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Saturday, October 27 • 4:30pm - 5:45pm
The Path to Inclusivity: Empowering Young Filmmakers

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Despite all the talk, the current state of diversity in the film and tv industry still has a long way to go. One powerful solution is to start at the beginning - with young filmmakers. Come listen to a panel of industry experts explore ways we can all transform the business through mentorship of young talent. A panelist from HBO, with ground-breaking shows like Insecure and Random Acts of Flyness, join other AFF panelists, as well as student storytellers, to talk about how we can bring young filmmakers into the process in ways that encourage and empower them.

This panel is presented by HBO and Cinema Ed.

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Richard Stephen Bell

moderator; Executive Director, Cinema Ed; writer; actor
Richard is the Founder and Executive Director of CINEMA ED, a 501(c)3 non-profit film and media organization that focuses on using independent film as a teaching tool. Although their programs place special emphasis on at-risk populations, they work with all students to harness the... Read More →

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Hope Farley

Executive Producer/Co-Founder, Adolescent Content
Hope Farley is an Executive Producer and Co-Founder of Adolescent Content,LLC, a global media studio dedicated to content created by Gen Z filmmakersfor the Gen Z audience.For over twelve years, Farley has been an Executive Producer and Producer at the major commercial production... Read More →
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Raamla Mohamed

writer/supervising producer Scandal
Raamla Mohamed was born and raised in Los Angeles. After graduating from Columbia University, Raamla went on to receive her MFA in Writing for Film and Television at the University of Southern California. Not long after graduating, Raamla worked on "Grey's Anatomy” and "Off the... Read More →
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Taylor Richardson

Advocate, Activist, Speaker and Philanthropist
Taylor Richardson aka Astronaut StarBright is a 15 year old who attends The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida. She has aspirations of becoming a scientist, engineer and an astronaut one day.She has attended several NASA Space Centers including attending the U.S. Space Rocket... Read More →
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Lana Taylor

Director/Cinematographer/Editor Astronaut Starbright
Lana Taylor is a fifteen-year-old filmmaker studying Cinematic Arts at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, Florida. She is a director, cinematographer, editor, screenwriter and playwright.Lana was born in Decatur, Georgia where it became clear to family and friends... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CDT
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, Assembly Room