Horror is changing into a colorful landscape. The International Screenwriters Association (ISA) hosted us along with top industry filmmakers, writers, and creatives for a discussion on intersectional diversity in horror. American Horror Story: 1984 / Pose actress Angelica Ross, Horror Noire executive producer / writer / educator Tananarive Due, Ronald / Thicke filmmaker Britt Banks, and Jasmyne Peck, director of development at Black Film Allegiance all joined us for an insightful, needed dialogue.
Our panel explored topics of representation, allyship, and communal fears. Tananarive gave stellar advice on writing outside of your comfort zone. Angelica emphasized the importance of “building while you’re climbing” while also teasing her involvement in American Horror Story’s 10th season. Jasmyne suggested an important critique on praise of allyship. Britt even shared her own personal connection to A24’s Midsommar.
We’re grateful for all of our engaging panelists and the gems they dropped during our hour-and-a-half discussion. None of this would be possible without our supportive partners at the ISA and our eager audience. Add your own color to the conversation by commenting and subscribing via YouTube. Catch the full video above.