REPRESENTATION IN THE MEDIA
Black representation has been an essential subject of discussion in the entertainment industry. Productions houses are looking for more Black and diverse content, and there has been a slight increase in diversity with new shows like the Porter, but progress has been slow and long. We are not seeing much change.
This panel will explore why it is crucial to have diversity in the media, what the lack of it does, how this lack impacts marginalized communities and what strategies need to be implemented, to see actual changes on our screens.
Samantha Kaine, Founder and CEO of the Independent Media Producers Association of Creative Talent -I.M.P.A.C.T.
Marsha Greene, Showrunner, The Porter
Mariah Inger, Actor, Director, Mentor - Chair of ACTRA’s DEIB (Diversity, Equity, inclusivity & Belonging) for both Montréal and National Committees
Patricia Chica, Award-Winning Producer, Director
Roderick Lawrence, Co-Founder, Black Man Films; Creator, Actor, and Producer, Silent Partner
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