Chrysler presents the NAACP Hollywood Bureau Diversity Symposium: IMAGE IS EVERYTHING (Marketing and Sales of Minority Images in Film & Television)

In addition to the forum, the NAACP and Chrysler Group Executive Behind the Lens Award will be presented to Paula Madison, President & General Manager, NBC4 (KNBC, Los Angeles) as well.

Thursday, March 17, 2005
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
James Bridges Theater
Melnitz Hall
UCLA campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Please join the 36th NAACP Image Award nominees, educators and entertainment industry executives for a discussion on marketing and sales in film & television. Film and television play an essential role in affirming, maintaining and reflecting culture and communicating messages fostering cooperation, tolerance and respect.  This diversity symposium will provide panelists and attendees with a platform to discuss issues relating to marketing minority images in film and television, and to share experiences, perspectives and ideas in the way race, ethnicity, gender and other social issues are portrayed in the media.

Ed Gordon
, Host, NPR's News & Notes

Reuben Cannon
, Producer
Vic Bulluck, Executive Producer, The 36th NAACP Image Awards
Dr. Darnell Hunt, Director, Ralph J. Bunche Center of African American Studies, UCLA
Prof. Russell Robinson, Acting Professor, UCLA School of Law
Paula Parisi, Features Editorial Director, The Hollywood Reporter
Ralph Gilles, Lead Designer, Chrysler 300

Thursday, March 17, 2005 Program:

6:00 PM Reception (light refreshments will be served)

7:00 PM Behind the Lens Executive Award Presentation

7:15 PM Diversity Symposium

9:30 PM Event ends


For campus map, directions, transportation options to UCLA, please visit   The James Bridges Theatre is in Melnitz Hall.  To locate Melnitz Hall, click on the campus map for printing; the building  is located in the northeast quarter of the campus.  See section F2 on the map.

Free attendance/seating is limited!  RSVP required by March 14 to 310-622-4887 or email - NAACP Diversity Symposium on Film & TV

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Parking is free on Loring Ave. (south of Sunset Blvd., east of Hilgard Ave. at Charing Cross Rd.) after 6 p.m. $7.00 in Lot 3, adjacent to the James Bridges Theater. Purchase parking at the Wyton Dr. entrance to UCLA (at Wyton Dr. and Hilgard Ave.) before 7 p.m., and at the Lot 3 gate.

Cost : Free and open to the public; RSVP required by March 14 to 310-622-4887 or

NAACP Diversity Symposium on Film & TV 310-622-4887

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