Renegade filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, a man on a mission behind the camera, is taking his vision and making it a part of the bigger picture through a diversity initiative aimed to bring more Latino talent to the forefront of the Entertainment industry.

On Thursday Rodriguez, the Chairman and Founder of El Rey Network, announced the creation of the El Rey Diversity Council, an advisory group comprised of leading national Latino advocacy groups who have supported El Rey since its inception back in 2011.

The council, which will be spearheaded by El Rey's Dawn Holliday-Mack and Theresa Vargas Wyatt, hopes to change the game in the entertainment industry by helping it evolve, become all-inclusive and develop content that "fully represent the changing face of America."

On May 20, Latino trailblazers will convene in Austin, Texas, home of El Rey Network (the 24-hour, English language cable network) and Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios. There they will "discuss a common goal: to bring attention to what has been a clear shift in the country's demographics and develop a comprehensive reporting system to ensure that diversity is the rule, not the exception in Hollywood."

While Latino creatives are on the rise, the work force in the entertainment biz doesn't reflect this progress.

According to a recent study conducted by The Associated Press, there has been "little progress in the hiring of minority talent, particularly amongst Latino creatives, in the 15 years since civil rights groups challenged major broadcasters to diversify their programming."

The diversity initiative will highlight the need for more Latino TV and film directors, producers and writers.

"It has been my personal commitment from the beginning for El Rey Network to not only set very high standards for the kind of quality entertainment we provide our viewers, but also to set industry standards and high benchmarks for diversity both in front of and behind the camera," commented Rodriguez. "As a creator of content, I feel an obligation to our community to advocate for inclusivity. This group will creatively approach issues, build a community of like minds and big ideas, advocate for change and work diligently to have our voices heard."

Who will be a part of the Council?

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF), The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), MANA: A National Latina Organization, The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), The National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA), The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) and The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC).

"With the help and commitment of these long-standing and well-respected organizations, we intend to build an entertainment community where diversity is not just a conversation but an inherent part of Hollywood's DNA."