Homelessness: On Our Streets & On Our Screens
Homelessness: On Our Streets & On Our Screens is the first of our 2022 Town Hall event series. Our town halls focus on teaching us, as well as helping us take action, on pressing social issues happening in our industry, city, and world.
Black + Climbing: Accessing Executive Roles
The Fresh Voices of Commercial + Branded Content
Black Creators in Animation
A conversation with some of the leading Black Animation Storytellers who will share how you too can break into the animation industry and create impactful stories.
Black Behind the Camera: Expanding the Lens on Black Crew
Behind every film or television show, there is a multitude of craftspeople and talented technicians creating every detail. A conversation with industry talent in numerous trades and learn about some of the below-the-line job opportunities available in entertainment.
2nd Hollywood Climate Summit
Visit hollywoodclimatesummit.com to learn more.
Launch of Hire Black Database
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.
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.
Launch of Creators for Justice
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.
Coronavirus Happy Hour
First Digital Event on mental health during a pandemic with Dr. Charmain Jackman and David T. Hsu, hosted by Christina Wolfgram.
Founding of YEA! Impact
A response-driven agency rooted in social justice
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!
#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.
2020 Messaging Town Hall
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.
Meditation for Entertainment Activists
A conversation on the intersections of healting and social justice with Maria Egan, Lauren Nwankpa, and Marya Bangee. Hosted by Andy Riemer.
Angela Robinson Town Hall
Featuring Alex Kondracke and Elegance Bratton, the discussion focused on desegregating liberal spaces and using access to Hollywood to get out the vote.
LGBTQ+ Panel & Workshop
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.
Billy Ray & Gregg Hurwitz Town Hall
First town hall with 100+ young people on how to talk to people you disagree with.
Homeless Lunchmaking with a discussion led by Imagine LA and Everyone in LA.
YEA! sent its first newsletter filled with events for young activists in Hollywood!