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    The State of Diversity in the Entertainment Industry

    As part of our The Way Back Speaker Series, we hosted a live panel discussion about the state of diversity in our industry, including some of the initiatives currently underway to ensure more inclusion and representation as we go forward, alongside the Catch A Break and Sista Brunch teams.


    Hosted by Fanshen Cox, co-host of Sista Brunch, award-winning playwright, actor, producer & educator and co-author of the Inclusion Rider, and Christabel Nsiah-Buadi, Executive Producer of Sista Brunch and writer for British Vogue and The Independent. 

    Panelists included Kirsten Schaffer, Executive Director of Women In Film and one of the forces behind the WIF ReFrame initiative, Marcei Brown, co-creator of Crewvie, a global inclusion database, and one of the founders of the Catch A Break Podcast, Yolanda Cochran, SVP Live Action Production at ViacomCBS’ Nickelodeon & Awesomeness and member of the PGA One Guild Committee, and Kalpana Kotagal, Partner at Cohen Milstein and co-author of the Inclusion Rider.

    Presented by GreenSlate and produced by Catch A Break Podcast and Sista Brunch.


      CatchaBreak_Final_withPodcast text only blue letters Sista Brunch  
      The insider’s guide to breaking into and navigating the entertainment industry. The Catch a Break Podcast aims to fill the gaps in knowledge that come only with years of experience from navigating the system. In each episode, a panel of experienced industry experts have a candid and information-filled conversation about their work in the industry. Available on most podcast platforms.

    Sista Brunch is a relaxed and fun interview-style podcast where Black women+ (cis-, transgender & non-binary) in the media reveal how they broke into—and now thrive in—one of the world’s toughest industries, with candor and humor. Sista Brunch’s mission is to share first-person stories of Black women+ across media / entertainment—building community around what can be an isolating experience—and inspire young people to reach for their dream careers.



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