The first BRIC summit promotes the strategy of changing the Hollywood representation
Los Angeles -. Due to the efforts of the BRIC Foundation, the participants of the first 2019 BRIC Talent and Innovation Summit held last weekend were considered part of the master class and part of the immersive think tank.
Is headed by Alison Mann, Vice President of Illumination Talent; Jma Gilbert, Head of Creative Affairs at Luma Pictures; and Producer Nicole Hendrix, a new organization dedicated to solving how we support and develop interest Become an up-and-coming woman and underrepresented group of creative leaders in the entertainment, media and technology industries.
The BRIC Foundation co-founder Alisonman delivered an opening speech at the first 2019 BRIC Talent+Innovation Summit. Image courtesy of Marcus Meisler.
All-day Interactive Summit brings together creative professionals from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds to partner with some of the most influential leaders in the entertainment and technology industries, including Sony Animation, Abrams Artists The Chamber of Commerce and Jet Propulsion Laboratory, as well as leading academic institutions and organizations, including CalArts, USC and New Filmmakers’ LA.
After the delicious breakfast at Illumination, the summit began with a warm introduction from the organizers of the event.
“We will work together to reshape the way we recruit, support and develop talent,” Man said. “We will work together to influence our business to ensure that they are accountable to the delegates’ intentions. We will work together to change how women and underrepresented groups are as successful as their peers. Today is about promoting the progress of the discussion; focusing only on the present and the future. The theme of the summit is inclusiveness, authorization and the creation of new access points.
Opening spokesperson Dr. Stacy Smith talks about the lack of data behind Hollywood’s lack of diversity.
Opening Ceremony Spokesperson Dr. Stacey Smith, founder and director of the University of Southern California’s Annaberg Inclusive Initiative, attended the conference and presented some shocking statistics showing women, people of color Species and other underrepresented communities lack representation. Hollywood, sharing the fact that only 4% of female directors took 1200 movies at the helm last year, and only 33% of the top films in 2017 showed female leadership or co-lead, while only four actresses came from underrepresented races. And ethnic groups, only five years old and at least 45 years of age or older.
But Smith explained that due to her 4% challenge, there are some hopes to challenge the biggest director and producer of the entertainment industry, adding at least five female scripts each year to quickly achieve gender equality. She has received support from major players including Paul Feig and Reese Witherspoon.
Hollywood Reports. Stephen Galloway, Emmy Award-winning executive editor of , talked about his collaboration with Big Brother and sister to create a successful women’s entertainment mentor program, bringing stage instructor Priya Verma, Esq. And mentee Yessenia Cux.
Team member Sameer Gardezi talks about how to provide new access points and training for underrepresented voices beyond the current training programs that support the business and the bottom line.
He begs everyone to do their best to try to help others, even those who are looking for money or help don’t seem to be the most appropriate at first. “When you ask them to help others, they almost always say ‘yes!’” he retorted.
The summit then moved to some active groups before and after the lunch provided by Sony Pictures Animation, including those who focused on breaking the obvious employment cycle; reshaping the long-term plan for talent diversity; impact: talent risk and Reward; and change: Prevention is not just a cure.
Panelists include director Trisha Gum, Jet Levine’s David Levine, producers Monica Lago-Kaytis, Latifa Ouaou, Maggie Malone and Jasmine Jaisinghani, WGA-winning author Sameer A. Gardezi, animated female vice president Jinko Gotoh, senior vice president of creativity President Lighting Zaid Al-Asady, Sony Animation Development Executive Vice President Karen Toliver, Abrams Artists Agency literary agent Karen Kirkland, CalArts Role Animation Project Director Maija Burnett, Sony Animation Artist Leader Miguel Jiron, NewFilmakers Larry Laboe Executive Director, and USC Media Way’s Matt Waynee & Engineering.
Host Aubry Mintz, panelists Jorge Gutierrez, Jinko Gotoh, Karen Kirland and Zaid Al-Asady discuss long-term plans for talent and story diversity.
Mexican animator Jorge Gutierrez enthusiastically talked about breaking the cycle by hiring more women and Latino creators for his team, while Free the Bid executive director Emma Reeves discussed her efforts to increase the number of women Directors bid for opportunities for commercial work during the triple tender.
Each group is followed by a salon meeting, asking each participant questions and asking them to brainstorm opportunities and share solutions to address some of the biggest challenges in the entertainment industry’s diversity and inclusion.Examples of some of the questions raised by
Relate to ideas for potential new initiatives, specifically for those who are ready to be creative leaders, and how we can create space for out-of-the-box employees from different businesses or disciplines.
Team member Jorge Gutierrez discusses how to provide new access points and training for underrepresented voices.
The BRIC Foundation will soon prepare and publish a publicity that combines all of these ideas and recommendations in order to move forward.
Bookending is a powerful and inspiring speech by keynote speaker Karen Horne, senior vice president of NBCUniversal programming talent and inclusion, who talks about her work at Nickelodeon, Walt Disney Internet TV and the Black Film Producers Foundation. History. Create more opportunities for members of the industry who are underrepresented. “I believe in diversity because it is an opportunity and not a risk,” Horn said. “People want to see themselves on the screen.”
The day’s event ended with a lively cocktail reception hosted by Disney, allowing all participants to exchange and share their thoughts and ideas during the day.
2019 sponsors of the BRIC Summit include Illumination, Sony Pictures Animation, Walt Disney Animation, Luma Pictures, Nickelodeon, Armed Mind, Snap, PSYOP and Women in Animation (WIA).
Provides on-site child care through BRIC Partner Collab& Play to share visions so that “the work environment is truly inclusive; childcare needs to be part of the conversation.”
Participants shared their knowledge during the 2019 BRIC Talent+Innovation Summit Salon.
Attendee Kate Katz outlines the group notes for the 2019 BRIC Talent + Innovation Summit.
Attendee Zulema Uriarte-Elizalde is a group of solutions for the 2019 BRIC Talent + Innovation Summit.
Participants presented workable solutions to support changing how we recruit, support and nurture women and underrepresented groups who want to be creative leaders in the entertainment, media and technology communities.
Closing Keynote Speaker Karen Horne, Senior Vice President, NBC Entertainment’s Programming Talent Development and Inclusive Global TV discusses her development projects to bring more diversity to the industry.
Source: BRIC Foundation.
Jennifer Wolfe is the editor of the Animation World Network.