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COMMITTEE CONVO: Diversity & Inclusion Programs – Disney

March 15, 2021 An African American Steering Committee Virtual Event

On March 15, the African American Steering Committee (AASC) hosted their online meeting. In addition to Committee business, the meeting featured the panel discussion, Committee Convo: Diversity & Inclusion Programs – Disney, a dialogue with veteran entertainment industry executive and strategic consultant, DMA (Donna Michelle Anderson), DGE (Disney General Entertainment) Content Manager of Creative Talent Development & Inclusion Liz Kelly and DGE Content Outreach Specialist of Development, Content & Strategy Adrienne C. Thomas.

In a conversation moderated by AASC Co-Chair Jeff Byrd, the panelists discussed topics including how DGE (Disney General Entertainment) is looking to create more opportunities for employment for diverse directors and BTL crew across all of their networks, studios, and streaming platforms including: ABC, ABC Signature, Freeform, Disney Channel, FX, 20th, Nat Geo, Disney+ and Hulu. Additionally, the panelists encouraged DGA members to create a profile with DGE for future networking opportunities.

About the Committee:

The African American Steering Committee (AASC) was born of a desire to address the specific needs of the African-American members of the Directors Guild. One of the primary goals of the Committee is to establish a productive line of communication between African-American members and the creative community. The Committee meets monthly to plan events throughout the year celebrating the achievements of African-Americans, as well as forums with industry executives to proactively address what can be done to hire more African-Americans.


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