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Where we’ve been and where we’re going in TV and film

A fresh awards season is underway, but many themes of 2021 remain: Layered over the pandemic has been a reckoning over Hollywood’s underrepresentation of marginalized filmmakers and their stories. Will diversity finally win out in 2022? Ahead of tonight’s awards honoring the biggest cinematic achievements of the past year, explore these insights to understand where we've been and where we're going on the path to equity in entertainment, as well as other industry highlights. Key topics include:

  • how Betty White and three other pioneering women changed the way we consume TV today
  • Black culture, civil rights, and racism in the United States through the lens of Black cinema
  • how the film and TV ecosystem can advance racial equity in entertainment and beyond
  • the impact of digital streaming services on live entertainment and traditional media

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