11AM–12PM PT / 2PM–3PM ET
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.
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.
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.
Director of Content Partnerships
"The Handmaid's Tale," "The 100"
Scott Z. Burns
"The Report," "Contagion"
Producing A Greener Hollywood
12PM–1PM PT / 3PM–4PM ET
Cynthia Littleton is Business Editor of Variety, based in New York. She has covered the television beat for more than 20 years. She began her career at United Press International, followed by stints at Broadcasting & Cable magazine, Variety, and The Hollywood Reporter, where she rose to Editor before rejoining Variety in 2007. Littleton co-hosts with Andrew Wallenstein Variety’s weekly podcast “Strictly Business,” featuring conversations with industry leaders about the business of entertainment. 1
Heidi Kindberg Goss is director, Sustainability at WarnerMedia, responsible for overseeing HBO Green and managing the sustainable production program on all scripted HBO and HBO Max U.S.-based lead productions. Prior to joining WarnerMedia, Kindberg served as director, Environmental Sustainability at Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), where, over her tenure, she developed and managed lot and production sustainability programs and communicated and collaborated with production executives and crew to ensure the success of these programs. At SPE, she oversaw Columbia, Screen Gems, TriStar and Sony Picture Television shows, including production carbon tracking and 200+ departmental best practices.
Director of Entertainment Partnerships
HBO & HBO Max
A renowned thought leader, international speaker, policy maker, community liaison, trainer, and facilitator, Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali serves as the Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation. He is also the founder of Revitalization Strategies, a business focused on moving our most vulnerable communities from “surviving to thriving.”
Before joining the National Wildlife Federation, Mustafa was the senior vice president for the Hip Hop Caucus, a national non-profit and non-partisan organization that connects the hip-hop community to the civic process to build power and create positive change.
Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali
VP of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization
National Wildlife Federation
Zena is President of Green Spark Group and works with studios such as Disney/21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal, HBO and Amazon to implement sustainable production practices on film and TV shows, consults with industry organizations such as Creative BC, PGA Green, and corporate clients. She is the Creative Director of the Sustainable Production Forum, a conference dedicated to sustainability in entertainment and host of the Sustainable Production Podcast (in development). Zena holds a master’s degree from Harvard University in Sustainability and Environmental Management.
Green Spark Group
1:30PM–2:30 PT / 4:30PM–5:30PM ET
Bonnie Wright is most known for her work as an actress playing Ginny Weasley in all eight of the Harry Potter films. Since graduating in writing and directing at University of the Arts London in 2012 she has gone on to direct many short films, music videos and commercials. From shorts that have premiered at Cannes and Tribeca Film Festival, to music videos on Nowness and most recently for Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson. Outside of directing Wright is a passionate advocate in the fight against single-use plastics and protecting our environment.
Bruce Miller is the creator, showrunner, and executive producer of the critically-acclaimed, Emmy, Golden Globe and Peabody Award-winning series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” based on Margaret Atwood’s groundbreaking novel, which is currently in production on season four. The series recently aired its third season on Hulu, and received 11 additional Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Writing for Miller.
"The Handmaid's Tale"
Pamela Adlon famously voiced Bobby Hill on the animated comedy series King of the Hill, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award, and Ashley Spinelli on Recess. However, Adlon is most known for her roles on the comedy-drama series Californication and Louie, on which she was also a writer and producer. Her work on Louie garnered her four Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Since 2016, Adlon has starred as Sam Fox on the FX comedy-drama series Better Things, which she also co-created, writes, produces and directs. The series won a Peabody Award, and she has been nominated twice for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
JC Coccoli is an American comedienne, writer, and producer. Equally mindful and explosive, her award-winning productions come from the heart and are both engaging and cry your eyes out funny. Her TV background includes writing and producing for CBS, Comedy Central, FunnyorDie, HULU, Maker Studios, Lifetime, MTV and VH1.
Environmental Policy Advisor
Adriana has experience working in various areas of the film industry. Beginning her film career as part of an elite Agent Trainee program at Creative Artists Agency, she spent formative years learning the ins and outs of Hollywood. Moving onto 20th Century Fox as a Creative Executive, she worked on a multitude of films. In 2018, Adriana joined Scott Budnick at One Community, where continues to develop and produce content with a focus on social impact messaging.
Creative Vice President
MOIRA GRIFFIN is a producer and strategist based in Los Angeles for New Bumper and Paint Filmworks in partnership with writer/director Marshall Tyler, a newly launched production company working to develop diverse auteur creators across all platforms. As the former Executive Director of Production & Creative Labs for 21st Century Fox, she was charged with furthering Fox’s goals to create content that reflected the company’s global audience by attracting diverse storytellers, while positioning the film and television studios as well as the network as the home of innovative storytelling.
