Hallmark Provides Opportunities for Diverse Students to Build Their Skills for Future Careers in the Entertainment Industry
“Having employees from diverse multicultural backgrounds makes our business stronger, our programming better and our workforce more innovative.” - Bill Abbott, CEO, Crown Media Family Networks
Through the support of several entertainment industry organizations, Crown Media Family Networks provided opportunities for diverse students to intern with the company. In 2017, Crown Media partnered with the National Association of Multi- Ethnicity in Communications, Women in Cable Telecommunications, the Emma Bowen Foundation and, for the first time, a full-year partnership with the T. Howard Foundation.
“Over the years, it has been a distinct privilege to work with these influential organizations whose mission it is to increase and sustain diversity in our industry,” said Bill Abbott, CEO, Crown Media Family Networks. “The work they do is incredibly important to us. Having employees from diverse multicultural backgrounds makes our business stronger, our programming better and our workforce more innovative.
Internship positions at Crown Media are in a variety of departments, including marketing, ad sales, programming and distribution sales.
“Immersive programs like these provide young men and women a great launching pad from which they can learn and build their skills to succeed in the industry,” explained Abbott.
Crown Media also sponsors events, conferences and award ceremonies throughout the year for these partner organizations, and company employees participate in their leadership conferences, executive development programs, speaking engagements and mentorship initiatives, while also serving in board leadership positions.