JUNE 21 2023
OPENING NIGHT PARTY
We’re kicking off the fourth annual Hollywood Climate Summit with a discussion featuring Emmy-nominated writer/producer Victor Fresco (Showrunner, Unstable), Emmy-nominated writer/producer Zoanne Clack (Showrunner, Station 19), Karissa Valencia (Showrunner, Spirit Rangers), writer/producer Lindsey Villareal (Tales of the Walking Dead, Resident Evil), and writer/producer Ilana Peña (Showrunner, Diary of Future President) about how they integrate the climate crisis into their stories and have fun doing it. From inspiring heroic journeys to comedic punchlines, protagonists in any genre can grapple with climate change.
Presented by Good Energy and UTA Foundation, in partnership with the Writers Guild Foundation and USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center’s Hollywood Health & Society (HH&S), the opening night event will take place at UTA.
JUNE 22 2023
at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
WE'RE ALL IN: WHY YOU SHOULD BE EXCITED ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD CLIMATE MOVEMENT
THURSDAY JUNE 22, 9:00 AM PST
Sponsored by YEA! Impact, the opening keynote will feature the Oscar®-winning team from Everything Everywhere All at Once, with an opening statement from producer Jonathan Wang followed by a conversation with Quinta Brunson and Daniels, led by Emellie O’Brien (CEO of Earth Angel). These leaders will set the stage accelerating climate innovation and justice work advancements in Hollywood. Additional discussion points include why professionals in every role have the power to influence sustainable practices, shift cultural perspectives, and inspire human courage against one of the largest challenges of our time.
HOLLYWOOD'S TIME TO TAKE ON BIG OIL + GAS
THURSDAY JUNE 22, 10:00AM PST
Jane Fonda (Jane Fonda Climate PAC, Fire Drill Fridays Principal) leads a conversation with frontline and fence-line climate activists Nalleli Cobo, YoNasDa Lonewolf, and Sylvia Arredondo as well as environmental reporter Emily Atkin to discuss SB1137, a crucial CA bill on the ballot in 2024 which would prohibit new oil and gas wells within 3,200 feet of homes, schools, nursing homes, and hospitals and require companies to adopt health, safety, and environmental requirements. Sponsored by Fossil Free Media, Gas Leaks, and Earthjustice, the panel will provide tangible calls to action for the entertainment and media landscape, and invite the industry to join this fight.
THURSDAY JUNE 22, 11:15AM PST
REFRAMING OUR WAY OF BEING
This conversation will confront our systems and history by rewriting our common story to embrace a long-term vision for the world we want. Away from materialistic and individualistic, towards regeneration and reciprocity, the audience will join indigenous leaders, including Chad Charlie (Writer/Actor, Reservation Dogs), Candido Cornejo (Casting Director), and Jessa Calderon (Singer, Song Writer, Emcee, Poet, and Authorivist). Moderated by Briza Covarrubias (Actor/Producer/Activist) and in partnership with Nia Tero’s Kin Theory, Protect the Sacred and If Not Us Then Who? to talk about how we can look towards the future through a lens of indigenous solutions and sovereignty.
OUR PROBABLE FUTURES
THURSDAY JUNE 22, 12:00PM PST
PANEL & WORKSHOP
Alison Smart and Spencer Glendon (Executive Director and Founder, respectively, Probable Futures) as well as Esteban Gast (Comedian-in-residence, Generation180) and comedian Leah Bonnema will guide the audience through an educational framework and data tools that empower individuals, organizations, and governments to prepare for likely futures. The goal is to avoid the most profound risks for the world and the future of Hollywood.
Probable Futures is a non-profit climate literacy initiative that makes practical tools, stories, and resources available online to everyone, everywhere.