New Bumper and Paint Filmworks
Artivism: Reframing the amazon
Co-Founder, L.A. Chapter
Julia Jaye Posin holds a BA in Anthropology and Environmental Systems & Societies from
UCLA. In January 1018, Julia co-founded Steel Straw, a social-good company with the mission of reducing plastic pollution in our oceans and communities by providing consumers sustainable products which both 1) serve as a
reusable replacements to plastic, and 2) demonstrate people’s desire to “be the change”.
Julia Jaye Posin
Atossa Soltani the founder and board president of Amazon Watch and served as the organization's first Executive Director for eighteen years. Atossa is the Hillary Institute 2013 Global Laureate for Climate Leadership and recipient of the 2014 Hillary Step Prize. She is currently producing her first feature-length documentary film.
Founder, Board President
Writer/Director/Entrepreneur and Activist, K Asher Levin has worked in traditional media and the non-profit sector for two decades. As creative director of EMA, Levin steers the content vertical as well as brand partnerships and celebrity missions. Levin believes in creating positive messaging and true environmental action through storytelling.
Originally from Vancouver Island, Téana developed an early passion for rainforest conservation. Her experience as a young actor in an environmentally-themed children’s TV series led her to study playwriting and producing (MFA, Naropa University). Now a producer of "wisdom-media", she recently served as Director of Deepak HomeBase in NYC, curating a year-round ecological & social justice lecture series.
Circle of Wisdom
Leo Cerda is from the Kichwa community of Serena in the Ecuadorian Amazon. He is a climate activist and indigenous rights defender focusing on efforts to build a more just and sustainable society. He is the Founder of the HAKHU Project, a young organization that supports community-based economic initiatives as a way to fight against exploitative oil and mining development in the Ecuadorian Amazon.He serves in many organizations locally and internationally bridging indigenous community initiatives and international support.
2:45PM–3:45 PT / 5:45PM–6:45PM ET
Amplifying the Green New Deal
Jamie Margolin is a Colombian-American climate justice activist who identifies in the LGBTQIA+ community as lesbian. She is also the founder and co-executive director of Zero Hour, a climate action organization based in Seattle, Washington. Her writing about climate change has appeared in many publications including HuffPost, Teen Ink and CNN.
Co-Founder, Co-Executive Director
Founder, Executive Director
One Up Action
Josh Fox is best known as the Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning writer/director of GASLAND Parts I and II. He is internationally recognized as a spokesperson and leader on the issue of fracking and extreme energy development. In 2017, he was awarded his third Environmental Media Association award for Best Documentary for his latest film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016.
Nithya Raman is an urban planner who has spent her entire career working on urban poverty and women's rights. In India, she led work bolstering slum dwellers' fight for basic necessities like running water, toilets, and land rights. In LA, she co-founded SELAH, one of the most active homeless coalitions in the city and served as the first executive director of Time’s Up Entertainment. She is currently a candidate for Los Angeles City Council in District 4, who has advanced to the November runoff.
Candidate for LA Council District 4
Nadia Nazar is a 18 year old artist and climate organizer located in Baltimore, MD. Nadia’s parents are both immigrants from Kerala. Nadia is a Founder, Co-Executive Director, and Art Director of the youth led Climate Organization, Zero Hour. She is currently a high school senior, and is working toward implementing climate action in her school county and community. She was one of
the lead organizers for the March 15th DC Climate Strike as well as the September 20th DC Climate Strike.
Co-Founder, Co-Executive Director
Debra Scacco is an artist, curator and creative strategist working at the intersection of environment, history and identity. She is the Founding Director of AIR, the artist- in-residence program at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI). AIR supports climate-focussed artists with research opportunities within an extended network of thought leaders working to alleviate the climate crisis, and access to a $10M+ prototyping center to make new work resulting from their research. Her work can be seen at Los Angeles State Historic Park and LAX Airport, and is found in collections internationally.
Founding Director, Artist in Residence Program
Documenting the Climate Crisis
Coretta is the Senior Manager of Influencer Marketing and Strategic Partnerships at Earthjustice—the world’s first and largest public interest environmental law organization. Coretta draws on over 15 years of experience developing and implementing integrated communications initiatives that achieve social impact and organizational success. She brings to her work a broad perspective gained in the areas of public relations, environmental policy, legislative advocacy, community outreach, fundraising and resource development, stakeholder relations and celebrity engagement.
Senior Manager, Influencer Marketing & Strategic Partnerships
Larissa Rhodes is a filmmaker and the Head of Creative Development at Exposure Labs, where she develops projects that are environmentally and socially minded. Most recently, she produced the Sundance, Peabody, and Emmy award-winning film, Chasing Coral, a feature film following a team of adventurers working to reveal how the oceans are changing. The Social Dilemma is her latest Producing project which had its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Rhodes previously worked on the Emmy® Award-winning documentary, Chasing Ice. She holds an MFA in Film from Columbia University and a BFA & BA from the University of Colorado in Film Studies and International Spanish for the Professions.
