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Don’t Feed Your Bias: Changing the Story with Ivan Williams, EVP of Scenario Entertainment - Changing the Story

Don’t Feed Your Bias: Changing the Story with Ivan Williams, EVP of Scenario Entertainment

Implicit bias is a struggle we all face, especially in trying to create a more diverse and inclusive world. Hear the story of Ivan Williams, who transformed from chemical engineer into a Hollywood champion against bias by tapping into the power of storytelling.

Our Guest

Ivan Williams is an executive producer and an Executive Vice President for a Hollywood story development firm called Scenario Entertainment. However, Ivan’s career has spanned several industries. He was a chemical engineer, who designed advanced computer controls and artificial intelligence applications for oil refineries. Ivan was also a senior business leader at major energy and engineering companies (ARCO, BP, and WorleyParsons) for over 35-years. In addition, Ivan is an entrepreneur and helped create an innovative film production studio and a media tech startup company that is revolutionizing the tv industry. This was all on top of producing multiple entertainment projects from films to Broadway.

Topics discussed in this episode: 

  • Opening the door to diverse voices in Hollywood
  • Tapping into the power of storytelling
  • Youth culture is leading the charge
  • Expand your bubble

Resources mentioned in this episode: 

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