Diversity in 695: A Conversation

This event will feature a panel of highly accomplished professionals, representing diverse crafts, genders and ethnicities, in a discussion of the critical importance of addressing racial inequity and achieving a more representative workforce in Hollywood.

Dr. Anna Everett, Professor Emeritus of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will lead the conversation and provide important historical context.

The event will explore the collective experiences of the panelists at different stages in their careers. While progress on diversity continues, this conversation will highlight the persistence of racial inequity as a significant barrier to success in the entertainment industry. “At Local 695 we continue to make greater inclusion an absolute priority,” said Mark Ulano, President Local 695. “By listening to our members, we constantly re-evaluate our course of action to best serve everyone in our union. We’ve pledged resources to provide substantive training and outreach, nurturing new talent and giving them a genuine chance to thrive.”

Other panelists will include:
·       Willie Burton, Sound Mixer (Tenet)
·       Veronica Kahn, Sound Utility (The Mandalorian)
·       Susan Moore-Chong, Sound Mixer (Bones)
·       Chauncy Godwin, Video Engineer (X-Men: First Class)
·       Anthony Ortiz, Sound Mixer (Vida)
·       Douglas W. Shamburger, Boom Operator (Tenet)
·       Yohannes Skoda, Sound Utility (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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