Star Power Studios Working Professionals Convene At Screen Actors Guild
STAR POWER, STUDIOS AND WORKING PROFESSIONALS CONVENE AT SCREEN ACTORS GUILD FOR HOT-BUTTON TOPIC: DIVERSITY IN TELEVISION AND FILM – ALIVE AND WELL OR ON LIFE SUPPORT?
On Saturday, June 30, 2012, the Multicultural Motion Picture Association will play host to an array of writers, actors producers, and network personnel at its annual Diversity in Television and Film Panel to discuss and answer questions on the timely
issue of Diversity in Television and Film: Alive and Well or on Life Support?”
The Multicultural Motion Picture Association, known for its timely and topical round-table discussions and advocacy throughout the entertainment industry for greater inclusion of a broad spectrum of perspectives, will once again play host as heavy-hitters, creatives, and decision-makers in television and film weigh–in on the timely issue of whether enough strides are being made to ensure the entertainment landscape is reflective of a broad spectrum of society and the viewers it serves.
The entertainment industry has come under great fire as of late for its latest television offerings viewed by critics as void of color and varying content. While shows touted as new, are showing signs of lackluster reception by audiences possibly fed up with the
lack of characters and storylines reflective of the people whom viewers believe reflect them.
Panelist weighing in on this topic include; NBC Executive Vice President of Casting Grace Wu, “Sparkle” and “Girlfriends” producer/writer Mara Brock Akil, actor Harold Perrineau, actor and founder of Asians in Entertainment Media, Guy Aoki, writer/director Ja’Caryous Johnson, award-winning producer Deborah Calla, award-winning director Bill Duke, star of USA network’s “Common Law” actor Michael Ealy, and Executive Producer of VH1’s “Single Ladies,” and executive at Queen
Latifah’s Flavor Unit Productions Shelby Stone, among others.
The event will be held at the SCREEN ACTORS GUILD – ACTORS CENTER THEATRE, 5757 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036. Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 7:00p.m., with a Q&A to follow. Actors, directors, writers, and studio personnel will voice various perspectives and receive feedback on this hot-button issue of which everyone seems to have an opinion.
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