Speaker Kristen Marston

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Kristen Marston

Culture & Entertainment Advocacy Director

Color of Change

With unique expertise at the intersection of the entertainment and nonprofit industries, Kristen is skilled at translating social issues from communities on the ground into film, TV, and advertising projects. She’s worked with big brands like Nike and consulted on popular television shows like ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and the Emmy-winning Netflix series, When They See Us and has collaborated with companies to include Netflix, HBO Max, MTV, Amazon, and Lionsgate. To date, she has advised on over 100 entertainment projects across networks through working with writers rooms, creative executives, researchers, and advertisers to create media content that is reflective of women, Black people, communities of color, and the issues that affect us.

Most recently through her role as Culture & Entertainment Advocacy Director at the racial justice nonprofit Color Of Change, she helped launched a groundbreaking study on crime procedurals called Normalizing Injustice and worked to launch the #ChangeHollywood initiative in collaboration with Michael B. Jordan to provide actionable solutions Hollywood can take to move the industry towards real change. Currently she serves as Culture & Entertainment Advocacy Director at Color Of Change.

Speaking on: Expanding your audience through the power of diverse storytelling (panel + mixer)

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures


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