Featured Session: When Life Becomes Art


Ilene Chaiken

Ali Rushfield


Beatrice Springborn


When Life Becomes Art

Controversial and political content has long been popular across all genres - from dramas to comedies. Content creators have come up with plenty of fictional ideas that have turned into fan favorite, award-winning series. But, now more than ever, these fictional worlds actually feel closer to reality. In this panel, you’ll hear from top creators about how they are leaning in to current events and political movements to create hits that resonate with viewers, rather than taking advantage of social and political issues for shock value.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge
Event Type: Session
Level: Advanced