DIGITAL SUMMIT: The Canadian media industry is having a moment of reckoning. We need to move forward beyond the Diversity 101 discussions to create lasting, systemic change. That means a strong commitment from all levels of the industry: broadcasters, showrunners and creators alike. Initiatives like HireBIPOC, a Canadian, screen-based, industry-wide roster of crew and creatives has a simple objective: to get more BIPOC hired. This panel explores solutions to closing employment gaps in the entertainment media landscape at every level, how diversity in front of and behind the camera enriches content, the commitments among broadcasters to adapt and progress, and what it will take to make diversity and inclusion a condition of greenlight for productions.

Moderated by writer, director, and founder of BIPOC TV & Film, Nathalie Younglai, the panel also features: award-winning filmmaker, producer, writer, and Indigenous rights activist Michelle Latimer; writer and showrunner Anthony Q Farrell; Andrew Barnsley, CEO of Project 10 Productions Inc.; Trish Williams, Executive Director of Scripted Content for the CBC; and Corrie Coe, Senior Vice President of Original Programming for Bell Media.

Throughout the month of September, Content Canada’s Digital Summit will publish a collection of dynamic content that puts the Canadian business in perspective, and amplifies its mission to the world. The Summit will feature a mix of digitally delivered sessions, masterclasses, screenings, podcasts, live-streamed keynote interviews and a host of related content.

Brought to you in partnership with HireBIPOC


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