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    We all have a story to tell, and Hollywood is beginning to showcase more diverse images and stories by and about people of color. Media and enter… Read More
    We all have a story to tell, and Hollywood is beginning to showcase more diverse images and stories by and about people of color. Media and entertainment shape the values and culture of society, and Impact Media asserts that the platforms are instrumental in impacting social change in America and abroad. Read Less
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The Changing Culture of Hollywood & America - RegalCon 2017 - June 24, 2017
We all have a story to tell, and Hollywood is beginning to showcase more diverse images and stories by and about people of color. Media and entertainment shape the values and culture of society, and Impact Media asserts that the platforms are instrumental in impacting social change in America and abroad. Forgiveness, a short film written and directed by Satie Gossett, son of Louis Gossett Jr., will be screened and discussed. It’s a story about a young man who enters an essay contest and seeks an apology from the President of the United States for the slavery of African Americans. The culture of America and Hollywood are rapidly changing, and it is unescapable. Race relations, diversity, and inclusion can be elusive and challenging topics to discuss and understand. In this session, we will talk to legendary actors, directors, storytellers, and educators to begin to unravel these topics in an enlightening and entertaining manner using research and entertainment as mediums for understanding, healing, and activism. 

Using the Impact Media Survey (www.impact-enteprises.org) and the UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report (http://www.bunchecenter.ucla.edu/index.php/2017/02/new-2017-hollywood-diversity-report) as a backdrop, the panelists will have a solutions focused conversation about the changing culture of Hollywood and America, and how we can work together to create a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable industry and society using media and entertainment as a platform for change. 

Moderator & Producer: 
Kelly Redmond, Impact Media & Entertainment Coalition 

Panelists: 
Bill Duke, Actor/Director/Philanthropist 
Anne-Marie Johnson, Actor/Producer/Activist 
Satie Gossett, Writer/Director of Forgiveness 
Sean Glumace, Arts/Entertainment Pathways in Education Expert
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Regal Con 2017 is a pop culture convention with special guests from various different aspects of entertainment. It will be a 2 day event on Sat and Sun June 24-25 at the Irvine Marriott. There will be Q&A panels, photo ops, autographs, etc. with our special guests, an exhibitor hall with vendors and artists, a variety show, after party, cosplay contest and more!