We’re changing the narrative about immigrants through innovative pop culture strategies. We support filmmakers, writers and industry executives, speak at industry events and produce ground-breaking research.
We support entertainment industry creatives to help them develop more humanized immigrant characters.
Together, we develop more realistic immigrant characters and navigate complex immigration-related storylines, ensuring accurate and humanized portrayals of immigrants on screen — creating positive and long-lasting cultural change. Some of our services and capabilities include:
- Script review
- Writers room visits
- Rough cut review
- Set visits
- Immigration law consultation
- And more
To date, we’ve consulted on over 100 film and television projects across 23 networks and streaming platforms. Some of our partners include:
Want to work with us or learn more? Reach out — no question is too big or too small.
Research & Resources
We compile data and create resources to help entertainment industry creatives evolve in their understanding of American immigrants.
Telling Authentic Immigrant Stories
Every immigrant story is unique. Define American’s third Media Reference Guide educates content creators on best practices for telling specific, layered immigrant stories in the media they produce, helping immigrants be seen in their full humanity.
The Define American Immigrant Representation Scale
Our new assessment tool helps creators in entertainment tell more humanized, nuanced, and fully-realized stories through immigrant characters for television and film.
Change the Narrative, Change the World 2022
Our groundbreaking television research on immigrant representation with the Norman Lear Center is changing storytelling in Hollywood.