Head of Creative Development
Exposure Labs & Producer of Chasing Coral
Meghan Welsch is the Director of Screenings at Exposure Labs, where she combines her previous experience in community engagement and release strategies to oversee the development and strategy around the community screening programs. Meghan specializes in the behind the scenes nuts and bolts, positioning campaigns to expand the footprint of films and maximize their impact. Recent campaigns include: Chasing Coral, The Game Changers, The Social Dilemma.Prior to joining Exposure Labs, Meghan worked at B-Side Entertainment, the first of its kind in-home distribution platform, Festival Genius, a scheduling platform for film festivals, and Tugg Inc., a crowdsourcing platform for movie screenings.
Director of Screenings
Youngest ever Resident of the prestigious Canadian Film Centre Directors Lab, Slater Jewell-Kemker has been making films since she was six. An award winning filmmaker and climate activist, Slater has been featured by Forbes twice: once for her ten year documentary feature on the rise of the global youth climate movement YOUTH UNSTOPPABLE, and another for her CFC short film STILL which explores domestic violence and infatuation. YOUTH UNSTOPPABLE premiered at Michael Moore's invite only Traverse City Film Festival, going on to screen at close to 100 festivals around the world and garnering thirteen awards.
Nina Sadowsky is an author, filmmaker and educator. Her novels include JUST FALL, THE BURIAL SOCIETY and THE EMPTY BED, with CONVINCE ME to be published on August 4th, 2020. She has written numerous screenplays and produced such films as "The Wedding Planner.” In addition to her role as Program Director of NYU Los Angeles, a "semester away" program for advanced students considering careers in the entertainment and media industries, Sadowsky also serves as the Director of Educational Outreach for the Humanitas Prize, is on the Leadership Council of Creative Future, and is a founding member of the Woolfpack, an organization of women showrunners, writers and producers committed to community and mentorship.
NYU Los Angeles
4:00PM–5:00 PT / 7:00PM–8:00PM ET
The Future of Live Events
As Principal & Chief Sustainability Officer of We Bring It On Inc., Jennifer Regan works with decision makers, entrepreneurs and influencers at the world's leading companies, start-ups and non-profit organizations to integrate their values into their work to increase their effectiveness and impact as purpose-driven leaders and mission-driven organizations.
Vice President Sustainability
Blake Levy, p.g.a. is an award-winning producer of television, film, and global broadcast specials. Across all of his projects, Levy strives to bring audiences together around stories that serve as catalysts for change. In collaboration with producers, creators, and artists, Levy founded Camp Presents; a sustainable media company that produces cinematic, live broadcasts and original content for entertainment and politics.
Brett is now the Director of Sustainable Events and Analytics for the Green Sports Alliance, where he oversees the development of external, fan-facing campaigns that leverage the power of sports for environmental wellness and community resiliency. Brett holds a B.S. in environmental engineering, an MBA in sustainable business, and certifications and credentials in LEED, circular economy, and permaculture design.
Director of Sustainable Events & Analytics
Green Sports Alliance
Lucy has over 10 years of experience working in sustainability and live events. Currently, she leads the sustainability efforts for Live Nation’s owned & operated amphitheaters in North America. In 2018, she launched the “Sustainability Rocks” program, and as a result, Live Nation Venues have seen a 40% reduction in waste, reduced over 400,000 single-use plastic water bottles, and supported over 25 local non-profit organizations nation-wide.
Director Of Sustainability
Live Nation Venues
Favianna Rodriguez is the Executive Director and Cultural Strategist at Culture Strike. She is a transnational interdisciplinary artist and cultural organizer on a mission to create profound and lasting social change in the world. Favianna lectures globally on the power of art, cultural organizing and technology to inspire social change,
Executive Director, Cultural Strategist Culture Strike
Layel Camargo (pgp: They/Them/Theirs) an indigenous descendant of the Yaqui and Mayo tribes from the Sonoran Desert. Layel a gender non conforming person, graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Layel has been involved with performance art in both theater and film since 2008, and has most recently began directing short video. They're the Impact Producer for the webseries ‘The North Pole Show’ season two. At the Center for Cultural Power they bring their passion for advocacy of artists of color & frontline communities as well as for the environment.
Climate Justice Project Manager
Kendrick Sampson is an actor and activist from Houston known for onscreen roles in Vampire Diaries, How to Get Away with Murder, and, most recently, HBO’s Insecure. Offscreen, Kendrick‘s radical and unapologetic approach to activism led him to co-create BLD PWR (“build power”), a nonprofit initiative to build a community of freedom fighters within the entertainment industry to liberate oppressed and vulnerable communities.
Terisa Siagatonu is an award-winning touring poet, speaker, educator and community organizer born and rooted in the Bay Area. Her voice in the poetry world as a queer Sāmoan woman has granted her opportunities to perform in places such as the White House (Obama administration), the UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris, the Asia Pacific Triennial in Brisbane, Australia, and the 2019 SF Women's March. One of the most memorable moments in her career was receiving President Obama's Champion of Change Award for her activism as a poet/organizer in her Pacific Islander community.