Immigrants in America: A Hollywood Perspective

May 3, 2010
7:00 PM PT
Los Angeles


Series including Ugly Betty and Modern Family and films such as Gran Torino featuring immigrant-related stories have moved our hearts and minds and are informing opinions on immigration in America today. The Paley Center for Media, The Opportunity Agenda, and Unbound Philanthropy gather a panel of actors, producers, writers, and industry leaders for a thought-provoking dialogue regarding media's impact on the issue of immigration. Panelists will discuss the myriad ways in which the creative and business communities can engage audiences in this topic as it becomes increasingly significant both politically and socially.

Sponsored by The Paley Center for Media, The Opportunity Agenda, and Unbound Philanthropy

Event Partners:
America's Voice
Applied Research Center
Aquifer Media
Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Brave New Foundation
Center for American Progress
Center for New Community
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
HOLA MEXICO Film Festival
Latino Public Broadcasting
Liberty Hill Foundation
Los Angeles Latino Film Festival
National Association of Latino Independent Producers
National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities
National Day Laborers Network
National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts
National Hispanic Media Coalition
National Immigration Forum
National Korean American Service & Education Consortium
New America Media

Bruce Evans, Senior Vice President, Current Programming, NBC
Jesse Garcia, Actor, Quinceanera
Leon Ichaso, Screenwriter/Director
Alan Jenkins, Executive Director, The Opportunity Agenda
Angelica Salas, Executive Director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
Nick Schenk, Screenwriter, Gran Torino
Bee Vang, Actor, Gran Torino
Ligiah Villalbos, Screenwriter, Under the Same Moon
Moderator: Emanuel Levy, Film & Media Critic

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