Stedman Graham
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Nancy Bishop
Luci Lenox
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Panel Industry Professionals

On the 19th of August the Septimius Awards organizes panel discussions. This year Oscar Winners, Stedman Graham (partner of Oprah Winfrey) and other prominent industry professionals will be attending the panel. The panel will also have Q&A’s where the public is given the opportunity to ask the panelists questions.

Septimius Panel Discussions: 19th of August Monday 12:00-20:00
Location: Theater Tuschinski – Reguliersbreestraat 26-34, 1017 CN Amsterdam

The main topic: How to stimulate more collaboration, talent & diversity in the film and television industry?

The panel explores a number of sub-themes during the panel discussions:

1. AI (Artificial Intelligence) in the film industry?
2. International Casting
3. Who are the most important players in the Netherlands, Asia, America and Africa that offer a platform and financing?
4. How can we increase cooperation and collaboration between countries?
5. What are the major hurdles and solutions for talent or diversity?
6. Incentives and platforms for new talent?
7. Leadership & Indenity.

Panel Program 19 Augustus:

12:00-14:00 Redcarpet (Food and Drink)
14:00-15:30 Stedman Graham Workshop
15:30-16:00 Break (Food and Drink)
16:00-18:00 Panel Discussions
18:00-20:00 Redcarpet (Food and Drink)

Panelist: Stedman Graham
Stedman Graham (partner of Oprah Winfrey) is an American educator, author, businessman, and public speaker. He specializes developing in identity leadership across all industries.

Panelist: Cuba Mark Gooding Jr.
Cuba Mark Gooding Jr. is an Oscar Winning American actor. After his breakthrough role as Tre Styles in Boyz n the Hood he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor playing a football star in Jerry Maguire.

Panelist: Imanuelle Grives
Imanuelle Grives is a Dutch actress who rose to prominence for her role in international feature film Only Decent People.

Panelist: Nancy Bishop
Nancy Bishop, is an Emmy Award nominated casting director. Although a native of New England, Bishop has been living and working in Europe since the mid-1990s. She began her career as a theatre director and was artistic director of Black Box Theatre Company in Prague, before taking up work as a freelance casting director and joining the CSA. She casts film and TV internationally.

Panelist: Luci Lenox
Luci Lenox is an award-winning casting director. She has cast more than 100 productions and her client list includes Netflix, Fox, Amazon, BBC, Sky, Hulu, Lionsgate, Paramount, ABC, Disney, NBC and MediaPro, as well as numerous Spanish independent producers. Films she has cast have won more than 250 awards at international film festivals.

Panelist: George O Janssen
George O Janssen is a music executive and CMBO at Black Music Appreciation Month EU. George has worked with internal brands such as MTV and has extensive knowledge music, artist and producers rights and is an official partner of the EU (European Union).