See Jane Salon – Changing the Lens: Why Diversity Matters

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Hosted by CBS Entertainment Diversity

Our world is transforming into a diverse global culture. By the end of this decade, according to Census Bureau projections, no single racial or ethnic group will constitute a majority of children under 18. In 2056, there are projected to be more people 65 and over than under 18 for the first time. And, in order to be relevant for next generation audiences as well as future business leaders, our entertainment needs to share stories about a multicultural and inclusive society.

How can we change the media landscape to portray diverse cultures, values and different perspectives on and off-screen in Hollywood? Media images is the quickest way to show our children countless opportunities to grow and fulfill their fullest potential. Our See Jane Salon will covene a panel of content creators and business leaders with diverse backgrounds and experiences to share best practices on how they are affecting real change and expanding our concept of diversity and inclusion beyond acceptance or tolerance. Read More…

GDIGM See Jane Salon Changing the Lens: Why Diversity Matters at CBS

Madeline Di Nonno, CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media; Lulu Wang, Filmmaker; Peter Paige, Actor; Janis Hirsch, Producer/Writer, Will & Grace, My Wife and Kids; Geena Davis, Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, SVP, Entertainment Diversity & Communications, CBS Television; Christy Haubegger, Agent, Creative Artists Agency; Wendy Calhoun, Writer/Producer, Empire; Alex Cohen, Co-host of the daily public radio show “Take Two” on 89.3 FM KPCC; Whitney Davis, CBS; Jazmin Borad, Program Director, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

GDIGM See Jane Salon Changing the Lens: Why Diversity Matters at CBS

Geena Davis, Founder

GDIGM See Jane Salon Changing the Lens: Why Diversity Matters at CBS

Madeline Di Nonno, CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

GDIGM See Jane Salon Changing the Lens: Why Diversity Matters at CBS

Madeline Di Nonno and Geena Davis with salon attendees

GDIGM See Jane Salon Changing the Lens: Why Diversity Matters at CBS

Wendy Calhoun, Writer/Producer, Empire (far right) with salon attendees

GDIGM See Jane Salon Changing the Lens: Why Diversity Matters at CBS

Jenni Gold, Founder, Gold Pictures and Director, CinemAbility with salon attendee.

GDIGM See Jane Salon Changing the Lens: Why Diversity Matters at CBS

Salon attendees

GDIGM See Jane Salon Changing the Lens: Why Diversity Matters at CBS

Salon attendees

GDIGM See Jane Salon Changing the Lens: Why Diversity Matters at CBS

Salon attendees

GDIGM See Jane Salon Changing the Lens: Why Diversity Matters at CBS

Salon attendees

GDIGM See Jane Salon Changing the Lens: Why Diversity Matters at CBS

Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, SVP, Entertainment Diversity & Communications, CBS Television

GDIGM See Jane Salon Changing the Lens: Why Diversity Matters at CBS

Salon Audience

GDIGM See Jane Salon Changing the Lens: Why Diversity Matters at CBS

Peter Paige, Actor

GDIGM See Jane Salon Changing the Lens: Why Diversity Matters at CBS

Janis Hirsch, Producer/Writer, Will & Grace, My Wife and Kids

GDIGM See Jane Salon Changing the Lens: Why Diversity Matters at CBS

Salon Audience

GDIGM See Jane Salon Changing the Lens: Why Diversity Matters at CBS

Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, SVP, Entertainment Diversity & Communications, CBS Television; Christy Haubegger, Agent, Creative Artists Agency

GDIGM See Jane Salon Changing the Lens: Why Diversity Matters at CBS

Alex Cohen, Co-host of the daily public radio show “Take Two” on 89.3 FM KPCC

GDIGM See Jane Salon Changing the Lens: Why Diversity Matters at CBS

Young salon attendee asking a question of panelists

GDIGM See Jane Salon Changing the Lens: Why Diversity Matters at CBS

Wendy Calhoun, Writer/Producer, Empire

GDIGM See Jane Salon Changing the Lens: Why Diversity Matters at CBS

Lulu Wang, Filmmaker

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