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Growing Up Is Hard: A New Generation of YA Protagonists
45 min.
Being a teenager has always been hard, but the issues they are facing in 2021 are beyond most adults’ comprehension. How these issues are portrayed on TV is as widely varied as the matters themselves and differs greatly depending on the perspective of the protagonist. These YA creators and actors discuss how they approach these stories based on who their character(s) is: their race, gender, sexuality, socio-economic level, religion, etc. And how do each of these elements change how these complex stories are told?
Screenings
Panelists
Gina Fattore, Tracey Wigfield, Michael Cimino, Kaylee Bryant
Moderator
Philiana Ng

Gina Fattore
Showrunner/Executive Producer, "Dare Me"
Tracey Wigfield
Showrunner/Writer/Executive Producer, "Saved by the Bell"
Michael Cimino
Actor, "Love, Victor"
Kaylee Bryant
Actor, "Legacies"
Philiana Ng
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