May 2-7, 2017

Panel – Stories Matter, Presented by Hallmark and Unilever

May 3, 201712:00 pm1:00 pm

$15 general admission. $10 for students and seniors.

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Storytelling is the oldest form of entertainment and a good tale is timeless. But if great responsibility comes with great power, what did the power of narrative ask of us 100 years ago? What does it ask of us today? And what will it implore us to do tomorrow? To answer these questions, a handful of the industry’s best wordsmiths examine the written word as one of the most effective tools for social change.


Introduction: Tony Rogers | CMO | Walmart
Moderator: Malina Saval | Associate Editor, Features | VARIETY


William H. Macy | Oscar & Golden Globe nominee, Emmy and SAG Award Winning Actor, and Writer
Marilu Henner | Golden Globe Nominee and New York Times Best Selling Author
Rachel Winter | Academy Award Nominated Producer
Leila Djansi | Director | Cotton Twines
Lisa McNulty | Producing Artistic Director of Women’s Project Theater
Kathy O’Brien | Vice President of Skin and Marketing Services | Unilever

Panel Discussion