Freeform, Disney’s young adult television network, hosted the “Freeform Summit” this past Friday at Neuehouse Hollywood, in Hollywood, California. The network-wide event featured a series of panel discussions addressing activism, social change, representation in television and various other important cultural issues defining modern youth culture today. The panelists and speakers included talent, executives, showrunners and directors across multiple Freeform series spotlighting the brand new 2018 programming lineup including, grown-ish, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, Siren, and Alone Together. Fan-favorite shows including The Bold Type, The Fosters, and others were represented as well. The Freeform Summit also featured key influencers, tastemakers and pop culture titans who are embracing and effecting cultural change through storytelling, mentorship, and engagement.
The format of the summit was guided by Freeform’s identity, which continues to set itself apart from other content platforms by delivering stories that celebrate the power, possibility, and inclusivity of youth culture – stories that are bold, sophisticated, inspirational, culturally significant and most importantly, on the pulse of young adult life.
Panels at the summit focus on four main topics: “Millennials Are Destroying All The Industries,” “Understanding and Cultivating Love on and Off Screen,” “Exploring The Narrative Without Exploiting It” and “From Comics to Screen – Creating ‘Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger.
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