November 19, 2020
Representation Matters: The Importance of Representation in Film and Media
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Join us for panel on how to advocate and amplify minorities in film.

Synopsis

The lack of representation in film and media can perpetuate harmful stereotypes for groups, especially in film and media which can influence how we view society on a global scale. Immigrants, People of Color, People with disabilities, LGBTQ+ and various religious communities deserve to have accurate representation on screen, and be given the access to tell their own story.

In this event, hosted by Minorities in Film in partnership with IFP, we’re sitting down with the agents, managers, and lawyers that advocate for the very talent we seek to amplify in the conversation for diverse representation and inclusion.

This event is part of IFP's Expanding Communities Conversation Series. 

Panelists

Chichi Anyanwu
CHICHI ANYANWU founded CHI Talent Management in May of 2020, after 10+ years working in talent representation in New York. Anyanwu started off her professional career in the world of casting at Laura Stanczyk Casting and Finnegan/Keller Casting. Her experiences in casting made her discover that her true passion was nurturing and developing aspiring talent.

Zora Dehorter
ZORA DEHORTER is a Nigerian born, British raised, Hollywood independent/freelance film, television and commercial CASTING DIRECTOR as well as a CBS TV Judge. Zora is on the Board of Directors for the prestigious “Casting Society of America”.

Rebecca Wyzan
REBECCA WYZAN is a talent manager/producer at Untitled Entertainment, a talent management company based in LA, New York, and London. She works with a variety of clients, including filmmakers, musicians, and actors. She previously worked at both the Video Art and Experimental Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival, as well as freelanced as a producer. She graduated from Wesleyan University.

Moderators

Jourdan Guyton
Vera Jean Media - Content Strategist
With a passion for creating and a love for people, JOURDAN GUYTON unites the two to produce vital content for her generation. After a successful first season on Youtube and the festival circuit, Jourdan and her co-creator sold the second season of their web series Two Grown, to BET Networks in 2019. She served as a lead actor and executive producer in the series. In the spring of 2020 Jourdan launched Vera Jean Media, a boutique agency specializing in production, content strategy, and social media marketing. Her true passion is helping others and creating exceptional content.

Presented With

MiFilm is a global community, increasing equity and inclusion for POC and people with disabilities in film and entertainment. We are not just filmmakers, we are social entrepreneurs designing innovative ways to use film to protect and shape our cultures against the threat of mass media. We believe that media is a dominant language that criticizes and defines society. Therefore, as people of color and people with disabilities, we demand members of our society to increase media literacy and communication competency by participating in our accelerator labs, and fostering collaboration with studios that encourage creative equity.

Date & Time

Thursday, November 19, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Reserve Deadline: November 20, 2020

Location

Virtual Online

RSVP Instructions

Please join this Panel via ZOOM. Link will be sent a few days before the event.

RSVPs will receive access to the recording after the event. 

For questions, please contact nkelly-fair@ifp.org.