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Viola Davis, Julius Tennon, Marlee Matlin to Keynote Variety’s 2019 Inclusion Summit

Variety shares that Viola is one of the keynote speakers for the Variety Inclusion Summit this week.

Viola Davis, Julius Tennon and Marlee Matlin will be some of the keynote speakers at Variety‘s 2019 Inclusion Summit on Thursday.

Davis and Tennon, spouses and co-presidents of Juvee Productions, will speak with Variety‘s co-editor in chief, Claudia Eller, about their production company’s mission to push for more inclusive storytelling in TV and film. Matlin, the only deaf performer to win an Academy Award, will speak about her long film career and work with the Ruderman Family Foundation, a private organization that supports people with disabilities.

Additional highlights at the summit include a roundtable discussion of Lifetime’s groundbreaking “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary featuring survivors and executive producers behind the project.

“People with disabilities are the largest minority group in the world, representing 20 percent of the population, yet seldom are they authentically represented in film and TV projects,” said Jay Ruderman, president of Ruderman Family Foundation. “Variety’s Inclusion Summit is the ideal forum for an overdue elevated conversation about the authentic casting of people with disabilities in the entertainment industry.”

The day-long conference will include various panels with celebrities and Hollywood executives speaking about gender, disability, sexual identity, ethnicity and age representation in the entertainment industry. Journalist Ann Curry and “Chasing the Cure” showrunner Kim Bondy will participate in another keynote moderated by Eller, and Karamo Brown of “Queer Eye,” #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke and “The Real” host Tamera Mowry-Housley will also speak at several panels.

“Variety’s Inclusion Summit provides a platform to continue the ongoing and necessary conversation to overcome systemic biases in the industry,” said Michelle Sobrino-Stearns, Variety’s group publisher and chief revenue officer. “Our panels and keynotes further explore the opportunities and challenges in supporting underrepresented communities in this industry.”

Ruderman Family Foundation is the premier partner of Inclusion, City National Bank is an official partner and the Oprah Winfrey Network is a supporting partner.

More information on the Inclusion Summit can be found on the event website.

A Touch of Sugar Screening

I have added images to the gallery from last night’s screening of A Touch of Sugar of Viola posing with some of her family.

Gallery Links:
Viola Davis Online > 2019 > April 25 | A Touch of Sugar Screening – New York City

Viola Goes Skydiving

This is so fun! Love how excited she was!

NAACP Image Awards

Recently Viola attended the NAACP Image Awards and looked beautiful in a white pant suit!

Gallery Links:
Viola Davis Online > 2019 > March 30 | NAACP Image Awards – Ceremony
Viola Davis Online > 2019 > March 30 | NAACP Image Awards – Backstage

2019 BAFTA Awards

Viola looked stunning on Julius’ arm as they attended the BAFTA Awards this weekend in London.

Gallery Links:
Viola Davis Online > 2019 > February 10 | BAFTA Awards
Viola Davis Online > 2019 > February 10 | BAFTA Awards – Netflix Party

Sundance Film Festival – Troop Zero Premiere

Viola is in Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival promoting her new film Troop Zero.

Gallery Links:
Viola Davis Online > 2019 > February 1 | Sundance Film Festival – Troop Zero Premiere

Gallery Update | Events & Appearances Completed

I have been doing some back ground updating the last little one and have finished adding the rest of the images from events and guest appearances that Viola has done since she started her career in Hollywood.

Gallery Links:
Viola Davis Online > EVENTS And APPEARANCES

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