The steering committee of our BIPOC Next Gen Mentorship Program will host a monthly speaker series on the first Wednesday of every month. We will feature successful individuals across the industry who will speak about their experiences, their field of work and more so that members of the program can gain insight in how people have been able to successfully navigate this industry. 

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This month's speaker:

Jeniffer Kim

Jeniffer Kim is Senior Vice President, International Originals for HBO Max, responsible for leading International content for the streaming platform. In this role, Kim is responsible for commissioning series and co-productions for the platform in international markets targeted for U.S. audiences.
In collaboration with some of the biggest names in international television, Kim and her team have secured top programming for HBO Max, bringing anticipated series to domestic audiences. Her International Originals slate is comprised of series across genres, formats, and languages.
Among her HBO Max titles include the powerful co-production Boys from screenwriter Russell T. Davies, Spanish limited series Veneno, Israeli series Valley of Tears and the romantic comedy co-production Starstruck.
Prior to joining HBO Max, Kim served as SVP of Original Programming for TBS and played an integral role in the evolution of the network. Earning the reputation as a trailblazer, Kim worked on such culturally resonant and critically-acclaimed series as Search Party, now on HBO Max, Angie Tribeca, American Dad, and the Emmy®- award winning Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.

Kim began her career as a comedy coordinator at Touchstone Television (now ABC Studios). A California Bay Area native now living in Los Angeles, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Visual Arts from University of California, San Diego.

We will be sending out a follow-up email the day of with a Zoom link! See you on May 5th!

Ally Cheng

Started a job as Kevin Rowe's Assistant at 2AM.

April Chang

Started a job at her dream company, Anonymous Content, assisting the EVP of Film & Television, Alisa Tager.

Christine Murrain

Started a job assisting the President of Production & Acquisitions at Focus Features. 

Emerson Gordon

Started a job assisting the VP of Production at Paramount Pictures.

Jocelyn Waddell

Started a job assisting the SVP of Film, SVP of TV, and VP of Dev. & Production at Made Up Stories. This is Jocelyn's first desk & job out of college!

Neil Krishnan

Promoted to CE at Picturestart!

Shobana Rao

Promoted to Post Production Producer for Shortform & Branded Content Department at MotorTrend Studio. 

Holly Chen

Won an award for her directorial and writing debut short film.

Ayanna Costley

Got accepted into the NBCUniversal Page Program (LA/West Coast).

Elena Blekhter

Co-EP'd Netflix's GINNY & GEORGIA series which just premiered as the #1 show in the world on Netflix. 

Hillary Levi

Started producing a slate of anime and animation projects with Rebel Maverick.

LaTanya Morga

Produced "Steve," a short film, that just landed a distribution deal with Comedian Lil Rel's streaming service Kweli TV. It is available for streaming now. 

Samantha Militante

Promoted to Director of Current Series at FX.