The Guild Presentation: Focus on Diversity Programs panel and Director's Roundtable are scheduled during the Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival (July 31-August 4, Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood). Both panels will be held at the Arena Cinema - 1625 North Las Palmas Avenue (adjacent to the Egyptian Theatre).
3:30pm - 4:30pm - Diversity Panel
4:30pm -5:00pm - CocktailsHBRFest will present a panel discussion explaining the importance of the Diversity Committee from three of the most powerful guilds in Hollywood: DGA, WGA and PGA.
The mission of all three guilds is to promote diversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry. The DGA and WGA have a number of minority committees representing Hispanics, gays, women, blacks, and Asians. The DGA has only one committee, the Diversity Committee, where all the subgroups fall under.
For this goal, the Diversity Committee offers a number of programs and opportunities to members and non-members in education and networking. They all celebrate producers whose projects in film, TV, and the Web reflect their mission.
Writers Guild of America (WGA) - Kimberly Myers
Myers served as Vice President of Program Development at Turner Network and Vice President of Movies and Mini Series at Fox. She was the producer of television films for NBC, CBS, Lifetime and TNT prior to joining the Writers Guild of America in 2007 as its Director of Diversity.
Friday, August 2
Director's Roundtable - Focus on the Creative Process
3:00pm - 4:30pm - Director's Roundtable
4:30pm -5:00pm - Cocktails
Back by popular demand, attending filmmakers will participate in a special Filmmakers Roundtable moderated by Robert Koehler, former Variety critic and expert in Latin American cinema. This event will provide great insight into the current state of Brazilian filmmaking, trends and an opportunity to meet the rising talent of Brazil.
Special Guest: Laurence Reymond - Directors Fortnight short film programmer.
Moderator: Robert Koehler