique opportunity, a unique power, and a unique responsibility to meet the moment and make meaningful cultural change by authentically and accurately telling the disparate stories of our country.” –Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Tony-nominated producer Jose Antonio Vargas, founder of Define American

Contact the Entertainment Partnerships & Advocacy Team

General Inquiries
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Charlene Jimenez
Director, Entertainment Partnerships & Advocacy
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DJ Reed
Senior Manager, Entertainment Partnerships & Advocacy
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