THE CLIMATE REALITY: RESCRIPTING UNSCRIPTED TV
THURSDAY JUNE 22, 2:00PM PST
PANEL & WORKSHOP
This workshop will focus on climate justice and sustainability in unscripted TV. Highlighting leaders in front of and behind the screen, the conversation will be followed by a facilitated audience discussion--providing attendees with the opportunity to brainstorm ways to integrate climate into unscripted content. Moderated by Emmy award-winning TV host Nina Parker, panelists include Emmy and Grammy winning producer/showrunner Rikki Hughes, Yasmin Shackleton (EP, Next in Fashion, Masterchef), James Longman (Co-EP, Late Late Show), Andraéa LaVant (CEO, LaVant Consulting, Impact Producer for Crip Camp), and Cyle Zezo (Producer, Penn & Teller: Fool Us.
HOW HOLLYWOOD SETS CLIMATE FASHION TRENDS
THURSDAY JUNE 22 3:30 PM PST
It’s time for Hollywood to step up its role in spotlighting sustainable and climate friendly trends. From the red carpet to the soundstage, Hollywood is often the first to showcase up and coming fashion trends. Fashion also happens to be one of the top industry polluters. Sponsored by RCGD Global, this session will feature Samata Pattinson (CEO, RCGD Global) along with vegan stylist Tara Swennen, vintage stylist and buyer Johnny Valencia (Owner, Pechuga Vintage), and Paloma Garcia Lee (Actress, Dancer and Singer), who are leading sustainable fashion in Hollywood.
THURSDAY JUNE 22nd 4:30 PM PST
HOW ENTERTAINMENT CAN POWER THE FUTURE OF FOOD
Peter McGuinness (CEO, Impossible Foods), Jennifer Stojkovic (Founder, Vegan Women Summit), Heather Mills (CEO, VBites and Paralympian), and Isaias Hernandez (Creator, QueerBrownVegan) will explore the dynamic relationship between entertainment and the future of food. Sponsored by Vegan Women Summit and QueerBrownVegan and in partnership with Support + Feed this panel will shed light on the transformative power of entertainment in driving positive change for diet, including food innovation, technology, and more.
JUNE 23 2023
at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
BRINGING OUR WHOLE SELVES: DISABILITY REPRESENTATION IN CLIMATE & MEDIA
FRIDAY JUNE 23,9:00 AM PST
This keynote will feature disabled leaders in climate and media who will discuss the extreme importance of integrating disabled voices into every part of the content creation process and the fight against climate change. Moderated by comedian/writer Danielle Perez, panelists include co-chair of the WGA Disabled Writers Committee David Radcliff (Waffles & Mochi, The Rookie), climate activist/storyteller Daphne Frias, Stephanie Nogueras (Actor/Producer), and Keely Cat Wells (CEO, C Talent)
DECOLONIZING CLIMATE STORYTELLING: FROM HIP HOP 50 TO LAND BACK
FRIDAY JUNE 23,10:15 AM PST
In partnership with Hip Hop Caucus and sponsored by The Center for Cultural Power, this session will explore how cultural movements, such as Hip Hop and Land Back, have impacted political change and can be critical to creating climate justice for and with BIPOC communities. Speakers include Favianna Rodriguez (President, The Center for Cultural Power, Jeanell English (EVP Impact and Inclusion, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences), Rev. Lennox Yearwood (President & CEO, Hip Hop Caucus), and Dream Hampton (Filmmaker) and moderated by Sierra Santana (Actor/Head of Digital and Production, YEA! Impact).
