• What is WeXL?

    WeXL (pronounced "we excel") harnesses the power of media, technology, and community to amplify and empower underrepresented voices. Our vision is to help diverse creative talent excel as purposeful influencers and global leaders who make this world a better place for all.

  • Why We Do This

    Diversity, Media, and The Bottom Line

    "Companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 32% more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians."

    Source: Diversity Matters by McKinsey

    82% of all online consumer traffic will be video by 2021.

    People of color buy 46% of movie tickets, but 85% of movie directors are white men.

    Source: DGA’s inaugural Feature Film Diversity Report and

    Source: "2016 Hollywood Diversity Report", Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA

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  • What We Do

    Building the greatest untapped talent pool of creatives in the world

    Mission:

    We connect historically underrepresented and underserved populations to creative leadership, professional development, and paid work.

    Vision

    We are building to a future where creative leadership is at equitable scale, and there is no pay or representational gap. We aim to fuel economic development locally while connecting people globally and purposefully through community, resource sharing, and the power of media.

  • Work With Us

    Get high-impact videos for your community and give work to our emerging and professional creative talent.


    WeXL provides creative support to companies in need of diverse perspectives. We produce high-impact visual content to tell stories that are relevant to your community. We match your project with a balance of professional filmmakers, producers, and writers along with a few of our most promising emerging creatives. Our process is completely transparent and whatever is leftover from the production budget becomes a tax-deductible contribution to WeXL.

     

    Working with us supports our 501(c)3 nonprofit programs and the infrastructure of diverse emerging and professional creative talent.

    Premium Partner Video Package
    $11,000.00
    Up to 7 high-impact videos produced, shot, and delivered by a team of professional and emerging creative talent from our network
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  • Individual Gift Levels

    We named our gift levels after top rarest gems in the world, because you are a gem!

    Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com

    $15 Gift: Poudretteite Level

    From the Poudrette quarry of Mon Saint Hilaire, Quebec

    • Shout out to you on our website under "Founding Gem"

    • One ticket to an Art and Media Fundraiser in 2018

    Photo by Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com

    $25 Gift: Tanzanite Level

    From Mount Kilimanjaro in Northern Tanzania

    • All of the above

    • Additional ticket to one of our Art and Media Fundraiser in 2018

    • 15% discount at the WEXL Shop (to be launched in 2018)

    Photo by Parent Géry

    $50 Gift: Benitoite Level

    From the San Benito River in California, Benitoite

    • All of the above

    • WEXL.org t-shirt (once available)

    • Invitation to private screenings and events

    Photo by Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com

    $100 Gift: Grandidierite Level

    From Madagascar

    • All of the above

    • Voting rights to The WEXL's Diversity Awards and Gala

    JJ Harrison

    $250 Gift: Black Opal Level

    From Coober Pedy, South Australia

    • All of the above

    • One ticket to The WEXL's Diversity Awards and Gala

  • Corporate Gift Levels

    For companies and brands seeking to support art and diversity in media making.

    Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com

    $1,500 Gift: Red Beryl Level

    From Beaver County, Utah

    • Application fee waived to the The WEXL's Awards and Gala

    • Logo recognition on WEXL.org

    • Voting rights to all WEXL.org awards, including The WEXL's and festivals

    • 20% off sponsorship packages for events and festivals

    James St. John

    $3,000 Gift: Jadeite Level

    Mostly from Myanmar

    • All of the above

    • WEXL.org video coverage of your company's diversity initiative for 2018

    Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com

    $5,000 Gift: Taaffeite Level

    Mostly from Sri Lanka and southern Tanzania

    • All of the above

    • 5 tickets to The WEXL's First Annual Diversity Awards

    Photo by David Weinberg for Alexandrite.net

    $10,000 Gift: Alexandrite Level

    Mostly from Brazil and Sri Lanka

    • All of the above

    • Advisor seat to help guide our organization's practices with an invitation to our annual advisor retreat

    Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com

    $15,000+: Painite Level

    From Northern Myanmar

    • All of the above

    • Ability to directly impact our programming and craft its vision (Contact Arabella for more info)

  • The Up-and-Comer

    WEXL News, Events, and Features

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  • Excellence In Residence

    Discovering and Nurturing Hidden Gems

    Support for Consistent Art Making

    Our Excellence in Residence program discovers and nurtures "hidden gems" -- talented artists from underrepresented and underserved communities. Part of the proceeds we raise for our June 2018 fundraiser will go to expand this program and bring together our Alpha Cohort.

  • Community Spotlight

    Events, news, and stories from our people

  • WeXL Circle Logo

    WeXL Circle Logo

    For use on all materials where the background is other than white.

  • Video Stories

    For and by our community of emerging creative talent

    We Explore Creativity In NYC

     

    Angel Martinez, aka. Bruckner, is a software developer and music producer in New York City. Even if he's working as a programmer, he makes time to create music.

    How To Turn Your Struggle Into Art

     

    Kristi Gock describes her method of processing difficult situations and reconstructing them into something much more valuable and creatively fulfilling.

    How to Overcome Writer's Block

    Author and filmmaker Antonio Garro explains one method on how he gets over obstacles during his creative process: music.

    We Explore Creativity in the SF Bay Area

    Making art and film is a way for Estefany to express their unique experiences. Because of hardships growing up queer in Venezuela, Estefany immigrated to the U.S. two years ago to seek political asylum.

  • Support Our Work

    Your contribution is fully tax-deductible.

  • We want to hear from you!

    We’d love to hear more about your experiences and share them with our community.

     

    Join our community and get access to:​

     

    1. Networking events with WeXL mentors and talents

    2. Professional development webinars and workshops

    3. Chances to showcase your work and creative talent

    4. Possible paid work opportunities with other creators

     

    Remember, “Together We eXceL”!

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