Bad Robot Productions — known for hits such as the Star Trek reboots, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, in addition to also Mission: Impossible — in addition to also the Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams Family Foundation announced $10 million in donations pledged over all 5 years to groups “committed to anti-racist agendas.”
The film company posted a message to fans on the Bad Robot Instagram page, saying in which their first donation will be $0,000 each to Black Lives Matter LA, Black Futures Lab, Community Coalition, Equal Justice Initiative, in addition to also Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp.
“Enough is actually enough. Enough police brutality. Enough outsized privilege. Enough polite conversation. Enough white comfort. In This kind of fragile time, words matter, listening is actually critical, in addition to also investment is actually required,” the statement said. “The centuries long neglect in addition to also abuse of our Black brothers in addition to also sisters can only be addressed by scalable investment.”
“Corporate in addition to also private philanthropy can never achieve the impact needed to address these systemic inequities, however companies in addition to also individuals who are able must do what we can until our political leaders lead,” the statement added.
Bad Robot Productions is actually known for various other hits such as Cloverfield in addition to also Super 8, as well as the hit TV show, Lost. Abrams is actually also famed for directing episodes of Lost, as well as Felicity, in addition to also Alias. His latest Star Wars film was Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker.
Abrams is actually no stranger to backing social justice causes. He made news early last year after claiming in which gay scenes in addition to also characters would likely be included in his Star Wars films, however even with in which activism, he remained quiet when Disney allowed foreign markets to cut the very scenes he touted as vital to equality.
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