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Saturday, October 26 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Diversity and Inclusion in the Writers Room

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With more diverse voices come more opportunities to tell authentic stories that have yet to be seen on the screen. Join panelists for a conversation on the importance of inclusivity and the value in diverse representations of race, ethnicity, and identity in film and television in front of and behind the camera.

Must have an AFF Producers, Conference, Weekend, or Lone Star Badge for entry.

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Spiro Skentzos

moderator; Co-Chair, WGA's LGBTQ+ Writers Committee; Creator, "Intro To TV Writing" Panel, San Diego Comic Con; co-creator/co-writer Chadam; writer Grimm, Arrow
Growing up speaking Spanish, Greek and English at home, Spiro developed an early interest in language, which inspired him to write. His first foray into screenwriting was as a young boy, when he wrote a script for his Star Wars figures where they battled his sister’s giant, menacing... Read More →

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Grace Moss

Director of Talent Development & Inclusion, NBC Entertainment
Grace Moss is the Director of Entertainment Diversity Initiatives for NBC Entertainment. In this role, she oversees multiple programs that focus on discovering, cultivating and showcasing talented writers and directors of diverse backgrounds, with the objective of getting them staffed... Read More →
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Rochée Jeffrey

co-producer Beverly Hills 90210, SMILF; producer Woke
Rochée Jeffrey is a writer/director/performer who hails originally from Jamaica. She’s written on several television series, including Showtime's Golden Globe-nominated comedy series SMILF and she’s a producer on the upcoming Hulu series Woke starring Larmorne Morris. On the... Read More →

Saturday October 26, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
The Omni Hotel, Austin Room 700 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701