The Golden Globes®, Hollywood’s premier global entertainment award, is sponsoring The Hollywood Reporter’s second annual “Raising Our Voices: Setting Hollywood’s Inclusion Agenda” lunch, taking place at the Wallis Annenberg GenSpace .
“Raising Our Voices” brings together the industry’s most influential and inspiring executives, storytellers and thought leaders for a groundbreaking series of discussions on the state and future of Hollywood's diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) movement.
“We are thrilled to be part of Raising Our Voices and lend our own experiences in supporting the growth of diversity within Hollywood,” said Helen Hoehne, President of the Golden Globes. “Showcasing these important topics of diversity helps continue to shine a light on the ongoing need to support the important work of inclusion and access.”
Keynote speaker for this year’s event is screenwriter, television producer, filmmaker and actor Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, Thor: Love and Thunder). The event also recognizes two “2023
Trailblazer” honorees: actor, director and producer Eva Longoria (Flamin’ Hot, Eva Longoria:Searching for Mexico); and actor/producer Niecy Nash-Betts (The Rookie: Feds, Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story). Each was feted for their commitment to telling stories that place diversity, equity and inclusion at the center of their artform.
This year’s “Raising Our Voices” event features exclusive programming and panels centered on important DEI themes, including:
· “Inside Hollywood’s Shifting Power Structures"
· "The State of Inclusion in Storytelling”
Neil Phillips, Chief Diversity Officer for the Golden Globes, is participating on one of the panels and will speak on the progress and transformation the organization has undergone in becoming one of Hollywood’s most diverse awards bodies.