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Watch Live as Anita Hill, Chelsea Handler, Jordan Peele Speak at Variety’s Inclusion Summit

Variety will present the 2017 Inclusion Summit tomorrow at the Montage Beverly Hills, and will live stream two special Keynote conversations — Anita Hill interviewed by Chelsea Handler and Jordan Peele interviewed by Peter Debruge — on YouTube.

From 9 to 9:30 a.m. PST, viewers can live stream Handler’s talk with Hill, an attorney and civil rights activist who made headlines in 1991 for testifying that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, her former colleague at the U.S. Department of Education and the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, sexually harassed her.

Debruge, a Variety film critic, will interview Peele, who first gained recognition for “Key and Peele” on Comedy Central before breaking onto the big screen with this year’s critically acclaimed horror film “Get Out.” Watch the live stream of their conversation from 2:10 to 2:40 p.m. PST.

The live streams will be brought straight to viewers from the Wednesday, Nov. 1 event. While these two specific events will be live streamed from the summit, the entire Inclusion Summit will take place all day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Watch the featured Keynote live streams at the links below.

View the full agenda for Variety‘s 2017 Inclusion Summit here:

8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:50 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks

9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Keynote Conversation

Interviewed by:
Chelsea Handler, Host & Executive Producer

Speaker:
Anita Hill, Civil Rights Activist and Attorney

9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Exploring CAA’s 2017 Motion Picture Cast Diversity Study

Interviewed by:
Jay Tucker, Executive Director, Center for Media, Entertainment & Sports (MEMES), UCLA Anderson School of Management

Speaker:
Talitha Watkins, Executive and Motion Picture Agent, CAA

9:45 a.m. to 10:05 a.m. Diversity in Film – An Honest Portrayal of Native American Struggle in the US

Interviewed by:
Steven Gaydos, VP & Executive Editor, Variety

Speaker:
Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Entertainment Studios

10:05 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Hollywood Finds its Voice for Change Presented by Easterseals
Living in such a politically charged world, there is no better time than now for Hollywood’s most influential talent to speak up in support of equal treatment and opportunity for all communities – spanning ethnicity, disabilities, gender and LGBTQ identity. The entertainment industry is taking a stand against social injustices, such as unsupportive and hurtful policies toward the #BlackLivesMatter, as well as LGBTQ and women’s rights movements.  How is Hollywood taking advantage of its powerful voice through various organizations, alliances and entertainment projects? Creative leaders and influencers explain how they are rallying their fans to join them in the fight for inclusion and social change.

Moderator:
Malina Saval, Associate Features Editor, Variety

Speakers:
Rowan Blanchard, Actor (Girl Meets World) and LGBT Activist
Yvette Nicole Brown, Actor (CommunityThe Mayor)
Cindy Chu, Actor (MacGyverNew Girl)
Lou Diamond Phillips, Actor, Director & Writer
Nic Novicki, Founder, Easterseals Disability Film Challenge
Danny Woodburn, Actor Co-Vice-Chair SAG-AFTRA Performers With Disabilities Committee

10:45 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. Networking Break

11:05 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. Inclusive Brand Innovators
Entertainment and consumer brands are recognizing that it is vital to develop and market products that authentically speak to today’s society and its diversity. How can inclusive hiring at a company impact their ability to connect to diverse consumers? Which brands are succeeding in their inclusion missions? Executives from leading brands discuss how they have evolved their inclusive strategies in order to effectively reach a wide array of communities.

Moderator:
Gayle Fuguitt, Chief of Customer Insights and Innovation, Foursquare

Speakers:
Geoff Edwards, Co-Head of Creative, CAA Marketing
Diana Mogollón, SVP and General Manager of Stage 13, Warner Bros. Digital Network
Sejal Shah Miller, ‎VP Barbie Global Marketing, Mattel
Tiffany Warren, SVP and Chief Diversity Officer at Omnicom Group & Founder and President, ADCOLOR®

11:50 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. How to Become Self Made in the Entertainment Industry

Do you want to make money while you sleep and maintain a profit during economic ups and downs? Having learned from billionaire bosses and clients, Nely Galán understands the importance of cultivating relationships with banks, the SBA and investors, in addition to creative tracks. Galán takes you through her trajectory in entertainment from Station manager of a local Television station, to President of Entertainment of Telemundo, to producer, to entrepreneur.

