The New Activism of TV and Film Storylines

In a world where news has become entertainment, activists are now turning to entertainment to distribute news and unseen stories. The world’s best storytellers and showrunners are pulling storylines not just from journalists but from activist and nonprofit leaders who are witnessing stories firsthand. Audiences members that work in film and tv will learn why producers, writers and showrunners are increasing the inclusion of social issues, pressing topics, relevant news in their stories.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate