In the panel “Writing in Hollywood as Black and POC LGBTQIA+ folks,” audiences will hear from what happens behind the screen in a time where “diversity” is a slogan, but not necessarily an integral part of how the industry functions. This is a conversation where Black and POC industry professionals will discuss re-imagining the future of Hollywood and how they are manifesting their dreams as BIPOC LGBTQIA+ writers.
Author Bios (from photo left to right, top to bottom)
An award winning filmmaker, Kase Peña is a Transgender Latinx Female of Dominican descent, who's currently raising funds for her independent feature film 'Trans Los Angeles'.
Taneka Stotts is an Emmy-nominated Television Writer who has worked on the animated series 'My Little Pony: Pony Life' (Hasbro), 'Steven Universe Future', and 'Craig of the Creek' (Cartoon Network).
Steve Harper currently serves as Supervising Producer on the CW drama 'Stargirl' and has written for 'God Friended Me' on CBS, ABC’s American Crime, the USA Network’s 'Covert Affairs' and created the Emmy nominated web series 'SEND ME'.
Darnell L. Moore is the author of the 2019 Lambda Literary Award-winning memoir, 'No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black & Free in America', which was listed as a 2018 NYT Notable Book and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers' pick; he is the Director of Inclusion Strategy for Content and Marketing at Netflix and currently at work on his second book, which is tentatively titled, 'Unbecoming: Visions Beyond the Limits of Manhood'.