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Friday, October 27 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Represent Yourself. Represent Others. Responsibly.

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This is a frank discussion about the creative side of navigating our diverse landscape. Whitewashing. Representation. Writers and their identities are more central to the conversation than ever before. As creatives, we do not want to be limited to writing only our own experiences. As humans, we have an obligation to address the inequities in our industry and work towards equal representation. This panel will discuss the complex and nuanced questions of representation, responsibility, and creativity. In the end, it's about making the best possible work, responsibly. 
 This panel is presented by Seed&Spark.

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Emily Best

founder/CEO Seed&Spark; co-creator F*ck Yes!
Emily Best is the founder and CEO of Seed&Spark, an entertainment platform built to increase diversity and inclusion for filmmakers and audiences. Seed&Spark’s curated streaming platform is fed by its crowdfunding platform, which has the highest campaign success rate in the wor... Read More →

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Tracy Oliver

co-writer Barbershop 3, Girls Trip, The Neighbors, The Start-UP, Survivor's Remorse; writer/producer/actress The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
Tracy Oliver is an emerging writer in the TV, feature, and digital space. She recently co-wrote Barbershop 3 with Black-ish creator, Kenya Barris, as well as the Universal movie, Girl Trip. Her television credits include The Neighbors, The Start-Up, and Survivor's Remorse where s... Read More →
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Kay Oyegun

writer This Is Us, Queen Sugar
Katherine (Kay) Oyegun is a drama writer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by way of Lagos, Nigeria. She is currently a staffed on the NBC series This Is Us. She previously wrote on the OWN series Queen Sugar, from writer/director, Ava DuVernay. Kay has worked on the ABC series The... Read More →
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Pamela Ribon

writer Moana, Smurfs: The Lost Village, Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, Bears, Samantha Who?; comic book writer Rick and Morty, SLAM!
Pamela Ribon is a screenwriter Moana, Smurfs: The Lost Village, TV writer, comic book writer, author, and best-selling novelist. She’s currently co-writing Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2:.She was recently named one of Variety’s 10 Screenwriters to Watch and is a 2017... Read More →


Friday October 27, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
The Driskill Hotel, Citadel Room

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