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Panel Discussion: "State of the Unions"

Join us for a discussion with extraordinary black film creatives to talk about what its like for them working on set as a person of color in the film industry unions!

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Panel Discussion: "State of the Unions"
Panel Discussion: "State of the Unions"

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Apr 23, 2023, 4:00 p.m.

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About the event

Moderator: Tara L. Taylor  (Creative Producer I Writer I Actor I Chair; Union of Black Artists Society)

Being Black in the film industry has its own unique set of issues. Acting on set, often the

lighting is unflattering to those with darker skin tones. The quantity of Black creatives in the union is a staggering low numbers.

Crew is usually scarce when the above the line positions are filled by non-POC folk. We are given  less room for failure in any regard. From the writers room, to the creators, to the sound crew, representing Black creatives in film is sorely lacking.

With Guest Panelists:

Christopher Bautista - Producer I Actor I Director

Jayde Tynes - Producer I Story Editor "Big Brother Canada"

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