April 2 & 3, 2024 Toronto Region Board of Trade

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The Black Screen Office (BSO) is proud to announce the launch of a new event – The BSO SYMPOSIUM. Presented by the Black Screen Office, this first-of-its kind gathering will offer an unprecedented opportunity for everyone in the content industry to engage with Black producers and creatives, to recognize and celebrate the undeniable global influence of Black culture, and to gain practical insights on how to become a driving force for the creation of authentic content.

From April 2 – 3, 2024, the inaugural BSO SYMPOSIUM will assemble the entertainment industry at the state-of-the-art Toronto Region Board of Trade event venue in Toronto, Canada for two days of dynamic sessions, interactive experiences, purposeful networking, and incredible access to Black industry thought leaders and luminaries.

Delegates will be treated to an electrifying fusion of knowledge, creativity, and connections that will leave them inspired and equipped with the tools needed to go from intent to impact.

Bringing together broadcasters, platforms, funders, content creators, executives, agents, and talent, the BSO SYMPOSIUM will benefit everyone working in the content industry who wants to know how to bring exceptional Black content to the screen.

“We couldn’t be more excited to announce The BSO SYMPOSIUM”, said Joan Jenkinson, Executive Director of the Black Screen Office. “The BSO has led ground-breaking research and innovative programs that have positively impacted the industry since its inception. Now we are blazing the trail for an exhilarating new event that will both energize and propel the industry forward to a system where the barriers for Black and racialized creatives are removed for good.”

The BSO SYMPOSIUM program will be expertly curated for everyone working in the content industry—from masterclasses focused on the art of authentic Black storytelling, to finding international co-producing partners and funders, to the secrets of producing Black-led content that can be distributed on a global scale—culminating daily with fantastic networking opportunities where meaningful connections will be forged.

More details about this transformative new event will follow in the coming months. Check back often for updates.

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