Solving the climate crisis means changing the way millions of people think, feel and behave. Hollywood’s role is essential because entertainment shapes and accelerates cultural transformation. But climate change presents unique challenges and opportunities for creators of entertainment. This keynote discussion will explore the possibilities for climate content in TV and film with two master storytellers who are leading the way.
Daniel Hinerfeld, Director of Content Partnerships at NRDC, is an Emmy-winning filmmaker and award-winning journalist. He co-created several nationally syndicated public radio programs, including Left, Right and Center and The Tavis Smiley Show. Daniel currently directs Rewrite the Future, an initiative at NRDC to encourage and help Hollywood tell stories about the climate crisis.
Director of Content Partnerships
Dorothy Fortenberry is currently in her fourth season as a writer/producer on Hulu’s award-winning adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel The Handmaid’s Tale. Before that, she worked for three seasons as a writer on CW's The 100. Her plays include Species Native to California, Partners, and Good Egg, and her essays have appeared in Real Simple, Pacific Standard, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among others.
"The Handmaid's Tale," "The 100"
Scott Z Burns is a screenwriter, director, producer and playwright. Scott began his career in advertising, working on everything from beer to cars to athletic shoes. Before leaving the industry, he was part of the team that created the ‘Got Milk?’ campaign. His work in film includes producing the Academy Award winning documentary AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, as well as AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL and SEA OF SHADOWS. Burns’ writing credits include THEB OURNE ULTIMATUM for Paul Greengrass, as well as THE INFORMANT!, CONTAGION, SIDEEFFECTS and THE LAUNDROMAT for director Steven Soderbergh.
Scott Z. Burns
"The Report," "Contagion"/Director/Producer
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