Hollywood Reporter, Impact24 PR to Host Virtual Event 'Summit Hollywood Together: A Look Into Diversity, Allyship and Access'

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Impact24 PR and The Hollywood Reporter

The Jan. 16 summit will feature prominent content creators, influencers, artisans, executives and community leaders discussing a range of topics.

The Hollywood Reporter and entertainment public relations agency Impact24 PR will host a virtual event called Summit Hollywood Together: A Look Into Diversity, Allyship and Access on Jan. 16.

The event, which will kick off at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET on THR's Facebook page, will feature four panel topics, including "Content Creation in the Social Justice Age," "Owning Your Narratives," “Activating Opportunities in Hollywood," and "Healing Artivism," and close with performances from rising talent.

The virtual summit will feature prominent content creators, influencers and artisans, along with industry executives and community leaders. They will discuss and share resources on how to use the power of storytelling, production and personal platforms to advance social justice issues, heal community divides and increase opportunities for rising and diverse talent.

The summit will open with an introduction by The Hollywood Reporter editorial director Nekesa Mumbi Moody and close with remarks by CalArts president Ravi Rajan.

Confirmed speakers also include:

Tamlyn Tomita - Actor, Cobra Kai
Ilyasah Shabazz - Professor, Author, Chairperson of The Shabazz Center
Cheryl Dunye - Filmmaker, Lovecraft Country, The Watermelon Woman
Kalen Allen - Digital Creator, Actor and Singer
Kimora Blac - Beauty Influencer and Drag Personality
Greg Anderson - Head of Studio-NY/Senior VFX Supervisor, FuseFX
MILCK - Recording and Social Change Artist
Frank Garcia - Director of Music, DreamWorks Television
Collette Williams Alleyne - Chief Education Officer, Inner-City Arts
Hunter Wild - Twitch Broadcaster (TheHunterWild)
Malakai - Founder of Made in Her Image
Sue Obeidi - Advocate/Director of Muslim Public Affairs Council Hollywood Bureau
Dr. Joely Proudfit - Scholar, Producer, Consultant and President of Native Media Strategies
George Salinas - Executive Producer, CEO of Bridge Works Entertainment
Joy Donnell - Co-Founder of Center for Intersectional Media and Entertainment
Favianna Rodriguez - President of the Center for Cultural Power
Snehal Desai - Producing Artistic Director, East West Players
Himerria Wortham - Associate Artistic Director, Heidi Duckler Dance
Phil Quist - Music Agent at CAA and Investor at Connect Ventures
Maikiko James - Director of Programs, Women in Film LA
Ashley Villa - CEO and Founder, Rare Global
Abigail Severance - Dean, School of Film/Video, CalArts
Kabir Akhtar - Director, Never Have I Ever, Saved by the Bell
Amy Ziering - Investigative Filmmaker, On the Record, The Hunting Ground
Kirby Dick - Investigative Filmmaker, On the Record, The Hunting Ground
Drew Dixon - Record Producer, Writer, Silence Breaker, On the Record
Darren Fung - Composer, Equus: Story of the Horse, The Great Human Odyssey
Elana Rubin - Jewish Writer
Dimo Kim - Theater Director, Producer
Paisley Fields - Country Musician, Recording Artist
Amanda Van Nostrand - Writer, Comedian
Zach Barack - Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian, DeadEndia, Spider-Man: Far From Home
Neil Patel - Production Designer, Dickinson
Erman Baradi - Screenwriter, Event Producer
Dr. Tshepo & Kabelo Maaka - Co-founders, Cabblow Studios (Animation Documentary 3 Teaspoons of Sugar)
Sade Ndya - Cinematographer

The summit will also feature performances from Sugi Dakks, CJ Run, Alex Luu, Joy Oladokun, Brooke Harmon + Hvrmony Adams, Arielle Wilson, Kailani Rae, Azuki Umeda, Tomo Takagi, Malcolm Batten II and Brandon Maxwell to close out the event.

The event will collaborate with multiple community allies such as Made in Her Image, Dignified Home Loans, Patrick Meaney of Respect Films, CIME and more to gather resources that will allow attendees to take actionable steps post-event.

The summit is free to attend and will be viewable via The Hollywood Reporter's Facebook page.