Power(ful) TV: The Ultimate Medium for Social Change

Date: Saturday, 6/11
Time: 1:30 PM
Venue: Google Fiber Space

Through its innate intimacy and week-to-week stories, television is arguably our most impactful medium, having the power to literally change hearts and minds. Hear creators, EPs, and executives discuss how their series have surpassed diversity trends and token characters by organically weaving in storylines of race, religion, the foster care system, immigration, abortion, health care, and many many more, with the belief that exposing audiences to a variety of people, experiences, and worlds they might never encounter will normalize these unfamiliar issues and defuse them once and for all.

Panelists: Jack Amiel (The Knick), Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights), Jennie Snyder Urman (Jane the Virgin), Mike Royce (Enlisted), Carter Covington (Faking It)
Moderator: Maury McIntyre (President, Television Academy)