“Beyond Diversity: How to Launch and Sustain Your TV Creative Career”, June 29

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“Beyond Diversity: How to Launch and Sustain Your TV Creative Career”, June 29
Start: 06/29/2017 - 5:45pm
End: 06/29/2017 - 8:00pm

SeriesFest, taking place June 27 - July 2, is an award-winning annual festival based in Denver, Colorado dedicated to showcasing the best and boldest in episodic storytelling on television and other platforms from around the world. SeriesFest continues to provide a platform for audiences to discover noteworthy projects by both established and emerging creators. As champions of this important medium, SeriesFest is thrilled to present a highly anticipated lineup of screenings and programs, including the SAG-AFTRA sponsored diversity panel discussion and new media contracts workshop. Also as part of our SAG-AFTRA sponsorship, Colorado Local Members will receive a special SeriesFest Discount. See details below.


The SAG-AFTRA presentation features industry experts and a casting executive who will focus on the current state of diversity in television – from behind and in-front of the camera – and then give creators – writers, directors, producers, actors – tips on getting into network diversity programs and how to navigate the landscape in television.  Hear real success stories from the popular series Project Greenlight, HBO’s Writing & Directing Fellowships and upcoming TBS and TNT television pilots and series.


When: The two-part panel begins at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, June 29


Where: Sie FilmCenter
2510 E Colfax Ave,
Denver, CO 80206


Scheduled Panelists:

  • Kelly Edwards, Head of Talent Development and Programming at HBO
  • Mike Page, Director of Casting, TBS & TNT
  • Fanshen DiGiovanni, Head of Strategic Outreach at Pearl Street Films
  • Dr. Stacy Smith, Founder, University of Southern California’s Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative   


Cost: SAG-AFTRA SeriesFest Discount - $12 tickets for most screenings, panels and events! This offer is available exclusively online. You can purchase tickets here. In order to receive the discount, add the number of (non-member) tickets to your cart, then click the “check out” box. Enter “SERIESFEST2017”in the blue promo code fieldduring final payment process. Discounts will be applied at that time.


For more information on the panel, click here. For tickets and additional information about the festival, visit seriesfest.com.