LA2021 FUTURE OF CREATIVE TALENT SUMMIT

November 108:30 AM – 12:00 PM

The Film, Television, and Digital Media industries are historic and crucial components of Los Angeles County’s identity and economy. Battered by the COVID-19 pandemic, these creative industries and their workers are integral to the region’s economic recovery and long-term growth.

The LA2021 Future of Creative Talent Summit was comprised of two virtual events that convened some of today’s most innovative and high-profile voices from across the entertainment ecosystem to tackle pressing questions facing LA’s creative industry and its workforce as we emerge from the unprecedented COVID crisis. The well-attended events delivered insights that will inform the creative industry’s future strategies in addressing everything from changing technologies to shifting consumer demands to career pipelines that drive greater diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Please view the post event materials at the bottom of this page.

SPEAKERS

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SHEILA KUEHL

Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District

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HILDA SOLIS

Los Angeles County Supervisor, First District (Chair)

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KATHRYN BARGER

Los Angeles County Supervisor, Fifth District

HOLLY MITCHELL

Los Angeles County Supervisor, Second District

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JANICE HAHN

Los Angeles County Supervisor, Fourth District

FESIA DAVENPORT

Chief Executive Officer, County of Los Angeles

RI-KARLO HANDY

CEO & Founder, The Handy Foundation and Sunrise Media

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COLLEEN BELL

Executive Director, California Film Commission

GINA REYES

Agent, Verve Talent & Literary Agency

BRENDA VICTORIA CASTILLO

President & CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition

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KIBI ANDERSON

CEO & Co-Founder, Wordsmyth

DAMIEN NAVARRO

Executive Director, Outfest

LIZ PECOS

Committee Co-Chair, IATSE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

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J-T LADT

Head of Digital Strategy, Illumination

MARGARET DEAN

President, Women in Animation & Head of Studio, Skybound

LYNN WARSHAFSKY

Executive Director, Venice Arts

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FREDERICO SAUCEDO

Dean of Career Education & Workforce Development, Glendale Community College

PAMELA BUZICK KIM

Executive Director, Free the Work

SYD STEWART

Founder, Executive Director and Screenwriter, Better Youth Inc.

STACY MILNER

President & CEO, Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program

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Adam J. Fowler

Director of Research, Beacon Economics

PANELS

Event Materials From November 10 Summit

Event Materials from April 21 Summit

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