TYLER PERRY will kick off the event with a keynote address.
Actor/Producer ESAI MORALES leads a Producing/Creating In Hollywood panel.
Monday, January 21, 2019
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
For The First Time Ever…
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TELEVISION PROGRAM EXECUTIVES (NATPE) and NATPE’s Educational Foundation Team have partnered with the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP) and NATIONAL HISPANIC FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS (NHFA) to present a very special event designed to spotlight diversity awareness in entertainment.
Welcoming Remarks and Introduction of Tyler Perry
Keynote Address with TYLER PERRY: A Career In Hollywood Today
Panel Session: Living the Dream: Producing and Creating in Hollywood
A panel conversation with the industry’s top talent, producers, writers and executives to discuss ways diversity becomes an integral part of the story
Nischelle Turner – Host, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT
Esai Morales – Actor/Producer and Founder, NHFA
Benjamin Daniel Lobato – Co-showrunner, QUEEN OF THE SOUTH
D’Angela Proctor – SVP, Production & Business Development, CODEBLACK FILMS
Cris Abrego – Chairman, Endemol Shine Americas and CEO, ESNA
Jussie Smollet – Actor, EMPIRE
Panel Session: A Celebration of Creativity
NAACP has selected three (3) projects from its various youth organizations to conduct a “live” showcase/feedback session with leading industry executives
Eric Deggans – TV Critic, NPR and Chair, Board of Jurors, George Foster Peabody Awards
Sultan Ali – Brooklyn College
Obiageli Odimegwu – USC Film School
Nadia Gonzales – University of Texas, San Antonio
Nicole Bernard – formerly EVP, Diversity Initiatives, FOX
Gloria Calderon Kellett – Showrunner, ONE DAY AT A TIME, Netflix
Chris Mack – SVP, Head of Scripted Development, Stage 13/WB Digital Networks
Romina Rosado – SVP, Digital, NBCU Telemundo Enterprises
NATPE is working closely with the NAACP’s Hollywood bureau and the NHFA, local universities and other diversity focused youth organizations, and expect an auditorium filled to capacity.
This is an opportunity to educate and inspire the next generation of content creators, and give them access and in-person experience with leaders in the entertainment community.
All proceeds to benefit the NATPE Educational Foundation in order to teach students and young professionals the best ways to pursue a career in content.
STUDENTS: $20 / PROFESSIONALS $50
ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE
YOU MUST BE 18 or OVER TO ATTEND THIS EVENT
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