Leveraging Diversity Practices to Create Inclusive Entertainment Content

FILM TV 702.4

This seminar is designed to help content creators and producers develop creative and practical solutions to promote greater diversity, equity, and inclusivity in the entertainment industry. Historical context and current initiatives are examined. 

As few as 1 day

What you can learn.

  • Explore historical context and current practices in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs in the film and television industry
  • Examine what works and what doesn’t work when implementing DEI programs in the entertainment sector
  • Develop practical and creative solutions to promote inclusivity
  • Understand how to create more equity and inclusivity in front of and behind the camera – including at the executive level

About this course:

The entertainment industry is recognizing that a diversity of voices is not only good practice, it also helps sell content. This seminar is designed to help content creators and producers develop creative and practical solutions to promote greater inclusivity in the entertainment industry. Although there is an ongoing effort to acknowledge and remove the race, gender and cultural inequalities in Hollywood, more opportunities need to be generated for both talent and those working behind the scenes – including the executives responsible for greenlighting content. Instruction first covers the historical context for understanding the current diversity landscape as it pertains to the television and film industries. The seminar then examines current diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs, practices and initiatives to gain a better understanding of what works and what doesn't work in the industry. Students will also learn about the key challenges of creating and implementing DEI programs and projects with a view of creating stories that appeal to a greater variety of audiences.

Fall 2021 Schedule

Date & Time
Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM PT
Enrollment Closed
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Instructor: Jaia Thomas
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Location: UCLA X Open
Sat Oct 16, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT

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