IMDdPro, the leading database cataloguing entertainment industry professionals and their contact details, has made updates to its app that includes direct access to resources such as the Women in Film Sexual Harassment Help Line and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The changes are part of an effort to support better professional conduct and gender parity in the industry. The changes were added with the recent launch of the first IMDbPro app for android.
In June, IMDbPro announced a collaboration with ReFrame — a coalition of industry professionals and partner companies founded by Women In Film and Sundance Institute whose mission is to increase the number of women of all backgrounds working in film, TV and media — to recognize standout, gender-balanced film and TV projects. The collaboration relies on data from IMDbPro to analyze the number of women involved films and TV series, from amount of screen time for female characters to the number of women working on the production.
“Through this collaboration we are committed to cultivating a more inclusive media landscape that illuminates the cultural and economic benefits of diversity in storytelling,” said ReFrame co-founder Cathy Schulman in a June statement.
“As we continue to enhance our IMDbPro app, feedback from our members guides our decisions on the new features and functionality to add,” said Matt Kumin, head of IMDbPro. “Making the app available for Android means all members now have on-the-go access to our powerful tools and information and the ability to quickly research and make connections from anywhere in the world.”