Neely Ethics Conference Panel Explores Ethical Decisions Within Storytelling

Neely Ethics Conference Panel Explores Ethical Decisions Within Storytelling

On Friday April 26th, as part of the Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making conference “Next Generation Ethics: Where Do We Stand”, Professor and MISC Executive Director Michael Taylor spoke on a panel moderated by Frank Zerunyan, Professor of Practice of Governance, Price School of Public Policy.

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MISC Film Maya and Lily Debuts Along with Panel Discussion on Media and Childcare Policy

MISC Film Maya and Lily Debuts Along with Panel Discussion on Media and Childcare Policy

This spring, USC MISC produced a short film, Maya and Lily, in collaboration with the Stein Early Childhood Development Fund at CCF (California Community Foundation), to demonstrate the devastating effects that the lack of access to childcare has on families already struggling to make ends meet. On the night of the screening, MISC also hosted an expert panel of media creators and child care policy experts, who discussed how entertainment can prompt broader discussions about childcare.

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USC MISC Partners with Producers Guild of America (PGA) for panel on Hollywood Diversity

USC MISC Partners with Producers Guild of America (PGA) for panel on Hollywood Diversity

The event was held at the USC School of Cinematic Arts on Sept. 26. Titled Producing Diversity: A Conversation Presented by MISC and the PGA, it brought four prominent producers to SCA to discuss the impact of diversity on Hollywood: Janet Yang, who moderated, was joined by Stephanie Allain, Teddy Zee, Terence Paul Winter.

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OP-ED: The Impact of Black Panther

I knew going into this movie that it was going to be important. I knew walking in that I was going to see something unlike anything I had ever seen before. And yet, I was completely unprepared for immense power Black Panther would have over me. Within the first two minutes I was near tears.

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What Harvey Weinstein’s Scandal Tells Us About Diversity and Inclusion

As news of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault broke over this last month, I found myself locked in a discussion with my aunt. She, once again, was voicing concern about my decision to pursue a career in the film industry. She was worried—terrified actually—of what it means to be a woman in this industry; terrified of what I might experience as I try to find success.

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