Variety Gotham Week Expo Kicks Off With Panels on Diversity, Inclusion in Filmmaking

The 2023 Variety Gotham Week Expo kicked off in New York City on Thursday with a series of panels focused on diversity and inclusion.The first panel of the day was “Deep Dive: The Inclusion List” with the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative in collaboration with the Adobe Foundation.

Panelists included Dr.

Stacy L.

Smith, founder of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, “Nomadland” producer Mollye Asher, and Amy White, global head of corporate social responsibility at Adobe and the executive director of the Adobe Foundation Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.


Katherine Pieper, program director at the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, served as the moderator.Dr.

Smith led off by discussing the findings of the Initiative’s latest research study, which she said found that “women of color, internationally, are making more money than white men at the box office.

It’s not a significant difference, but it is the only difference.” She also said that…

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