2020 Speakers

  • Executive Vice President, Chief Enterprise Inclusion Officer – WarnerMedia

    Posted by · May 05, 2021 12:07 PM

    Christy Haubegger is Executive Vice President, Chief Enterprise Inclusion Officer, WarnerMedia.

    Recognized for advancing diverse representation in the entertainment industry, Haubegger leads WarnerMedia’s efforts to help its global businesses capitalize on the outsized opportunities represented by underserved, diverse audiences. She is also responsible for furthering diversity, inclusion and equity across the organization’s workforce, so it more closely reflects the consumers and fanbases the company serves. Additionally, Haubegger works cross-divisionally to support and facilitate WarnerMedia’s overall mission to deliver the world’s best stories and most engaging content by empowering unique and underrepresented voices.

    Haubegger joins WarnerMedia from Creative Artists Agency (CAA) where she spent 14 years leading the company’s drive to become the market leader in the representation of women and people of color, as well as transforming the workforce to become the most diverse and inclusive agency in the entertainment business. Under Haubegger’s leadership, CAA launched CAA Amplify, an invitation-only annual event convening high-level multicultural artists and leaders, as well as the Amplify Database, the industry’s first searchable database of television writers of color. During her tenure, the agency grew its diverse roster more than 1400% and according to USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, the agency now represents the largest share of female directors and African- American directors in the motion picture business.

    Upon graduating from Stanford Law School, Haubegger founded Latina magazine in 1996. She moved into the world of entertainment in 2002 and worked as a film producer on Chasing Papi (20th Century Fox) and Oscar-winner James L. Brooks’ romantic comedy Spanglish (Columbia Pictures).

    Haubegger serves on the boards of Management Leadership for Tomorrow (ml4t.org), a non-profit organization that works to increase the number of minority business leaders, as well as Hudson Pacific Properties (NYSE: HPP). Haubegger is also a founding member of TIME’S UP, an initiative that addresses systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace.

  • Actress, Producer, Activist, Entrepreneur – Co-Founder of Cholawood Productions

    Posted by · May 05, 2021 4:05 AM

    This A-List Mexican actress has worked in Telenovelas and films since her early youth. She first captured American audiences in 2007 with her award-winning performance in the Fox Searchlight/Weinstein hit movie “Under the Same Moon”, which is still ranked among the top 10 highest-grossing Spanish-language theatrical releases in U.S. history. She followed that with a recurring role in the hit TV series, “Weeds”. In 2011 she starred in the massively popular series "La Reina del Sur" (Queen of the South), which is currently having renewed success on Netflix and has since been adapted in English on the USA network. Kate’s talent is versatile, with gritty performances in “Trade” opposite Kevin Cline, and “Julia” co-starring Tilda Swinton. In 2012 she gave two critically acclaimed performances, first in the Spanish language film “Colosio”, and second, in the English language film, K-11, in which she played a transsexual man.

    She also guest starred in the TV series, Grimm. In 2014 she lent her voice to "La Muerte” in Guillermo Del Toro's Golden Globe nominated "The Book of Life”, had a key role opposite Idris Elba in the hit film “No Good Deed”, and released a hit Spanish language thriller called, “Visitantes”. In 2015, she starred opposite Antonio Banderas in "The 33,” a film based on the true story of the trapped Chilean miners, and also had a recurring role in the popular TV series “Jane the Virgin”. Most recently, Kate has enjoyed some massive successes on Netflix, first with two seasons of the original series, “Ingobernable”, which she stars in and co-produced. Then came “The Day I Met El Chapo”, the acclaimed three-part documentary, which she also co-produced, about her now infamous meeting with Sean Penn and the notorious fugitive drug lord.

    Finally, there’s “La Reina Del Sur 2”, which broke ratings records on Telemundo and is now, along with “La Reina Del Sur 1”, one of the most streamed Spanish language series on Netflix. Kate is also the first Latina actress to be nominated for three prestigious New York Theater awards for her Off-Broadway hit play, “The Way She Spoke”, while simultaneously enjoying massive box office success in the blockbuster hit “Bad Boys for Life”, alongside Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, solidifying Kate Del Castillo as a strong female force in Hollywood. Besides being a successful actress, producer and entrepreneur, Kate is also an outspoken activist and humanitarian. She was appointed as Ambassador for the Mexican Commission on Human Rights to help combat human trafficking. She is also a spokesperson for PETA and has received numerous Humanitarian awards and recognitions. She also co-founded a non- profit foundation, “Los Angeles en México”. Kate owns her own brand of Tequila, “Honor Del Castillo”, and in 2019 she became a partner in MMA’s Combate Americas and started her all female production company, Cholawood Productions, which currently has a development deal with global content creator Endemol Shine Boomdog.

