PANELS & WORKSHOPS

PANEL: INCLUSION & DIVERSITY

Saturday April 27th at 12:30PM

LOCATION: BLACKBIRD COFFEE

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SCOTT HARTLE

Scott produces the Netflix sitcom series “Family Reunion” which premieres on Netflix in July. The show stars Loretta Devine and Tia Mowry and shoots on the Paramount lot in Hollywood. Scott is also the UPM of the Netflix sitcom “Alexa & Katie” which is currently shooting its 3rd season. Scott produced the Freeform sitcom “Baby Daddy” which won the 2017 People's Choice Award for Favorite Cable TV Comedy. Other credits include Melissa & Joey, Reba, 10 Things I Hate About You, Battlebots, Turn Ben Stein On and Trigger Happy TV. He's a member of the Directors Guild of America, Producers Guild of America and the Television Academy.

RASHAD MUBARAK

Rashad

Moderator: ANGELICA ALEJANDRO

Working internationally Angelica a Toronto based actor has appeared in Film, Television and Commercials. She is also an award winning producer, accomplished presenter, reporter and host. She has been coming to the Festival since its first year and over the years has been proud to come back and be involved with the panels and Live Reads. She has been especially grateful to have co-hosted the Awards Gala for the Film Festival twice in the last 5 years.

She is a member of ACTRA, Equity in the UK, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television for which she participates as a juror and now new to SAG-AFTRA. You will next see her in Amazon’s “The Boys”, Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”, New Line Cinema’s “It: Chapter 2” and Netflix’s “Let It Snow” to name a few. She will also be a speaker at The Movie Expo in Toronto, Canada.

She has worked with many great folks in developing, producing and collaborating on original works, which have enjoyed viewings in many local festivals and opened the door to invitations to international festivals including going to the Cannes Film Festival twice. Holding many of these passion projects dear to her heart, she credits the amazing cast and crews that taught her so much and sharing the collaborative passion of indie filmmaking.

 

Back in Canada when not working on a production, her time away from camera is spent using her voice and experience working with as a volunteer with ACTRA, promoting Member Education and supporting Safe Space on Set. She is a member of various Committees within the union, hosting workshops at the union Member Conferences, working as an OSLO (On Set Liaison Officer) to do set visits for Background Performers, Minor Performers and engaging with Intimacy Coordinators, she is also a facilitator for ACTRA’s Respect on Set Training.