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HPA ALL IN Program Details Are Here! HPA ALL Initiative Moves into Action

Don’t miss this Free Event including the HPA League Honors

HPA ALL is the HPA initiative driving the organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).  Next week, in a highly informative and event, HPA ALL IN aims to raise awareness and promote DEI efforts in the industry. Featuring industry leading expert presentations, live discussions, and meet ups, HPA ALL IN has been designed and scheduled to facilitate accessible conversations about this important work between community members in locations around the world.

Every day next week, HPA ALL IN will present amazing speakers with unique and expert perspectives.  Take a peek at the lineup and register to be ALL IN.

More information and registration are available here. There is no cost to attend any, or all of the week’s activities.The schedule:

Monday, May 24: Inclusive Leadership & Community

  • Rajkumari Neogy: Understanding Humans@Work
    Have you ever considered where leadership styles come from? Have you ever given feedback repeatedly to a co-worker only to find yourself frustrated with the lack of acknowledgement, or improvement or even simply the willingness to be accountable? Come explore the brain’s circuity of emotion and motivation and, how it directly shapes You’ll walk away with a handout that outlines each of the circuits and their direct influence on leadership styles, along with some self-reflective questions.
  • Commitment to Action: Profiles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs
    An important conversation with HPA partners to learn about their current and future DEI initiatives. Participants include:

    • Avid – the Avid Customer Association (Jeff Rosica, CEO)
    • Dell Technologies (Sarah Ramirez, Social Justice Advocacy & Partnerships)
    • National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) (Alexandria Latimer, President, Capital Region chapter)
  • Core Conversation: NETFLIX

Tuesday, May 25: Bridging the Gender Gap

  • Core Conversation: Samata Narra (Senior Vice President of Enterprise Inclusion, WarnerMedia)
    Samata is responsible for building innovative tools and global systems across the company to help facilitate the advancement of equity and inclusion in our storytelling. Prior to joining WarnerMedia, she was senior vice President of Comedy Development and Current Programming for FOX where she developed and oversaw live action and animated comedy series.  While there, she had the pleasure of working with the creative forces behind The Last Man on Earth, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, Bob’s Burgers, andthe Mindy Project. She is on the board of Film2Future, a non-profit providing equitable access to the entertainment industry for underrepresented LA youth. Her other board work includes Colour Entertainment and South Asian Women in Entertainment (SAWIE).
  • SMPTE Panel: Bias & Ethics in Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence
    An exploration of the influence of human bias on machine learning and modeling. What are the effects? How can data be used to remove bias? Is it possible to have a completely unbiased model that would lead to a truly unbiased and ethical artificial intelligence environment? What are the ethical dangers and how can we mitigate within the media and entertainment space? Panelists include Poppy Crum (Chief Scientist, Dolby), Nicole Thrakulchavee (Delivery Coordinator, Company 3 and HPA YEP ‘01), and Dr. Haile Owusu (SVP of Analytics, Decisions and Data Sciences, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.); moderated by Renard Jenkins (Vice President of Content Transmission & Production Technology, WarnerMedia).
  • HPA Women in Post Hosted Conversation
    Join a guided discussion of the day’s theme and suggested content

Wednesday, May 26: The Next Generation

  • Core Conversation with David Siegel (Executive Director, Exceptional Minds) and Camille Proctor (Executive Director and Founder, The Color of Autism)
    David Siegel is the executive director for Exceptional Minds, a Los Angeles training academy and digital arts studio for people with autism. He will be joined in conversation by Camille Proctor, mother of a son on the autism spectrum and founder of the Color of Autism Foundation, which supports African American families with children on the autism spectrum.
  • HPA Young Entertainment Professionals: A YEP Perspective on DEI
    Vignettes from our current Young Entertainment Professionals class about what diversity, equity, and inclusion means to them
  • HPA Young Entertainment Professionals Hosted Conversation
    An opportunity to participate in a guided discussion of the day’s theme and suggested content

Thursday, May 27: Celebrating Role Models

  • Core Conversation with Chris White (Visual Effects Supervisor, Weta Digital)
    Award-winning VFX Supervisor Chris White has more than 25 years’ industry experience creating compelling digital environments, creatures and effects. Chris has played a pivotal role in the development of Weta Digital’s new water pipeline for the Avatar sequels, bringing technical and artistic expertise to this cutting-edge technology that is setting a new industry standard for the creation of digital water. He has been supervising Weta’s work on Netflix’s Umbrella Academy series, creating Pogo and the talking fish AJ Carmichael. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for ‘The White Violin’ episode in Season 1 (2019). Chris also recently supervised the space-travelling chimp Marcus for the comedy Space Force (2020).
  • The HPA League Honors
    Recognizing diverse members of the industry who shine as examples of innovation and leadership. This year’s honors recognize Annie Chang, Tammy Garnes, Patricia Keighley, Charles D King and Iris Wu.  To learn more about the honors, categories and recipients, click here.

Tone Networks:  Outstanding, curated content- linked to the day’s theme -will be available from Tone for registered attendees.  Tone Networks is a video-based learning and leadership development platform empowering female employees through expert content, live coaching and a vibrant online community. The playlists are expert-driven, compelling information on important topics.

HPA ALL IN offers a deep base of expertise, experience and community. It’s a great opportunity – at no cost – to hear from and connect to some of the most compelling people at work in our industry.

For more information about HPA, HPA ALL, and the HPA League Honors, visit hpaonline.com.

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