2018 saw female leads outpacing their male counterparts at the box office, the largest number of scripted cable television shows ever, and more diversity both behind and in front of the camera. This panel will gather experts and allies to address the need for more diversity behind the cameras of non-scripted media, in an effort to inspire actionable solutions. It is increasingly vital to the continued success of alternative programming to enhance the presence of diversity in high level showrunner roles across all platforms. In this discussion we will hear from leading talents and executives regarding how they are implementing change, and the challenges and opportunities they see ahead.
Meredith Ahr, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment, NBCUniversal
Sal Masekela, Host, Commentator, Activist Artist Management
Lisa Erspamer, Executive Producer, Pickler & Ben
Carlos King, Executive Producer, Founder, Kingdom Reign Entertainment
Cris Abrego, CEO, Endemol Shine North America