How diversity behind the scenes influences what’s on the screen
How diverse is Hollywood’s workforce? How does diversity behind the scenes influence what’s on the screen? What does it feel like working behind the scenes in the industry as a minority? Come join us in a panel discussion, moderated by Nicole Torres AB '11, with a diverse group of agents, executives and managers in the entertainment industry to discuss topics ranging from their work experience to the impact of diversity on Hollywood.
- Emily Song MBA '17, US-China cross border business initiatives at CAA
- Jason Hafford, US-India cross border business initiatives at CAA
- Ran Aubrey Frazier JD '08 (Talent Manager, Authentic Talent + Literary Management)
- More to be announced!
Ran Aubrey Frazier JD '08 arrived on the Hollywood scene in 2012, entering the talent representation business as an assistant at Authentic, where he has remained ever since. As a manager, he has assembled a stable of emerging talent, who embody his long-standing commitment to diversity in media representation, specifically with respect to race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, as well as clients whose POVs reflect Authentic’s mission of leveraging their visibility to make a positive impact on the planet.
CLIENT ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2018:
Emily Song MBA '17 works on cross-border business initiatives between China and the US at the Creative Artists Agency (CAA). She works closely with NBA clients on cross-border opportunities in China. Prior to moving to the US, she worked as a TV host on China Central Television. Forbes named her in the 2018 “30 Under 30” list for Asia.
Jason Hafford is a Global Client Strategy Executive at CAA.He works on identifying new business opportunities for the agency and its clients with an emphasis on the international marketplace. Hafford advises on domestic and international initiatives including Cirque du Soleil, Credit Suisse, Econet Media, Ivanhoe Media, YES Bank, and Reliance Industries Limited, among others. He also works with film and television clients on cross-border opportunities in emerging entertainment markets.
A Southern California native, Nicole Torres AB '11 received her A.B. from Harvard before returning home to SoCal to complete her J.D. at USC Gould's School of Law. After passing the California bar she worked briefly in law before returning to her initial passion: acting. She is a proud member of Harvardwood and has been a Harvardwood Highlights profile writer since 2016.
Special thanks to Matthew Bohrer AB '10, Emily Song MBA '17, and CAA
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