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Saturday, July 15, 5:00-6:00 pm, Steven J. Ross Theater

AT&T believes that connecting people—to each other and to their passions—is vital. That’s why AT&T has been the presenting sponsor of the Tribeca Film Festival since 2014. Earlier this year, AT&T and Tribeca collaborated to give the world access to stories from underrepresented filmmakers that deserve to be seen with the new film initiative, AT&T Presents: Untold Stories.

Join us for a panel discussion with esteemed industry experts as we explore this collaboration and recap the inaugural year of the Untold Stories program. We’ll get an update from this year’s winning filmmaker about how he’s using the $1 million prize to help make his movie. We’ll also discuss how the film industry can continue to push the boundaries of storytelling, while emphasizing diversity and connecting audiences to content they crave.

After the Session Interview

Finding the Million Dollar Film - Full Session

Chief Brand Officer

Fiona Carter is Chief Brand Officer for AT&T, a global leader in the rapidly converging telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) space. She oversees global brand marketing, advertising, media and sponsorships, as well as the integration of brand leadership into the company's business strategies. Fiona is a passionate advocate for female equality and leads AT&T’s participation in the Association of National Advertisers Alliance for Family Entertainment’s (ANA AFE) #SeeHer campaign to improve how girls and women are portrayed in the media.

Prior to joining AT&T, Fiona spent 20 years building brands and driving business results for Fortune 500 Companies such as GE, Bank of America and P&G.

Fiona grew up in England and spent the first half of her career in London, eventually overseeing the famous multi-award-winning Tesco advertising campaign Every Little Helps. She moved to New York in 2000 to work at the advertising agency BBDO, where she led the development of the Imagination at Work, Ecomagination and Healthymagination platforms for GE around the world.

She went on to lead the Bank of America business for Omnicom, overseeing the integration of over 12 agencies and guiding the brand through the turbulence of the financial crisis and the integration of acquisitions such as Countrywide and Merrill Lynch.

She moved on to a similar Omnicom role for P&G, and then spent two years as COO of the DAS Advertising, Research and Branding agencies at Omnicom where she developed digital, innovation and growth strategies for agencies such as Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Merkley + Partners, and Wolff Olins.

Fiona is based in New York and likes to spend any free time she has with her family on the beaches of Montauk or cheering on the Mets.

Amy Hobby, Tribeca Film Institute
Executive Director
Tribeca Film Institute

Amy Hobby is an Academy Award-Nominated and Emmy Award-Winning producer who currently serves as the Executive Director of the Tribeca Film Institute—a year-round nonprofit that supports storytellers from underserved communities. Ms. Hobby previously co-founded Tangerine Entertainment, the first production company to produce and cultivate audiences solely for content created by women.

Faraday Okoro, Filmmaker

Faraday Okoro is a New York City-based Nigerian-American filmmaker. He attended Howard University and NYU Graduate Film School. Faraday’s films have screened in numerous film festivals worldwide, including Tribeca, LA Film Festival, and the Palm Springs International Shortsfest. In 2016, Faraday was included in MovieMaker Magazine’s 25 Screenwriters to Watch.

Jeffrey Wright, Actor

Tony, Emmy, AFI and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Jeffrey Wright has enjoyed an illustrious career that has spanned the worlds of theatre, film, and television. Wright can be seen playing Bernard Lowe in HBO’s reimagining of Michael Crichton’s 1973 film, WESTWORLD.