To nurture, educate, and celebrate the storytellers of tomorrow
The Pegasus Media Project’s mission is to empower emerging film, media, and multidisciplinary artists through collaborative creations, hands-on education, mentorship, access, exposure, and job placement. PMP is committed to supporting individuals as a whole person, with a special focus on women, ALAANA, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and those with learning differences.
The Pegasus Media Project (PMP), founded in 2012 by Iranian-born artist-educator Niloo Jalilvand, boasts a rich history rooted in the Pegasus Film Society at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas. Jalilvand, who taught at the school for 21 years, launched the student-led Pegasus Film Festival in 2015 to inspire and empower young people to pursue their passion for filmmaking.
In 2021, Jalilvand joined forces with an alumnus of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Christian Vasquez to establish the Pegasus Media Project (PMP) as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Their mission was to broaden their outreach to underrepresented communities and empower young people through the art of storytelling.
In 2023, Tamitha Curiel, an artist-educator and alumnus of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, joined the PMP team to bolster program development and community outreach.
MEET THE FOUNDERS
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Policy:
At Pegasus Media Project, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion and are committed to creating a workplace that is free from discrimination, harassment, and bias. Our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion applies to all aspects of our organization, including our hiring practices, work culture, and programming.
We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is essential to our success and that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. We are committed to providing equal opportunities for all employees and applicants and to creating an environment that fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion.
To uphold our commitment, we will:
Create a welcoming and inclusive workplace culture that respects and values diversity.
Provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.
Foster an environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, or retaliation of any kind.
Encourage open communication and dialogue to address any issues related to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Provide training and resources to employees to help them understand and implement our equity, diversity, and inclusion policies.
Continually assess and improve our equity, diversity, and inclusion policies to ensure that we are creating a welcoming and inclusive workplace.
Safe Workplace Policy:
At Pegasus Media Project, we are committed to creating a safe workplace for all employees and visitors. Our commitment to safety applies to all aspects of our organization, including our physical workplace, programming, and work-related travel.
To uphold our commitment, we will:
Provide a safe and healthy workplace that complies with all applicable laws and regulations.
Identify and address potential hazards and risks to employee health and safety.
Develop and implement emergency procedures to ensure that all employees and visitors are prepared in the event of an emergency.
Provide training and resources to employees to help them understand and implement our safety policies.
Encourage open communication and dialogue to address any safety concerns or issues.
Investigate and address any accidents, injuries, or incidents that occur in the workplace.
Continually assess and improve our safety policies to ensure that we are creating a safe workplace.
At Pegasus Media Project, we believe that a safe and inclusive workplace is essential to our success, and we are committed to upholding these policies to create a workplace that is welcoming, inclusive, and safe for all employees and visitors.