Disney opens program for filmmakers from underrepresented backgrounds

"Up to six directors will be invited to share their diverse perspectives and create original, live-action short films under the mentorship of creative executives from across The Walt Disney Company, for proposed initial exhibition on the upcoming Disney+ streaming service."

"The Launchpad is open to experienced directors from underrepresented backgrounds with diverse and varied perspectives, including but certainly not limited to women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, various religious groups, military veterans, people with disabilities and others."