Our Company Partners
GEI’s success is made possible by an expansive network of more than 250 industry partners, who collaborate with GEI in the following ways:
- Hire GEI Production Assistants for on-set film, television and commercial production in various departments.
- Hire GEI participants for a variety of paid internship opportunities including communications, development, finance, HR, legal, marketing, post-production, etc.
- Provide educational training opportunities for GEI participants including company site visits, informational sessions, panel discussions, professional development training, creative portfolio development, and on-set production training. GEI works closely with the company to curate a successful and informative training for participants. Scroll down to learn more about some of GEI’s educational experiences.
Click here to view a list of our current company partners.
If you are a company interested in partnering with GEI, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Our Pipeline Organizations
In addition to doing open calls for GEI participants interested in on-set opportunities, GEI works closely with various community-based pipeline organizations and local colleges to identify participants that are interested in the entertainment industry. In Los Angeles alone, GEI has partnered with over 35 pipeline organizations and is growing that number across the country and globally.
Click here to see a list of our current pipeline organizations.
Disney’s Creative Talent Development & Inclusion is pleased to sponsor Group Effort Initiative. For the past three seasons, GEI (and its prior iteration, Evolve Entertainment Fund) has sourced great talent for our Disney PA Program, a pipeline that provides production assistants opportunities on our Disney series. We value our partnership with GEI and look forward to continued collaboration!
—Disney’s Creative Talent Development + Inclusion
GEI has been instrumental in growing our company into a strong, multifaceted and vital entity in Hollywood. Their teams work tirelessly to place and support talented young film professionals, and we’ve had the privilege of working with dozens of smart and ambitious employees through their programs. As a company committed to fresh approaches and a diverse workplace, GEI has been an essential partner helping us achieve our goals.
President at Narrator Inc.
We are very grateful for our partnership with the Group Effort Initiative. GEI is one of our most trusted partners to resource tenacious, passionate & diverse voices for our internship program. It is with their help that we can build teams that tell stories that represent the rich and vibrant world in which we live.
COO at Done+Dusted
The partnership between Columbia College Hollywood and GEI has been an unbelievable gift for our students who want to break into the entertainment and creative industries. GEI has provided tools and opportunities that have far surpassed expectations which has helped launch our students careers and changed their lives in ways that they never could have dreamed possible. GEI has opened the doors for internships at top tier companies of which many have turned into permanent entry level positions, jump-starting our students’ entertainment industry journey.
Senior Director of Career Development at Columbia College Hollywood
The 23 campuses of the Calstate system are honored and grateful to be partnering with GEI to provide entertainment employment and training opportunities for our diverse talent and future storytellers. Our students are hardworking, humble, and eager for a chance to prove themselves. These programs are a vital part of the critical effort to actually do the work, which goes way beyond paying lip service to the need for a diverse and inclusive entertainment workforce.
Creative Operations & Program Manager at The CSU Entertainment Alliance
GEI’s educational experiences would not be possible without our strong company and pipeline organization partners. Below is a list of all of the educational experiences that GEI has hosted since 2018. Virtual events are open to all participants in the United States and Canada.
In 2022, GEI plans to host in-person events in Los Angeles, Atlanta and NYC. As we continue to grow we aim to expand our in-person event offerings. Please visit our Events page to learn more.