The PGA’s 2016 Produced By Conference panel, “Social Change And The Box Office: The Potential Of Gender Parity, Diversity And Stem,” is sponsored by SAG-AFTRA with participation from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Gender parity, diversity and unconscious bias are buzzwords that have captured the attention of Hollywood. Representatives from The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy join our panel of industry experts to discuss how contributions from women and minorities in STEM fields can prompt inclusive storylines and casting as well as social change resulting in commercial viability.

Who: Moderator: LESLEY CHILCOTT, Director/Producer (Codegirl, Waiting For 'Superman')

PAUL FEIG, Director/Producer, Feigco Entertainment (Ghostbusters, Spy)

DR. JO HANDELSMAN, Associate Director for Science, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

LYDIA DEAN PILCHER, Producer, Cine Mosaic (Cutie And The Boxer, The Queen Of Katwe)

STACY SMITH, Director, Media, Diversity, and Social Change Initiative; Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California

OCTAVIA SPENCER, SAG-AFTRA member & actress (The Help, Zootopia, Hidden Figures)

YARA SHAHIDI, SAG-AFTRA member & actress (Black-ish)

JUDITH WILLIAMS, Global Head of Diversity, Dropbox

When: This Saturday, June 4th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Where: Sony Pictures Studios, 10202 W Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232

About: The PGA’s 2016 Produced By Conference (PBC) offers more than 30 panel discussions, mentoring roundtables, networking opportunities and workshops designed to foster connections and provide key insights into today’s production marketplace. PBC takes place Saturday, June 4 through Sunday, June 5 and is hosted by Sony Pictures on its studio lot in Culver City, CA.