Schedule

IN SHORT SUPPLY? COMEDY AND DIVERSITY ON THE WEB

Wednesday, July 25
1415 - 1445 (2:15 - 2:45 PM)

Location: Hyatt Regency - Inspiration Room, Level 6
Address: 1255 Rue Jeanne Mance, Montreal, QC, H5B 1E5

Thanks to the proliferation of platforms, short form is a breeding ground for new voices in comedy and provides new opportunities for diverse content creators to have their work seen. But do today’s popular web series and artists truly reflect the representation of their global audience? Are we seeing different cultures and different faces in our feeds? Is this true of the differently-abled, the gender-fluid, and the culturally-diverse? Are the success stories rooted in a large and loyal but niche audience, or have they successfully crossed over to the broader, comedy-consuming public? Progress is promising, but only when it’s to the inclusion of everyone, and in this session, some of today’s biggest online comedy executives discuss how their platforms, and how the internet in general, has responded to the call for inclusivity.

Moderator: Zain Meghji (Head of Video Content, Daily Hive)

Panelists:
Jennifer Danielson (Senior VP, Digital, Comedy Central)
Laura Fischer (CEO, Powderkeg)
Gina Reyes (Vice President, Scripted Development, Mitú)

Access: ALL pass holders are allowed into this event