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Friday, October 25 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
How Does Inclusion Make Stories Better? presented by The HUMANITAS Prize

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Inclusion makes better stories.
Inclusion is good for business.

Diverse voices that bring experience and talent to a project give access to a wider audience and, ultimately, more shots at success.

In all creative work, there are risks. These distinguished panelists will discuss how embracing diversity has paid off. With more representation than ever before, the quality of television and film is at an all-time high. No one can argue about the success that inclusion brings.

Join HUMANITAS Board President Ali LeRoi as he talks to showrunners at the top of their game about how inclusion not only increases audiences, but actually makes the stories that are told, better.

This panel is presented by The HUMANITAS Prize.

Must have an AFF Producers or Conference Badge for entry.

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Ali LeRoi

writer/director/producer Everybody Hates Chris, Survivor's Remorse, Are We There Yet? (television series)
Ali LeRoi is an Award- winning writer/director/producer best known for his work on the critically acclaimed series, , CW's “Everybody Hates Chris”, TBS "Are We There Yet?" and the breakout Hit for STARZ, “Survivor’s Remorse”. Ali has five Emmy nominations as well as one... Read More →

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Ayanna Floyd Davis

showrunner/writer The Chi; writer Private Practice, Hannibal, Falling Skies
Ayanna Floyd Davis has been making her mark as a writer and producer in the television industry for almost two decades. She has written and produced some of TV’s hottest series and has worked for some of the most renowned showrunners in the business. Most recently, Ayanna flexed... Read More →
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Erika Green Swafford

consulting producer New Amsterdam; writer/producer How to get Away With Murder, The Mentalist
Erika Green Swafford is a writer, performer, and producer currently in development with Universal Television. Erika’s writing credits include NBC’s drama “New Amsterdam,” "Reverie," “How to Get Away With Murder,” and "The Mentalist." Erika began her career not in entertainment... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Ballroom presented by International Screenwriters’ Association 604 Brazos St, Austin TX 78701