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TheGrill: Producers From ‘The Morning Show,’ ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Reservation Dogs’ and More to Join WrapPRO’s Annual Conference

Also slated to attend are top DEI execs from Warner Bros. Discovery, NBCU and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

TheGrill’s highly anticipated roundtables are returning on Oct. 12 at the 1 Hotel West Hollywood as part of WrapPRO’s business conference. Both the “Producers Roundtable” and “DEI Roundtable” are unique peer-to-peer discussions that bring together leading experts in the field for an open dialogue and exchange of ideas. 

The “Producers Roundtable” will discuss the state of the industry, the latest trends and the future of storytelling. From navigating production post-COVID to keeping up with audience demand to promoting inclusion. 

Participants include

  • Warren Littlefield (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
  • Tazbah Chavez (“Reservation Dogs”)
  • Sera Gamble (“You”)
  • Lauren Neustadter, President of Film & TV, Hello Sunshine  (“The Morning Show”)
  • Rachel Shane, Head of Film & TV, Madison Wells (“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”)
  • Lisa Niedenthal, Head of Physical Production, Blumhouse
  • Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, National Executive Director & Chief Negotiator, SAG-AFTRA

The “DEI Roundtable” is a peer-to-peer discussion between executives who are running best in-class programs that amplify underrepresented voices in the industry.

Participants include

  • Asif Sadiq, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Warner Bros. Discovery 
  • Janine Jones-Clark, EVP of Inclusion, Talent and Content, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, NBCUniversal
  • Jeanell English, EVP of Impact and Inclusion, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 
  • Olga Segura, Co-Founder, Latinx House 
  • Gaby Mena, Partner, M88
  • Lacy Wright, Executive Director of Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad Foundation
  • Elizabeth Gray Bayne, Board Member, Global Institute for Black Girls in Film & Media 

Additional details and participants will be announced in the coming days. Click here to buy tickets. 

About TheGrill

For over a decade, WrapPRO’s Grill event series has led the conversation on the convergence between entertainment, media and technology, bringing together newsmakers to debate the challenges and opportunities facing content in the digital age. Tailored to a C-suite and innovative, forward thinking  attendees, the event delivers a unique series of curated discussions, industry panels and virtual networking activations that explore the ever-changing media landscape.

This year’s event will offer both in-person and virtual components. The Oct. 11 program will be all virtual and free to register. The Oct. 12 program will be an exclusive in-person event held in Los Angeles with limited tickets available to WrapPRO members and will conclude with an evening of cocktails and conversations honoring TheWrap’s Innovators of 2022! The highly anticipated annual Innovators List recognizes individuals and companies who are driving change within their industry and beyond.

Click here to become a WrapPRO member for access to TheGrill on-demand as well as exclusive entertainment coverage, insights and invites to virtual events and screenings throughout the year.

TheGrill 2022 sponsors include Loeb & Loeb, City National Bank, Gerber Kawasaki, Sony Pictures, Take-Two Interactive, SAG-AFTRA, New York Festivals, Gracenote and Samba TV.