10:10am PT by Chris Gardner
Screenwriter LaToya Morgan to be Honored at Film2Future Benefit
Film2Future will honor writer and showrunner LaToya Morgan at the organization's first Origins: In the Beginning virtual fundraiser. The event, scheduled for Nov. 19, supports Film2Future's mission of creating a diversity pipeline for the entertainment industry.
Morgan recently partnered with J.J. Abrams to co-create and executive produce the HBO Max series Duster. She's also known for her work on Shameless, Parenthood and The Walking Dead, among other credits.
“Growing up in L.A., I dreamed of the day I could create my own stories and get them on screen. I always wished for an organization like Film2Future which is doing incredible work building a pipeline for talented diverse students directly to the entertainment industry,” said Morgan, who previously participated on Film2Future’s Staying Creative in Uncertain Times panel. “Every time I speak with the students I’m inspired by the depths of their curiosity, commitment, and creativity."
Added Rachel Miller, Film2Future founder and Haven Entertainment founding partner: “LaToya is superwoman — from show-running groundbreaking, inclusive shows to advocating for emerging writers, to speaking to our students to fighting for a fair election — she is dedicated to making change everywhere.”
The live-stream celebration will serve as a showcase for Film2Future graduates by premiering five original short films. Adina Porter has been tapped to present the student awards, Tony Award-nominated actor Sahr Ngaujah will perform, and Andy Allo is set to host the evening.