NOT A FUTURE GENERATIONS PROBLEM: INTERGENERATIONAL CONVERSATIONS AROUND CLIMATE
FRIDAY JUNE 23,11:30 AM PST
PANEL & WORKSHOP
Sponsored by USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center’s Hollywood Health & Society (HH&S), in partnership with CoGenerate and Caring Across Generations, and featuring Oscar-nominated actor Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All at Once), Rebecca Jim (Filmmaker, Tar Creekkeeper), Loren Waters (Filmmaker/Activist), Genesis Butler (Founder, Genesis For Animals), Pooja Tivawala (Founder, Youth Climate Collaborative), Mimi Kennedy (Actor/Author/Activist) and moderated by Marina Kim (Cultural Strategist and Board Member, CoGenerate), this panel will discuss popular media’s surface-level depictions of climate activists and generational differences on the crisis, ageism and discrimination in Hollywood, and feature actionable advice for how to shift those portrayals and experiences in future content. The panel will be followed by interactive breakout groups where attendees will converse with intergenerational groups about their personal experiences with climate change
JUSTICE IN OUR WAY FORWARD: CLIMATE ASPIRATIONS, ADAPTIONS, AND INNOVATIONS
FRIDAY JUNE 23,2:00 PM PST
Sponsored by NRDC Rewrite the Future and and introduced by Daniel Hinerfeld (Director, Rewrite the Future,NRDC ) and featuring panelists Meredith Milton (Creative Director, NRDC Rewrite the Future), Heather McTeer Toney (Executive Director of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Petrochemicals Campaign), Tricia Levesque (Chief of Staff, Decolonizing Wealth Project), Bryce Cracknell (Producer, Founder & Executive Editor, The Margin), and moderated by Sabrina Schmidt Gordon (Producer/Impact Producer, To The End). This conversation will highlight the essential role storytellers play in imagining a way forward for humanity that doesn’t perpetuate and uphold the unsustainable extractive systems that got us here in the first place. What solutions and aspirations exist that we can be inspired by and how do we make sure they are fair and equitably introduced?
FROM SCRIPT TO SUSTAINABILITY: STORY'S CONNECTION TO GREEN PRODUCTION
FRIDAY JUNE 23,3:15 PM PST
Hollywood’s top leaders in sustainability will discuss how to approach green production. Sponsored by TheGreenShot and Scriptation and moderated by Kat Coiro (Director/Producer, She-Hulk, Marry Me) the panel includes: Steve Vitolo (CEO, Scriptation), Max Hermans (CEO, TheGreenShot), Stephanie Dawson (Producer) and Jennifer Sandoval (Director of Business Development, Earth Angel).
FRIDAY JUNE 23,3:00 PM PST
SCROLL TO END THE CLIMATE CRISIS: HOW SOCIAL MEDIA CREATES CHANGE
EcoTok Collective, in partnership with Environment, will lead a workshop featuring a panel and hands-on experience. The session will start with a conversation moderated by Isaias Hernandez (Co-Director of EcoTok Collective, @queerbrownvegan), including Ashley Barrientos (Founding Environment Director, Impact Media) and EcoTok Collective members and influencers Gabrielle Langhorn (@eco.og), Caulin Donaldson (@trashcaulin) to discuss their best practices, challenges, and pathways for bringing environmental education to wider audiences online. This will be followed by an interactive workshop hosted by Sabrina Pare (Co-Director, EcoTok Collective, @sabrina.sustainable.life), Carissa Cabrera (@carissaandclimate), Kristy Drutman (@browngirlgreen) and Alyssa Barber (@newlifestyleabb), that dives deeper into effective social media strategy, climate storytelling, and execution.
FRIDAY JUNE 23,8:00-11:30 PM PST
ECO BASH PRESENTED BY EARTH ANGEL AND YEA! IMPACT
A party to celebrate the close of the Hollywood Climate Summit conference programming presented by Earth Angel and YEA! Impact. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite thrifted/up-cycled wears, participate in green carpet photo opportunities, enjoy a fashion show produced by Slow Fashion Festival, and dance the night away for Pride Month. Taking place at Second Home Hollywood.
JUNE 24 2023
EARTH SESSIONS AT CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY
SATURDAY JUNE 24,3:00-7:00 PM
Intersectional Environmentalist and the CAA Foundation, in partnership with Walkgood LA, will present a yoga and movement workshop followed by panel with Kiana Kazemi (Executive Director, Intersectional Environmentalist) and Etienne Maurice (Founder, Walkgood LA) and a performance by Ain’t Afraid. Called “Earth Sessions,” this event combines art, activism, climate optimism and environmental education in order to hold space and create accessible and joyful moments for people with intersecting identities to find community and learn about climate justice.