Privileged characters panel at DTLAFF

Developed and produced the “Privileged Characters: How to recognize and avoid implicit bias in your screenwriting” panel.

Conducted research on the topic, contacted prospective speakers and moderators and created a lineup of award-winning writers, UCLA and Stephens College professors, and executives from Final Draft and Seed & Spark.

“How do writers recognize and avoid implicit bias in their work? In this panel we review examples of how implicit bias infects popular shows and movies — even now in the wake of the Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, and #TimesUp movement. We’ll also learn about the tools and techniques available to combat implicit bias in the written word. Finally, we’ll tackle the prickly question of writers who can authentically create characters and stories that are intrinsically about people who demographically different from them?”

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