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Why Does TV Matter? presented by The Hollywood Reporter
We often ask ourselves, would Friends or Seinfeld be made in 2018? A story that follows 4-6 white, heterosexual characters. Every year executives strive to expand representation behind and in front of the camera to include a wider range of races, religions, sexualities, and cultures. These key decision makers discuss why these changes are essential, what strides their companies are making to be more inclusive of all types of people, and how (if at all) they believe this evolving television landscape is impacting society.
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Women Who Defy presented by SYFY WIRE's Fangrrls
From showrunners to showstoppers, these women are at the forefront of bringing empowered, vulnerable, complex heroines (and antiheroines) to the worlds of sci-fi and fantasy. As a more inclusive fan culture emerges in today’s evolving landscape, their stories take on a new significance and timeliness. Hear from these bold creators, actors and passionate sci-fi lovers on defying expectations, the evolution of genre storytelling and female representation in the industry today.
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Wynonna Earp presented by SYFY and IDW
SYFY and IDW Entertainment present a “Wynonna Earp” panel featuring panelists which include creator/showrunner Emily Andras and stars Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon and Katherine Barrell at ATX. The cult hit has been highly praised by critics and fans alike for its impactful female characters, positive LGBTQ representation and badass performances. Deemed as one of Variety’s “20 Best TV Shows of 2017,” “Wynonna Earp” continues to blaze new trails as it heads into its third season, premiering this summer. Creator and cast will reveal a first look at Season 3, followed by a discussion on how the series has amplified voices, the importance of fandom and the secrets to creating a big-hearted, diverse and enjoyably fun show.
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