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september 23-26 2021

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February 2021

Pipeline Access Initiative

A day-long virtual event featuring a series of speakers and breakout sessions on the topic of access and equity in Hollywood, designed to give attendees a better understanding of how to effectively pitch themselves and their projects.

May 2021

Mental Health  Awareness Month

An actionable, dynamic, no-frills month of 8 different events,  resources and initiatives aimed to improve our community's quality of life. Check out THIS GUIDE to find everything from therapeutic services to storytelling techniques that address mental health through an intersectional and inclusive approach.



June 2020

Launch of Creators for Justice

 and the Hire Black Database.

May 2020 

Hollywood Climate Summit 

In partnership with NYULA and Variety, this event activated young professionals around climate storytelling and justice. Featured  40+ speakers included Scott Z. Burns, Kendrick Sampson, Pamela Adlon, Jamie Margolin, AJR and many more.

February 2020

Reimagining Human Rights

Panel and series of workshops on how entertainment can be a catalyst for human rights. Featuring Tanya Saracho, Kasi Lemmons, Bonnie Abaunza, Jarina De Marco, and many more!   

February 2020
 Founding of YEA! Impact,
a response-driven agency rooted in social justice.

First Digital Event on mental health during a pandemic with  Dr. Charmain Jackman and David T. Hsu, hosted by Christina Wolfgram.

March 2020

Coronavirus Happy Hour 


Hosted at Netflix with 250+ attendees, the main panel featured top queer leaders like Alia Shawkat and Margaret Cho, moderated by Jill Soloway, followed by 8 workshops that gave young entertainment professionals tools to increase queer representation from their desks. Post-event, assistants organized at their companies in ways such as including pronouns in email signatures and crew lists.

YEA! and NYULA held a conversation about the power of persuasion in content creation followed by multiple workshops. Featuring Amy Ziering, Julie Hermelin, Mukta Mohan, Souris Hong-Porretta, and John-Paul Bernbach. 

November 2019

2020 Messaging Town Hall

November 2019

#PayUpHollywood Town Hall

YEA! partnered with #PayUp and Scriptnotes Podcast for an open forum and candid conversation on Hollywood assistant wages. Featuring Liz Alper, Deirdre Mangan, John August, and YEA! co-founder Allison Begalman. Check out the recorded conversation here

 A conversation on the intersections of healting and social justice  with Maria Egan, Lauren Nwankpa, and Marya Bangee. Hosted by Andy Riemer.

October 2019

Meditation for

 Entertainment Activists

Featuring Alex Kondracke and Elegance Bratton, the discussion focused on desegregating liberal spaces and using access to Hollywood to get out the vote.

July 2019

Angela Robinson Town Hall

First town hall with 100+ young people on how to talk to people you disagree with. 

May 2019  

 Billy Ray & Gregg Hurwitz Town Hall 


MARCH 2019  

First Event: Homeless Lunchmaking with a discussion led by Imagine LA and Everyone in LA.

February 2019  

YEA! sent its first newsletter filled with events for young activists in Hollywood!