Produced By Conference News


Jun 1, 2011 - Mentoring Sessions with a Focus On Diversity

Produced By 2011 has a new Diversity track that includes three intimate sessions with acclaimed industry professionals at no charge! Lucky attendees will have a chance to be a part of a mentoring roundtable with Bruce Cohen, Ilene Chaiken, or Janis Hirsch. You must register to be a part of this incredible opportunity and seats are limited to 10 each, so be sure to register right away.

REPRESENTING THE AMERICAN SCENE 2:30PM - 3:30PM Saturday, June 4th
Sponsored by SAG Performers With Disabilities Committee
A discussion about developing stories for diverse characters across a variety of different entertainment platforms. This roundtable will address the full spectrum of diverse storytelling, including content centered on the experiences of people of color, women, seniors, people with disabilities and/or GLBT characters, to name a few.

Speaker: Ilene Chaiken , Creator/Executive Producer, The L Word/The Real L Word; Writer, Dirty Pictures.

DISABILITY = DIVERSITY 11:15AM - 12:15PM Sunday, June 5thSunday June 5th
Sponsored by SAG Performers With Disabilities Committee
A discussion about the opportunities and challenges for developing stories with a focus on disability, as well as expectations for hiring and working with actors with disabilities in both film and television.

Speaker: Janis Hirsch, Writer/Producer, Anything But Love, LA Law, The Nanny, Frasier, Bette, My Wife and Kids and Will & Grace

BURSTING OUT OF THE CLOSET 2:15PM - 3:15PM Sunday, June 5th
Films and television programs about GLBT characters and stories are slowly but surely coming out of the closet. But how can a producer convince executives and financiers that the audience is ready to welcome such projects? And what compromises are worth making in order to serve the greater good of progressive/GLBT storytelling?

Speaker: Bruce Cohen, Producer, American Beauty, Milk

To learn more about the Diversity-related programs at Produced By, go here!

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