EQUITY & OPPORTUNITY
Centering equity and creating pathways to entertainment industry careers
2022 - Present
OBB Cares is proud to work with ManifestWorks, a transformative workforce development and job placement organization that provides training in commercial, film, and television production for those impacted by foster care, homelessness, and incarceration.
We hire Production Assistants who are participants or alumni of the ManifestWorks 10-week program on OBB sets, host production training classes at OBB Studios, and participate in mentorship and networking opportunities with program participants.
Visit here to learn more about ManifestWorks and how you can get involved.
THE GAME PLAN
Series | TNT | 2022
Shaq and friends highlight some of Atlanta’s most inspiring entrepreneurs whose small businesses are creating a major impact in their communities. The Game Plan introduces these six businesses and their missions - a lifestyle apparel brand all about embracing your unique identity; an author amplifying Black children as main characters; a math teaching app that engages kids through music; a self-taught abstract painter creating for his community; a hair salon empowering young Black girls; an agribusiness and hot sauce collective employing formerly incarcerated individuals. This six-part docuseries shows just how small local businesses continue to change the world.
Watch on TNT.
Young Storytellers equips young people to be the driving force of their own narratives. They’re passionate about bringing people together and creating stories to raise the voices of those who don’t often get heard. They believe that when a young person understands the power of their own story—made of their unique background, culture, race, gender, sexuality, immigration status, geographic location, and economic status—it creates a more empathetic and equitable future for everyone.
In partnership with Young Storytellers, OBB Cares hosted youth from the Highland Park Continuation High School Storytellers program at OBB Studios for an interactive day with the OBB Sound team. Students learned about what goes into making a podcast from development through marketing, practiced brainstorming their own podcast ideas, and recorded their very own personal narratives in the podcast studio answering the prompt “what is a time you felt misunderstood?”.
Visit here to learn more about Young Storytellers and how you can get involved.