June 26, 2021

The film, TV and media landscape continues to evolve with a necessary focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. But what is the real driver behind this shift, and what exactly does it entail? Join Stockade Works and industry leaders in thoughtful and action-oriented conversations to learn more about the changes that are in motion, and our roles in facilitating progress.

This three-part dialogue, presented in partnership with White Feather Farm, has been curated so that each session builds on the previous, ensuring participants walk away informed, empowered and inspired to step into their roles as change agents.


Session 1 – Informed: Tuesday, June 29 | 5pm-6pm EST – REGISTRATION CLOSED
There is a lot of discussion around the need to ‘diversify the industry’ and ‘lean into inclusion’ but what exactly does this mean and who is doing something about it? During this session we will dive into trends across the industry prompting the need for change, as well as specific actions being introduced across film, TV and media with a goal of moving beyond discussion.Join the conversation facilitated by the Stockade Works leadership team and Jeanell English, Director, Office of Representation, Inclusion and Equity at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with guest speakers Bree LeGrande Frank, Vice President, Physical Production – Unscripted, Hello Sunshine and Dr. Darnell Hunt, Dean of the Division of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).


Session 2 – Empowered: Tuesday, July 20 | 5pm-6pm EST – REGISTRATION CLOSED

The industry is changing. What will be your role in facilitating this change? This Salon will help identify individual and collective roles in facilitating an inclusive industry, where diversity and representation are normalized in media, film, and the arts.


Session 3 – Inspired: Tuesday, August 3 | 5pm-6pm EST – REGISTRATION OPEN SOON

Progress is in motion and it is important to acknowledge that while doing the work is not always easy, we are not alone, and our collective commitment matters. This candid conversation will feature successes and challenges of advocates and creatives fighting for a more inclusive space for stories to be told.



Bree LeGrande Frank

As an accomplished Television Executive, and advocate for people of color in media, Bree is passionate about creating opportunities for professionals of all backgrounds. Read more here.

Dr. Darnell Hunt

Darnell Hunt is Dean of the Division of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Hunt has written extensively on race and media, including four books and numerous scholarly journal articles and popular magazine articles. Prior to his positions at UCLA, he chaired the Department of Sociology at the University of Southern California (USC). Read more here.

Jeanell English

Jeanell’s unique career path began in the more traditional Human Resources space where she worked as a business partner and DEI specialist implementing programs and interventions such as unconscious bias and cross-cultural trainings, global diversity awareness campaigns, wellbeing programs and M&A cultural integration sessions. Read more here.

Alex Schmider

One of Forbes 30 Under 30 for Media, Alex Schmider is an award-winning film producer and the Associate Director of Transgender Representation at GLAAD, the nation’s leading LGBTQ media advocacy organization. Read more here

Adunola Adeshola

Adunola Adeshola is a career strategist who helps high-achievers secure new jobs they love at companies they love. She’s also a Forbes contributor where her career column has been read more than one million times. Read more here