Lights, Camera, Access!
- 60 mins
Join Grace Moss, global head of diversity pipeline programs for Warner Bros. Discovery, for a one-on-one chat with esteemed Director, WBTV Workshop alum and Bay Area native, Jennifer Phang. Learn all about the newest talent development initiatives that WBD Access has to offer and get some behind-the-scenes tips on breaking into the industry and advancing your career as a storyteller in such a complex landscape.
Attendees will be entered into a giveaway to receive a branded North Face fleece (MSRP $75) and Manhattan Portage laptop bag (MSRP $105).
About Jennifer & Grace:
Jennifer Phang has made her mark as a filmmaker bringing poignant drama into projects with expansive world-building, from independent feature films to prestige television for Disney, Marvel, Amazon, Warner Brothers and Universal.
Most recently she returned to Disney as director and co-executive producer to relaunch Disney’s multi billion-dollar franchise through an expansive musical extravaganza Descendants: The Rise of Red. Set in the world of Disney villains, the fantasy film is set to stream on Disney+ in 2024.
Jennifer began her film career by writing and directing her first feature Half-Life — a magic-real family drama — which premiered at Sundance. Her sophomore feature Advantageous won a Sundance Dramatic Jury Prize and was acquired by Netflix for an exclusive worldwide streaming deal. The sci-fi mother-daughter drama became a cult hit while Phang ventured into television, directing the Iceland episodes of HBOMax’s Emmy-nominated The Flight Attendant. Jennifer also directed a slew of high-end genre television including AppleTV’s adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation, Resident Alien for Amblin/UCP, the pilot of Disney’s hit series The Secret of Sulphur Springs, Amazon’s The Boys, The Expanse, DC’s Stargirl, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Grace Moss is the Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Warner Bros. Discovery. In this role, she oversees the enterprise’s global efforts to expand the pool of historically-excluded talent and break down barriers through a comprehensive suite of pipeline programs and extensive engagements with prestigious film festivals and creative conferences.
Prior to Warner Bros. Discovery, Grace served as the Head of Talent Development & Inclusion for NBC Entertainment, where she spearheaded multiple programs that focused on cultivating and showcasing talented writers and directors of diverse backgrounds. Before coming to NBC, Grace was a Development Executive at the Style Network, and prior to that a freelance reality Producer and Director.
Her leadership training includes the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Athlete Training Program, Comcast’s Know Your Value initiative and Harvard Business School’s Leadership Consortium. Grace graduated from UCLA with a BA English and Minor in Asian American Studies.