5:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Putting Your Journalism Skills to Work in Hollywood
Powered by BET Networks, Nielsen
A panel of entertainment experts will provide insights on how to transfer journalism skills into a successful entertainment career. Panelists will share personal stories on the opportunities and challenges that come along with writing and producing content for Hollywood and how that impacts the African-American audience. This session also will examine how African-American buying power influences what is produced for the big and small screens and what ends up on the chopping block.
T.J. Holmes, Host, Don’t Sleep, BET
Lolis Eric Elie, Writer, Treme, HBO
Tim McNeal, Vice President, Talent Development & Diversity, ABC Television Group & Disney
Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, Vice President, Diversity & Communications, CBS
Gil L. Robertson, Co-Founder & President, African American Film Critics Association
Cheryl Pearson-McNeil, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs & Government Relations, The Nielsen Company