Best & Last of LA Film Festival 2018 – We The People Inclusion Summit – Black Panther & Beyond Panel Part #9 - Kumail Nanjiani, Leah Daniels-Butler, Franklin Lenoard, Kay Cannon, Marc Bernardin & Emily V. Gordon – HBO Sponsor - Writer’s Guild Theater
We the People is a summit committed to advancing inclusion within the entertainment industry by serving as ...
We the People is a summit committed to advancing inclusion within the entertainment industry by serving as a solution-oriented call to action. All panels at the summit are completely FREE. Taking place September 22 and 23 at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, We the People will feature free panel discussions and a keynote conversation.
The conversations range from the state of the entertainment industry’s inclusion efforts both on screen and behind the camera, in addition to how women, immigrants, Muslims, LGBTQ+, Native Americans, people with disabilities and people of color continue to be systemically marginalized or not represented. In our 24th year, we at the LA Film Festival are committed to advancing the inclusion conversation.
Films helmed by, and featuring underrepresented groups had an amazing 2017 and the trend continues in 2018. The myth that films which accurately reflect complex and diverse realities don’t traditionally perform at the BO, both domestically and internationally, is being dispelled. We examine how films made for diverse audiences isn’t a trend, it’s good business. With receipts in hand, the audience is crying, “More of this please. Now.”
• Marc Bernardin
• Kay Cannon
• Leah Daniels-Butler
• Emily V. Gordon
• Franklin Leonard
• Kumail Nanjiani
• Kate Hagen
o (The Black List)