LA2021 FUTURE OF CREATIVE TALENT SUMMIT

APRIL 21 2021

Second Installment Coming October 2021

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 gathers 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 one of the most unprecedented crises of our time.

SPEAKERS (APRIL 21)

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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

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FESIA DAVENPORT

Chief Executive Officer
Los Angeles County

BEN ALLEN

Senator, 26th District & Chair, Joint Committee on the Arts
California State Senate

ERIC GARCETTI

Mayor
City of Los Angeles

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LATASHA GILLESPIE

Executive Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Amazon Studios

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GABRIELLE CARTERIS

President
SAG-AFTRA

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FRANCES FISHER

Los Angeles First Vice President
SAG-AFTRA

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CHRISTINE SIMMONS

Chief Operating Officer
Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences

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GLORIA CALDERÓN KELLET

Showrunner, Executive Producer, Director

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NATALIA WILLIAMS

Manager
M88

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BRYN SANDBERG

Senior Writer
The Hollywood Reporter

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LOUIS SANTOR

Chief Operating Officer
Village Roadshow

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DUNCAN CRABTREE-IRELAND

Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel
SAG-AFTRA

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DR. BARBARA FERRER

Director
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

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DEREK HUOTH

General Counsel
Tastemade

MELISSA PATACK

Vice President, State Government Affairs
Motion Picture Association of America

KERRI WOOD EINERTSON

National Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy
SAG-AFTRA

ADAM J. FOWLER

Director of Research
Beacon Economics LLC

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MONTEA ROBINSON

Executive Director (LA)
Ghetto Film School

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MICHAEL F. MILLER

4th International Vice President & Department Director, Motion Picture & TV Production
IATSE

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PARVESH CHEENA

Actor

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JODI LONG

Actor; Vice Chair, Los Angeles Ethnic Employment Opportunities Committee
SAG-AFTRA

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