Thursday, April 13, 2017

Open Event Relevant to Class

Join the USC Media Institute for Social Change's dynamic panel conversation - "Power Players: Hollywood's Creative Agenda in the age of Trump" taking place in SCA 112 on Thursday, April 20th from 5-6pm. 

MISC is bringing together three of the most powerful executives in Hollywood--HBO's Executive Vice President of Programming David Levine (who oversees "Game of Thrones" and "Westworld"); Amazon Studio's new Executive Vice President of Programming Sharon Tal Yguado (who previously oversaw "The Walking Dead" and FX's "Legion"); and United Talent Agency's Foundation Executive Director Rene Jones (agent for Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, and more)--to discuss how Hollywood will strategically use its television shows, feature films, and philanthropy in this new political era.

The panel is not about the personal political activism of individual celebrities, however. Instead, it is a conversation about how Hollywood will pour billions of dollars into its shows and movies to creatively express its values and reach millions of Americans in this new political climate by the people who decide which shows get made and stay on the air.

Topics to be explored include:

-How Hollywood is changing some of its most popular current shows to address challenging social and political issues

-The tension between individual show creators who want to be explicitly poltical in their shows and their network execs who do not

-How Pro-Trump elements of Hollywood (yes, they do exist) and Anti-Trump forces are working behind the scenes to reach millions of screens

-And more...

We hope you can come out to this FREE event! RSVP to this link or just come by:

Also, we are currently soliciting/crowd sourcing YOUR QUESTIONS for the panel to integrate into the event, so please feel free to post them below and we will choose the best ones!

This event is hosted by Rob Carpenter and Michael Taylor, and sponsored by the USC Media Institute for Social Change.

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