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November 14, 2020 @ 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM



Saturday, November 14th

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PST | 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST

The second in the ongoing UN x PGA series of workshops acknowledges World TV Day. This online event will explore how film and television producers, writers, directors, and creatives can work together with the UN to build awareness, change attitudes, and inspire action to address the climate crisis.

9:30am – PGA Welcome & Introduction

Introduction by Anne Marie Gillen, co-founder PGA SIETF

9:35am – UN Introduction, UN World Television Day & Brief on SDG’s

Introduction by Maher Nasser, Director, Outreach Division, Department of Global Communications, United Nations

9:40am – STATE OF… Where we Stand on the Climate Crisis

Guest Speaker: Cassie Flynn, Strategic Advisor on Climate Change, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

9:50am – KEYNOTE CONVERSATION:  Power of Storytelling and Media

Guest Speakers: Norman Lear and Lyn Lear

Moderator:  Maher Nasser, Director, Outreach Division, Department of Global Communications, United Nations

10:10am – PANEL 1 DEEP DIVE:  How To’s & Case Studies from Fiction – Feature Films/TV Series

Guest Speakers: Craig Mazin, Creator/Writer/EP, Chernobyl

Dorothy Fortenberry, Co-Executive Producer/Writer, The Handmaid’s Tale

Andi Gitow, United Nations’ Department of Global Communications, UN Advisor to The Handmaid’s Tale

Moderator: Debbie Levin, CEO Environmental Media Association

10:40am – PANEL 2 DEEP DIVE:  How To’s & Case Studies from Non-Fiction and Documentaries

Guests Speakers: Louie Psihoyos, Director, The Game Changers, The Cove, Racing Extinction

Jeff Orlowski, Director/Writer, The Social Dilemma, Chasing Ice, Chasing Coral

Moderator: Robert Rippberger

11:10am – 11:30am: Q&A / Closing

Moderated by William Nix, Chairman/CEO, Creative Projects Group