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Who’s Speaking?

The Storyteller's Summit is excited to bring a diverse mix of speakers from Hollywood’s premiere movie studios and media companies. These powerhouses will share insights about how to craft stories that feel authentic, inspire trust, and create a sense of connectedness with your target audience.

 
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adrienne young

writer/producer

Adrienne Young is an accomplished award-winning creative writer, producer, director and editor with an utmost love, appreciation and passion for storytelling. With over 15 years of extensive experience, Adrienne has honed her skills as a marketing creative, producing for a variety of major networks including ABC, BET, TV One and Music Choice.

 
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kevin j. nguyen

producer

Kevin’s love for storytelling led him to a career in digital media where he has worked for publishers like Jubilee Media and BuzzFeed. He’s produced over 100 videos amassing more than 150 million views worldwide. Kevin is passionate about raising awareness on social issues, community building and engagement, and using digital media as a platform to elevate pressing topics.

 
 
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sandra de castro buffington

media maven

Sandra works extensively in Hollywood, and other global creative capitals, to infuse television, movies, and music with socially-focused storylines that catalyzes cultural transformation around the world.

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misha euceph

Producer

Misha is a Pakistani-American podcast producer and host. She makes shows at KPCC in Los Angeles, where she produced “The Big One: Your Survival Guide”, called “riveting,” “strangely reassuring,” and “fascinating listening” by The New Yorker.

 
 
 
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sandra de castro buffington

director

JJ heads the film production company HRDWRKER. HRDWRKER tells captivating stories and creates awareness around social issues.

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jonathan hyla

Director

Hyla creates socially conscious videos that entertain and inform. Recent projects include Clif Bar’s “Athlete Corps”, Zillow’s “Finding Home” docu-series and Samsung’s “Thrive” launch with Arianna Huffington.

 
 
 
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chad steele

vp of public relations, baltimore ravens

Chad is an award-winning sports Public Relations professional, with a skillset which spans public relations, corporate communications, media planning, media training, branding, crisis management, promotions, marketing strategies, public speaking, reputation management, team development, leadership and corporate relationships.

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nichol whiteman

executive director, dodgers foundation

Nichol Whiteman is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) where she leads the team’s charitable arm. Under her leadership, LADF launched Dodgers RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities), a youth development program serving over 10,000 youth today.