Black Creators in the U.S. and Canada


John Gibson, Vice President, External and Multicultural Affairs, Motion Picture Association

Joan Jenkinson, Executive Director, BSO
Gil Robertson, Co-Founder and President, African American Film Critics Association 

Opening Remarks
The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion
Wendy Noss, President, Motion Picture Association Canada
Cedric Richmond, Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement
Charles H. Rivkin, Chairman & CEO, Motion Picture Association

In celebration of the U.S. and Canada’s shared Black History Month, and in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the MPA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program, this discussion explores the intersectionality of Black Americans and Canadians working toward a more inclusive global film, television, and streaming industry.