    Twitter: @katedelcastillo
    Instagram: @katedelcastillo
    Facebook: Kate Del Castillo

  • Actor, Musician – Hamilton + In The Heights

    Posted by · May 05, 2021 4:04 AM

    ANTHONY RAMOS (John Laurens/Philip Hamilton) will soon be seen as the lead in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s highly-anticipated “In the Heights” feature film directed by Jon M. Chu, released by Warner Bros. Ramos appeared in the Academy Award®-winning “A Star Is Born” opposite Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga as well as Neon’s “Monsters and Men,” for which he won the Imagen Award for best actor in a feature film. This fall you can see him in “Honest Thief,” opposite Liam Neeson. Ramos voiced a character in the recently released Dreamworks’ animated feature “Trolls: World Tour,” appeared in the worldwide box office hit “Godzilla: King of Monsters” and Spike Lee’s critically-acclaimed Netflix series, “She’s Gotta Have It.” His debut album for Republic Records, “The Good & the Bad,” was released to rave reviews and was immediately followed by a North American Tour of the same name.

    IG: @anthonyramosofficial

    TW: @Aramosofficial

  • Creator, Showrunner, Producer – “Vida”

    Posted by · May 05, 2021 4:03 AM

    Tanya Saracho is a playwright and television writer who serves as creator, showrunner, and executive producer of the critically-acclaimed series “Vida” on Starz, which earned 100% critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes for its first, second and third seasons. The show, which returned for a third and final season April 26th on Starz, featured all Latina directors in seasons one and two, including Saracho, who made her television directorial debut last year. The series had an all-Latinx writers room for seasons one and two, and in season three, the room was comprised of all Latina writers. Named one of “TV Scribes to Watch” by Variety in 2018, Saracho most recently received the Rising Star award at the Outfest Legacy Awards, and was also awarded the New Voice Award by Final Draft. “Vida” won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comedy Series and was nominated for a second year in a row for season two, and was honored by the National Hispanic Media Coalition with the 2019 Impact Award. The series won the Audience Award at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, and made its season two premiere as an Official Selection of the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. 

    Saracho is currently under an overall deal with Starz, and is developing a new series, “Brujas,” with Big Beach. Her television credits include “How to Get Away with Murder,” HBO's “Looking,” and “Devious Maids.”Saracho was named “Best New Playwright" by Chicago Magazine, and has had plays produced at New York City’s Primary Stages and 2nd Stage, as well as Victory Gardens Theatre, The Denver Theatre Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Goodman Theater, Steppenwolf Theater, Teatro Vista, Teatro Luna, Fountain Theater, Clubbed Thumb, NEXT Theater and 16th Street Theater. Saracho was also named one of nine national Latino "Luminarios" by Café Magazine, and received the first "Revolucionario" Award in Theater by the National Museum of Mexican Art. She is the founder of Teatro Luna (the first all-Latina Theatre Company in the  nation, now defunct) as well as the founder of ALTA (Alliance of Latino Theatre Artists). She is currently in development with South Coast Repertory and Two River Theatre. Saracho was born in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, México, and raised along the Texas border, spending the better part of her adult life in Chicago. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

  • Writer, Actress, Producer – GloNation Studios

    Posted by · May 05, 2021 4:01 AM

    Gloria Calderón Kellett is the executive producer, co-creator, co-showrunner, director and actress on the critically acclaimed sitcom One Day at a Time. The proud daughter of Cuban immigrants, Kellett graduated from Loyola Marymount University and went on to earn a Masters degree in Theatre from the University of London. She spent her early years as a writer/producer on numerous shows including Devious Maids, Rules of Engagement, and How I Met Your Mother. Her acting credits include Jane The Virgin, Angie Tribeca, Dead To Me, How I Met Your Mother, One Day at a Time, and ABC’s upcoming United We Fall, for which she also wrote. One of her proudest moments was appearing as a narrator on Drunk History (New Orleans).

    In directing, Calderón Kellett has worked on episodes of One Day at a Time, Mr. Iglesias, Merry Happy Whatever, United We Fall and the Mad About You revival. Currently, Ms. Calderón Kellett is co-showrunning season four of One Day at a Time, premiering on POP TV in March 2020. Calderón Kellett strives to create television that is accessible and inclusive. This year, she became an ambassador for the non-profit ReFrame and launched a “Hollywood 101” web series with Buzzfeed’s PeroLike. The series offers free advice to new artists at the beginning of their entertainment careers. Awards for her work include The Television Academy Honors, Mental Health America Media Award, ALMA Award, Imagen Award, Vanguard Award, NHMC Award, Sentinel Award, and The Voice Award. Calderón Kellett is also one of the few creatives to have the distinction of receiving a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes for One Day at a Time. She has been honored as an industry leader by The Hollywood Reporter in their Top Women in Entertainment issue, the THR100 list issue, and their 50 Agents of Change issue.