There is growing interest and pressure from policymakers, civic leaders and the public for Film and Television programming that speaks to the many demographics and perspectives that make up America's viewership. Many media companies are smartly beginning to heed the call, but still have a long way to go. One network that has prided itself on telling diverse stories and has distinguished itself for walking the talk is Starz. Known for some of its hit shows like Power, P-Valley and Vida, which targets a Black and Brown audience. The network has also gained recognition for the strong female-centric plots found in Outlander and The Spanish Princess. Join us for a candid chat with executives of color at STARZ about creating a corporate culture of inclusion and the strategy that has made STARZ an industry leader in diverse storytelling. Speakers will include Daria Overby, Executive Director, Creative Diversity; Jamila Daniel, Chief Diversity Officer and SVP, HR; Juan Alfonso, SVP, Original Programming Development; and moderator Tirrell D. Whittley, CEO of Liquid Soul and Member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Sponsored by MMCA and Starz.
Behind the Scenes: The Strategy Behind Diverse Storytelling at STARZ
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Meet The Speakers
Tirrell D. Whittley