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Beyond Bars: Changing the Narrative on Criminal Justice

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SAG-AFTRA Foundation Screening Room

5757 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90036

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A panel discussion that will explore the U.S. criminal justice system.

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Please join us as Hollywood, Health & Society, a program of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center, presents a panel on Wednesday, Feb. 26 on the U.S. criminal justice system with experts and guest speakers from TV entertainment.

We’ll discuss how people involved in the justice system are depicted on screen, and how the entertainment industry can help address the flaws in the system as well as the stigma attached.

Panelists include Dan Birman, an award-winning documentary producer who's working on a Netflix film that explores juvenile justice issues centering on the case of Cyntoia Brown; Franklin Leonard, founder of the Black List, which supports screenwriters through film production, an annual survey of best unproduced screenplays, staged script readings and more; and Aly Tamboura, manager in the criminal justice reform program at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Screenwriter John August (Aladdin, Big Fish), co-host of the podcast "Scriptnotes," will serve as moderator.

More guest speakers will be announced.

According to the Prison Policy Initiative, the American criminal justice system holds almost 2.3 million people in 1,719 state prisons, 109 federal prisons, 1,772 juvenile correctional facilities and 3,163 local jails.

There will be a light reception before the panel begins.

Parking: Enter parking structure on Masselin Ave. between Wilshire and 6th St. Validation at check-in. From the lot, use door at back of building. The event is being held on the mezzanine level.

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