Tery Lopez is the Director of Inclusion and Equity at the Writers Guild of America West. Previously, she was conference director for the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (www.NALIP.org). Ms. Lopez began her career in the film industry as an assistant to producers, Moctesuma Esparza, and Robert Katz (Selena, Gettysburg, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge). Later, she worked as part of Moctesuma Esparza’s, Maya Pictures development team,producing 13 episodes of the Sí TV comedy series, Circumsized Cinema. She also worked as a post-production coordinator for the HBO film, Walkout, and was co-producer of the feature film Innocent Voices, which was Mexico's official entry to the 2005 Academy Awards. Tery received her B.A. in Telecommunications and Film from the California State University at Los Angeles and sits on the advisory board for the Latino Communications Institute at Cal State Fullerton.