What is GEI?

The Group Effort Initiative (GEI) exists to create a pipeline for members of underrepresented communities to get real experience towards lasting careers within the entertainment industry.

How can interested applicants apply?

GEI works with community-based pipeline organizations and local colleges to identify and recruit participants that are interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. If GEI works within a city that has limited organizations and colleges, it will open up its application process directly into the community. GEI also recruits participants from it’s 60,000+ candidate database, created when the program launched in August 2020.

If you are interested in applying to become a GEI participant, please email admin@groupeffortinitiative.com.

Are there any restrictions to be considered for GEI? (age, experience, etc.)

GEI welcomes individuals from underrepresented communities that are age 18 and over with varying experience levels to apply for the program. We especially encourage those of historically underrepresented identities (people of color, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, etc.) to apply.

Does GEI guarantee a job placement?

On both the production and corporate side, hiring decisions are made by the respective company. While GEI cannot guarantee job placement, participants are welcome to attend year-round professional development trainings to polish their application materials.

What does the program offer for participants?

Participants of the GEI program are eligible for:

  • Paid Internships
  • Entry-Level Job Opportunities
  • On-set Production Assistant (PA) Opportunities
  • Mentorships
  • Educational Workshops

For more information, please click here.

How can my company partner with GEI?

Please click here to learn more on how companies can partner with GEI. As we continue to grow, we encourage companies in the entertainment industry to reach out so we can expand our program offerings.

Who are the participating companies at GEI?

GEI has created partnerships with more than 250 entertainment companies that support and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. You can find that list by clicking here.

How can my pipeline organization partner with GEI?

Please click here to learn more on how pipeline organizations can partner with GEI.

When will GEI expand to my city/country?

GEI currently offers opportunities throughout the United States and Canada, and plans on expanding those offerings in 2023 and beyond. Please check our website and social channels for updates. You can also sign up for updates through our Newsletter.