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February 13, 2017

Next IDC Speaker Series Focuses on Growing Social Movement for More Inclusive Film Industry

Wynn Thomas

Wynn Thomas

WNET’s Inclusion & Diversity Council’s upcoming Speaker Series panel, “African Americans in Film,” is coming up this Thursday, February 16 at 12pm.

Following last year’s #OscarsSoWhite campaign for a more inclusive film industry, this year’s Academy Awards highlight the African American community with a record number of nominations for black actors and black-themed films, including Moonlight, Hidden Figures, and Fences.

The panel will discuss the growing social movement for a more representative film industry, along with continuing the conversation on the challenges African Americans face in the entertainment community. The event will feature Oscar-affiliated talent, including Wynn Thomas, production designer from Hidden Figures, and Lisa Cortes, one of the producers of the 2009 Academy Award-nominated film Precious. PBS NewsHour Weekend‘s Alison Stewart will moderate the event.

Lisa Cortes

Lisa Cortes

THIRTEEN will stream the panel event via Facebook Live. Click the following link to participate!


You can also follow the conversation on social media with #WNETdiversity.

The IDC is WNET’s employee initiative dedicated to fostering a welcoming and respectful work environment. Click here to check out the inaugural IDC Speaker Series “Telling Diverse Stories in Theater & Media.”




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