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November’s meetup features DISCLOSURE’s, Beyond Representation: Tools for Expanding Trans Awareness in Media, a discussion on the DISCLOSURE Toolkit for Entertainment Industry Professionals. Get a deeper look at a new toolkit designed to give content creators resources, guidance, and discussion tips that supports trans inclusive filmmaking, using the groundbreaking film that premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, DISCLOSURE, as a reference point. After a preview of the toolkit, moderator Moi Santos (Coordinator, Outreach & Inclusion and Indigenous Programs, Sundance Institute) leads a conversation with Sam Feder (Director, DISCLOSURE) Tre’vell Anderson (journalist, collaborator, DISCLOSURE), toolkit co-author Alex Schmider (Associate Director of Transgender Representation, GLAAD, Associate Producer, DISCLOSURE), and Kristal Sotomayor (Awards Competition Manager, IDA). Following the discussion, breakout sessions will give Creator+ and Course Pass members an opportunity to put the toolkit into practice first hand.



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Moderator
Moi Santos is the Coordinator for the Indigenous and Outreach & Inclusion programs at Sundance Institute. She is originally from the San Fernando Valley and holds a degree in Ethnic Studies with a concentration in visual culture and gender studies from the University of California, Berkeley -- where she graduated magna cum laude. After five years, Moi returned to Los Angeles eager to combine her passion for visual storytelling with her academic background in the humanities. more...
Director
Sam Feder is a Peabody Award nominated film director. Cited by Indiewire as one of the “exciting trans filmmakers shaking up Hollywood”, Sam’s films explore the intersection of visibility and politics along the lines of race, class, and gender. Sam’s filmmaking practice models inclusion and equity in the industry. Sam’s films have been programmed by Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, CPH:DOX, MOMA PS-1, The British Film Institute, The Hammer Museum, and in hundreds of film festivals around the world. more...
Named one of Forbes 30 Under 30, Alex Schmider is an award-winning film producer and the Associate Director of Transgender Representation at GLAAD, the nation’s leading LGBTQ media advocacy organization. At GLAAD, he advises media and entertainment industry leaders, and consults with production companies, editorial teams, brands, and corporations on how best to approach LGB and, specifically, transgender characters, storylines, marketing, social impact campaigns, and gender inclusion on digital platforms including Instagram, Google, and Zoom. more...
Tre’vell Anderson (they/them) is an award-winning journalist, social curator, and world changer who always comes to slay! Named to The Root’s 2020 list of the 100 most influential African Americans, they have dedicated their career to centering those in the margins, grey spaces, and at the intersections of life through a pop culture lens. Tre’vell is currently Editor-At-Large for Toronto’s Xtra and co-host of the Maximum Fun podcast, FANTI. more...
Director
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Kristal Sotomayor is a bilingual Latinx documentary filmmaker, festival programmer, and freelance journalist based in Philadelphia. Currently, they are in post-production on EXPANDING SANCTUARY, an independent short documentary about the historic end to police surveillance organized by nonprofit Juntos and the Latinx immigrant community in South Philadelphia. They are also in-development on the animated short docufiction film called ALX THROUGH THE LABYRINTH that takes a dive into the Alice In Wonderland-like reality of contracting COVID-19. more...

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