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Wednesday, September 27 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Hollywood is Calling

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Embedding conservation themes and nathistory stories into popular narrative and scripted programming has dynamic potential for impact. But, how do we GET these stories into the hands of the writers and producers bringing popular content to prime time audiences? Four Hollywood veterans are here to tell you what they know and what they’re looking for. And yes, you can pitch your ideas to them on Thursday!

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Rick Loverd

Director of The Science & Entertainment Exchange, National Academy of Sciences
Rick Loverd directs a program of the National Academy of Sciences called The Science & Entertainment Exchange. Its mission is to inspire better science in Hollywood by introducing entertainment professionals to great science communicators. Since its launch in 2008, The Exchange h... Read More →

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Gillian Bohrer

Executive Vice President, Fox 2000
Gillian Bohrer joined Fox 2000 in July 2016 as Executive Vice President.  Previously the Co-President of Production and Development at Lionsgate, Gillian played an instrumental role in the growth of some of the Company's biggest brands and franchises.  She has shepherded the development and production of Lionsgate's Divergent franchise, with the first two films grossing nearly $600 million at the global box office. | She also oversaw hit movies such as: La La Land, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, directed by Damien Chazelle, Oscar-nominated writer/director of Whiplash; The Glass Castle, based on the New York Times best-selling memoir and starring Academy Award winner Brie Larson, directed by Destin Cretton; Wonder, based on the best-selling novel by R.J. Palacio, with Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) directing; and Stronger, based on the memoir of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, George Washington). | A graduate of Yale University and USC's Peter Stark Producing Program, Ms. Bohrer joined Lionsgate when it acquired Summit Entertainment in January 2012 and has been responsible for recent hits such as the zombie romance Warm Bodies and the critically-acclaimed cult classic Perks of Being A Wallflower... Read More →
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Effie Brown

Effie T. Brown is an award winning film and television Producer, known for her highly acclaimed, multi-platform repertoire as well as championing inclusion and diversity in Hollywood, both behind and in front of the camera. Through her company, Duly Noted Inc., Brown has produced several critically acclaimed HBO Films and award winning projects including Stranger Inside, Jane... Read More →
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Arvind David

Executive Director, Ideate Media
Arvind Ethan David is a producer and writer of film, television, comics and theatre, who also serves as Executive Director of Ideate Media, a Los Angeles-based production and financing company. | David currently serves as an Executive Producer of the acclaimed BBC America / Netflix series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, created by Max Landis and starring Elijah Wood. The show, currently in production on its second season, has quickly become a cult favorite, described as... Read More →
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Joely Fisher

Director, Actor, IFAW Ambassador
A triple-threat talent is rare in Hollywood these days, but Joely Fisher stands out as a star of television, musical theatre, and motion pictures.  Her “sensational and sexy” turn as Sally Bowles in "CABARET" on Broadway as well as the National touring company, earned her raves for her "pipes and presence." When Joely Fisher hits the theater floorboards or her marks on the soundstage you know someone special is about to knock your socks... Read More →

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Ann Merchant

National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine, Acting Executive Director of Communications
Ann Merchant has worked in marketing and communications for more than 25 years.  She is currently the Acting Executive Director for Communications at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, D.C., where she is responsible for a number of innovative outreach programs that contribute to an increased public understanding of... Read More →

Wednesday September 27, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Grizzly Jackson Lake Lodge