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Past Event

Beyond the Screen: Race and Diversity in Hollywood

People from BIPOC communities face a myriad of challenges in the entertainment industry, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. From on-screen talent and actors to production crews, publicity teams, talent management, writing and film criticism, marginalized groups often remain underrepresented in all aspects of an industry that has major influence on American culture. Despite evidence that shows addressing these racial inequities could reap an additional $10 billion in annual revenue, efforts by the industry to create parity continue to be inadequate.

Join a panel of experts on race in Hollywood at INFORUM, where they will discuss the harsh realities that most people of color face in entertainment, as well as steps toward industry-wide changes meant to increase representation and provide space for a new and diverse generation of creatives.


This is a free, online-only program; please pre-register to receive a link to the live-stream event.

This important community program is made free to the public thanks to McKinsey & Co.

May 4, 2021

United States

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Linda Yvette Chávez

Filmmaker; Film and Television Writer; Co-creator, Co-showrunner, Executive Producer, Netflix’s "Gentefied"

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Franklin Leonard

Founder, The Black List

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Sheldon Lyn

Partner, McKinsey & Co.; Co-Author, Black Representation in Film and TV: The Challenges and Impact of Increasing Diversity

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Rebecca Sun

Senior Editor, Diversity and Inclusion, The Hollywood Reporter—Moderator