Creatives Linda Yvette Chávez (Gentefied), Miranda Kwok (The Cleaning Lady), Melvin Mar (Fresh Off the Boat), and Mike Gauyo (Send Help) discuss their respective journeys to bringing nuanced immigrant characters to life on screen, and the need for authentic storytelling spanning a range of immigrant experiences. Presented in partnership with Define American, and Hollywood, Health & Society.
This conversation was originally recorded at ATX TV Festival Season 11 (June 2-5, 2022).
PANELISTS:Linda Yvette Chávez (Co-Creator/Co-EP/Showrunner, Gentefied)Miranda Kwok (Writer/Executive Producer, The Cleaning Lady)Melvin Mar (Executive Producer, Fresh Off the Boat, Speechless)Mike Gauyo (Co-Creator/Executive Producer, (Send Help)Charlene Jimenez (Moderator, Define American)
Define American is a culture change organization that uses the power of narrative to humanize conversations about immigrants. Learn more at defineamerican.com.
Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S) is a program of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center that provides the entertainment industry with accurate and up-to-date information for storylines on health, safety and security. For more information and resources, visit hollywoodhealthandsociety.org.
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