We are hosting our first-ever Diversity in TV Panel with Sue Chung (Writer, Agent Carter), Aisha Muharrar (Writer, Parks & Rec), Erinn Veronica Westbrook (Actress, Glee, Awkward), and Emmylou Diaz (Writer, Jane the Virgin).
Join us at 7:30pm for light refreshments; the panel will begin promptly at 8:00pm. View LAFS parking info (note that Harvardwood and the LAFS cannot provide parking validation). There are numerous parking garages in the area, as well as street parking.
- All Harvardwood Seminar events are FREE to dues-current members. Non-members: $15.
- $15 for everybody at the door, regardless of Harvardwood membership status.
- Online registration will close at 2pm Pacific Time on the day of the event.
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED BUT WALK-INS TONIGHT ARE WELCOME.
After graduating from Harvard University with a degree in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Sue started her career as a freelance beauty and health writer for various Time Inc. publications including In Style and Real Simple.
Since breaking into screenwriting in 2013, she has sold a drama pilot to 20th Century Fox and has served as story editor on Fox's GOTHAM. Currently, she is developing a pilot for Warner Bros. TV and writing for Marvel's AGENT CARTER on ABC.
Born in New York City, Emmylou Diaz is a staff writer on The CW’s hit show JANE THE VIRGIN. Emmy studied at Oxford University and earned a B.A. cum laude in English and Theatre from Williams College. She also holds an M.F.A. in Acting from Harvard University’s A.R.T. Institute. Emmy has performed in productions all over the world from Off-Broadway to the Moscow Art Theatre. After moving to Los Angeles and working in development and talent management, Emmy discovered her true calling was writing for the stage and screen. Her work has been performed at American Repertory Theatre and Rogue Machine, and she has been named to Harvardwood’s prestigious Most Staffable List. Emmy was also selected for the NHMC TV Writers Fellowship (sponsored by NBC and ABC). Last year she joined the staff of first-season show JANE THE VIRGIN as the writers’ assistant. During her time as writers’ assistant, she was tapped by the showrunner to co-write two freelance episodes of the show. She subsequently staffed on JANE for season 2. She is repped by Circle of Confusion and CAA.
As a teenager, Aisha Muharrar wrote the non-fiction book More Than a Label. Aisha was most recently a Co-Executive Producer of NBC's Parks and Recreation. She was with the show since Season 2. Prior to Parks and Recreation, Aisha wrote for the Fox animated sitcom Sit Down, Shut Up, as well as Huffington Post and McSweeney's. Most recently, Aisha developed a comedy for NBC with Amy Poehler, and wrote and directed her original play "Seldom, Very Seldom" for the Unscreened Theater Series.
Erinn Veronica Westbrook
Born in New York and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Erinn Veronica Westbrook considers herself to be the perfect byproduct of big city life and the quaint Midwest. Erinn is a talented actress, singer, model, on-air personality and writer. Erinn’s media career began as an undergraduate at Harvard University, where she majored in English, American Literature and Language, received a secondary degree in Dramatic Arts and an advanced certification in Spanish. While at Harvard, Erinn was active on campus. She was an editor on the Harvard Crimson, President of Students Taking on Poverty and the Literary Chair of the Association of Black Harvard Women. She was active in the performance arts, starring as a lead performer in Eleganza and as “Dorothy” in The Wiz. While an undergrad, Erinn interned at Oxygen media, CNBC, NBC Universal, BET and Condé Nast — at Vogue and Allure magazines. After college, Erinn signed with FORD models and has appeared in countless publications and campaigns. In Fall of 2013, Erinn was named one of “Hollywood’s Next It-Girls in Fashion” by Who What Wear.
Erinn is best known for her television endeavors. As an on-air personality for MTV, Erinn hosted MTV Spring Break in 2010, 2011 and 2012 (with more than 40 million viewers), and appeared as the face of the mtvU mini-series Movers and Changers, which she hosted at the New York Stock Exchange. Erinn has worked with top music industry greats including Snoop Dogg, Nick Cannon, The Wanted, Nicki Minaj, B.O.B, Trey Songz, Ludacris, Pitbull, Wiz Khalifa and Lupe Fiasco.
Erinn has taken Hollywood by storm, appearing on ABC Family, Disney, NBC, Nickelodeon, The CW and FOX among many others. Erinn is perhaps best known for her roles on the syndicated sitcom Mr. Box. Office, where she starred alongside Vivica Fox, Jon Lovitz and Tim Meadows and her major recurring role on Glee, where she starred as “Bree,” the captain of the Cheerios during the penultimate season. Erinn is currently filming her second season of MTV’s Awkward. She most recently appeared in Guest-Leading roles on NBC’s Constantine and ABC Family’s Stitchers. In between television and film endeavors, Erinn is in the studio recording. Fans can expect music from Erinn in 2015.
In the Summer of 2014, Erinn was invited by the US Embassies in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia to be an emissary of the arts and culture. She spent the month of August in Southeast Asia speaking and performing. She will return to Southeast Asia in early 2016 to continue and expand her role.