Interviewed by:
Steven Shapiro, SVP Entertainment, City National Bank

Speaker:
Nely Galán, Entrepreneur, Producer and Best-Selling Author

12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. Networking Lunch

1:10 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Native Americans in Film and Television
Indian Country is a diverse and vibrant part of this nation with tribes spanning 34 states. Over centuries, Native Americans have faced a myriad of challenges – from ethnic persecution to economic dislocation to political disenfranchisement, so bringing positive stories to light has never been more important.  RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World is a feature documentary that tells the story of Native American and indigenous musicians and their influence on the history of American music. The film features music icons such as Jimi Hendrix and reflections from Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett and Quincy Jones.

Interviewed by:
Steven Gaydos, VP & Executive Editor, Variety

Speaker:
Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO
Stevie Salas, Executive Producer on RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

1:30 p.m. to 2:10 p.m. Recognizing the Opportunity for Content that Resonates with Grownups
The best film and TV engages with great characters and gripping stories – many times starring our most experienced actors. How is Hollywood approaching storytelling decisions when it comes to actors reaching middle age or older? Are producers, directors and writers avoiding stereotypes, and creating the right roles to fit experienced actors’ caliber of talent? How might recent breakout projects for and about grownups be impacting the current development process? Top storytellers will explore how they are creating compelling film and TV where experience matters above all else.

Moderator:
Lorrie Lynch, Features Director, AARP Media

Speakers:
Lee Daniels, Filmmaker (Empire)
Jonathan King, President, Participant Media
Beatrice Springborn, VP and Head of Content Development, Hulu
Elizabeth Marvel, Actor (Homeland, Law & Order:Special Victims Unit, Meyerowitz Stories, New and Collected)

2:10 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. Keynote Conversation

Interviewed by:
Peter Debruge, Chief Film Critic, Variety

Speaker:
Jordan Peele, Director, Producer & Writer (Get OutThe Last O.G.)

2:40 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. The Future of Inclusive Storytelling presented by Color of Change
There have been a number of high-profile wins for inclusive storytelling, including Moonlight, landing  the Oscar for Best Picture earlier this year. That success was followed up by the Academy of Motion Arts and Pictures inviting their most diverse group of members yet in 2017. However, some of today’s most inclusive TV series, were canceled in recent months. How is Hollywood working to craft inclusive stories while simultaneously connecting with audiences? Further, what content is breaking through to fill the void and speak to a neglected, under-served community?  Top storytellers share their strategies and successes.

Moderator:
Debra Birnbaum, Executive Editor, TV, Variety

Speakers:
Nnamdi Asomugha, Actor and Producer (Crown HeightsBeasts of No Nation)
Lourdes Diaz, President, Entertainment, Univision
Charles D. King, Founder & CEO, MACRO (Fences, Roman J. Israel Esq.) and Producer (Mudbound)
John Singleton, Director, Producer, Writer
Paul Young, Executive Producer, Black-ishKey and Peele

3:20 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Networking Break

3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. The Fight for Gender Balance in the Entertainment Industry

Moderator:
Malina Saval, Associate Features Editor, Variety

Speaker:
Geena Davis, Actor and Founder, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

3:45 p.m. to 4:25 p.m. Ending Sexual Harassment in Hollywood
Leading executives and creative talent discuss next steps for ensuring a safe and productive working environment in Hollywood, following horrifying revelations about alleged sexual harassment and abuse by perpetrators such as movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, writer-director James Toback, Amazon Studios Entertainment Chief Roy Price and others.

Moderator:
Claudia Eller, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Variety

Speakers:
Effie Brown, Producer
Dawn Hudson, CEO, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Paul Feig, Writer, Director, Producer, Actor
Connie Nielsen, Actor
Sheila E., Musician

4:25 p.m. to 5:05 p.m. Mentoring the Entertainment and Media Industry
Top-notch executives from well-respected An exploration into efforts at entertainment and media companies to mentor new generations of talent, and support an increase of inclusion among its ranks. What programs are succeeding across film, TV, music and digital to help boost success among underrepresented communities? Who are today’s mentors who are devoted to advancing inclusive policies at their companies? Champions for increasing representation for all marginalized groups in media will discuss their work.

Moderator:
Dr. Stacy Smith, Associate Professor of Communication, USC Annenberg School

Speakers:
Vicky Colf, Chief Technology Officer, Warner Bros. Entertainment
Rodrigo Garcia, Director (BullBig Love, Last Days in the Desert) and CO-CEO, Indigenous Media
Alex Grimwade, Chief Information Officer, 20th Century Fox
Sue Obeidi, Director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council’s Hollywood Bureau (MPAC)
Karyn Spencer, VP, Creator Lab – ‎AT&T

5:05 p.m. to 6:05 p.m. Networking Reception

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