Hollywood Bureau

Producer Howard Gordon speaking at an MPAC Hollywood Bureau event
Producer Howard Gordon speaking at an MPAC Hollywood Bureau event

The MPAC Hollywood Bureau serves as a bridge between the Muslim community and the entertainment industry. Our goal is to increase the number of authentic and humanizing stories of Muslims and Islam on film and TV. We do this by engaging the industry and developing relationships with filmmakers, artists, and studio executives. The Bureau also works with American Muslims to nurture creative talent and connect emerging filmmakers, writers and actors with industry professionals.

MPAC experts provide information, background, and consultation that addresses cultural and religious sensitivities in such areas as civil rights, politics, foreign affairs, art, culture, history, law, family issues and more.


Fostering Relationships with Industry Professionals

Bureau staff meet regularly with executives, producers, directors, screenwriters and actors to develop mutually beneficial relationships, and share expertise and insight that can lead to financially and critically successful projects.

Consulting on Film and TV Projects

The Bureau works with studios and production companies to serve as a consultant on film and television projects that depict Islam or have an impact on the Muslim community. The Bureau seeks to promote balanced and accurate portrayals of Muslim-related issues in such movies and shows, as well as educate the filmmakers and producers about religious, political and cultural issues in the Muslim world in order to give deeper context to their creative work.

Networking Events

The Bureau will host events in order to create opportunities for industry insiders to interact with emerging Muslim filmmakers with the goal of facilitating Muslim American involvement in Hollywood. It will also provide opportunities for studios and filmmakers to screen their work before Muslim audiences and gather feedback.

Honoring Voices of Courage and Conscience

In coordination with the MPAC Foundation, the Bureau recognizes professionals in the entertainment industry whose work offers humanizing and multi-dimensional portrayals of Islam and Muslims. The Media Awards gala dinner honors artists, actors, authors, and activists for their artistic contributions in promoting diversity and mutual understanding.


Suhad Obeidi - Director of the Hollywood Bureau


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