Diversity and Inclusion

The entertainment business is in the midst of long-overdue and major changes in the way that people of color, non-binary and trans artists, and artists with disabilities are represented. The transformation is happening across all media, including film, television, theater, streaming services, advertising and audio. There are new standards in our society, which have resulted in significant demand from networks, studios and advertisers for high-quality talent that meets the expectations — and reflects the diversity – of contemporary audiences.

At DDO Artists Agency, we understand that REPRESENTATION MATTERS.

The agency has been notably successful in attracting and retaining successful BIPOC and LGBT clients, especially through the NYC Legit Division under the leadership of Irene Cabrera, who has been tapped to lead the agency’s National Diversity and Inclusion Initiative.

Irene has teamed up with talent agents Anthony Boyer head of theatrical in DDO’s Los Angeles Legit Division and KaCee Hudson, director of DDO’s Chicago office to execute, and create a cohesive initiative and collaboration across all of DDO. 

DDO Artists’ National Diversity and Inclusion Initiative builds upon the agency’s commitment to embracing the artist as a whole, creating structures and systems to nurture and guide careers in more than one medium, while targeting opportunities that expand boundaries of race, gender and identity.

The initiative will identify, recruit, develop and retain extraordinary clients representing groups that have been traditionally overlooked, with the long-term goal of fostering relationships and creating new opportunities within a welcoming culture.


If you are interested in representation or would like to book talent, please email us at inclusion@ddoagency.com .