Inclusivity in Disney Movies with Julie Ann Crommett

December 5, 2023, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Swann 106 and Online

Julie Ann will discuss her past work with Disney on confronting harmful stereotypes and tropes in the canon and how you lay the groundwork for inclusive storytelling moving forward. 

About the Speaker

Julie Ann Crommett has been working in the content and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) spaces for over a decade, leading disruptive, systemic change across media and tech. She currently serves as founder and CEO of Collective Moxie.

Previously, she was vice president of multicultural audience engagement at The Walt Disney Studios, spearheading efforts to diversify talent in front of and behind the camera, connect creative projects more closely to the communities they touch, and build a more inclusive culture within the Studios. Her team contributed to many projects including SOUL, COCO, BLACK PANTHER, RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON, and ALADDIN as well as launching the critically acclaimed, NAACP Image Award-nominated Disney Launchpad: Shorts Incubator, an industry-leading program guaranteeing up to six directors from underrepresented backgrounds the opportunity to produce a short film for Disney+.

Julie Ann was also instrumental in Disney's library review process leading to a revised content advisory and proactive resources for families to discuss negative stereotypes in media. In partnership with Disney executive chairman Bob Iger, she launched and co-chaired the company's first-ever creative inclusion council dedicated to increasing inclusion and accountability in Disney's creative endeavors.

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