Forum Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Jordan Peele Writer/Director, Get Out

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Dee Rees Co-writer/Director, Mudbound

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Panelists

Mariana Acuña Co-founder, Opaque Studios

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Sam Bailey Director, Brown Girls

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Danielle Behrens Founder, Superlative Films

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Debra Birnbaum Executive Editor of TV, Variety

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Lisa Callif Partner, Donaldson+Callif

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Kat Candler Filmmaker/Producing Director

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Dana Calvo Creator/Writer/Executive Producer, Narcos, Good Girls Revolt

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Aymar Jean Christian Creator, Open TV

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Jennifer Cochis LA Film Festival Director
Mercedes Cooper Director of Marketing, ARRAY

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Lorraine D'Alessio Founding Partner, D'Alessio Law Group

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Christine Davila Creative Executive, Stage 13

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Ryan Gallagher Producer, The Defiant Ones

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Barbara Gregson VP, Miller-Greyson Productions, Inc.

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Lisa Hasko Manager of Fiscal Sponsorship and Documentary Programs
Josh Healey Writer/Producer, The North Pole

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Yvan Iturriaga Director, The North Pole

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Azazel Jacobs Director, The Lovers

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Jessica Kantor Filmmaker, Be a T-Rex in Virtual Reality, Dinner Party

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Alia Quart Khan Director of Publicity
Missy Laney Independent Marketing and Distribution Strategist

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Ben LeClair Producer, The Lovers

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Grace Lee Director, American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

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Marvin Lemus Director, Vámonos, Gente-fied

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Matthew Lessall President, Casting Society of America

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Warren Littlefield Executive Producer, The Handmaid's Tale

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Allen Maldonado Actor/Filmmaker

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Raymond Mansfield Founding Partner, QC Entertainment

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Paula Manzanedo-Schmit Sr. Vice President, Film Finances Inc.

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Kathleen McCaffery Senior VP, Programming for Original Series, HBO

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Laura Nix Writer/Director/Producer, Brainiacs, The Yes Men Are Revolting

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Brian O'Shea CEO, The Exchange

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Stu Pollard Producer, Bass Ackwards, And Then I Go

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Jon Reiss Filmmaker/Author, Think Outside the Box Office

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Ilse Ronteltap Manager of Film Production Incentive, Netherlands Film Fund

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Marjan Safinia President, International Documentary Association

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Bec Smith Agent, UTA

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Chris Stinson Producer, The Lovers

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Rahdi Taylor Executive, Concordia Studio

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