Posted on 6-19-2020
TCS supports racial equity, justice, and human rights.
Today we acknowledge the significance of Juneteenth, commemorating the liberation of the last slaves in Galveston, Texas, on June 19th, 1865.
One hundred fifty-five years later, the problems with systemic racism, violence, and inequality are still with us, and it is imperative that we all do what we can to fight for a more just society. We need to come together as a company, as an industry, and as one people, to support dismantling systemic racism and discrimination.
We need to do this now.
We recognize that we are on the precipice of some real change in our country. However, platitudes and performative activism will not affect real change; stating that Black Lives Matter is only the first step.
Amplifying Black Voices and Experiences
Our place in the industry, in all ways, is a place of support. Since the beginning of our 40+ year history, TCS has supported projects with talented BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) filmmakers, producers, and professional creators of all kinds. We will continue to support BIPOC voices and experiences across all public and promotional channels.
To further amplify voices, TCS has initiated an ongoing series of interviews with diverse filmmakers.
Adjusting from Within
Though we have always believed in the value of diversity, we recognize there is always room for improvement. We will continue to work on procedures that seek to eliminate bias in our hiring and workplace, and to reach out across broader channels to create a more diverse work environment at TCS.
Change begins with dialogue. We’re having open conversations with our team to create policies that are supportive and inclusive.
We know we have a lot to listen to and learn from. There is a long road ahead that begins with taking the first step. We know this requires a sustained, long term commitment.
TCS is developing an annual $30,000 camera equipment grant in support of filmmakers of color. An announcement with more information will follow.
Stay safe and take care of each other.