The Forum is a complimentary, invitation-only event targeted at diverse showrunners, producers, directors and writers and endeavors to promote diversity behind the cameras. The program, which incorporates timely sessions along with “Meet and Greets” with cable network and production company executives, focuses on programming and creative content in the non-fiction and reality genres.
Participants are invited and selected from exclusive diversity programs, including professional Hollywood guilds. The event is open to show runners, producers, directors and writers in the non-fiction and reality programming genres.
Previous Forums included production companies and cable network programming executives from NBCUniversal, Discovery Communications, BET Networks, Scripps Networks Interactive, Bravo, and E! Entertainment Network among others.
Emmy-winning writer-producerCarole Kirschner
WGA Showrunner Training Program DirectorMarvin Acuna
Rainmaker CEOMichael Ajakwe
LAWebFest founderMichael Smith
Cooking Channel General ManagerRyan Stoner
Hooray founder & chief strategy officerSteven Amato
Omelet branding agency co-founderSunil Dahluvoy
Google New Business Development executiveTamara Krinsky
WGA New Media Project Manager