Bi+ people have been historically underrepresented in film and TV, both in front of and behind the camera. Studies have shown a quantitative increase in bi+ representation in film and TV over the last decade. While valid, this research only tells part of the story. Of the larger LGBTQ+ community, bi+ people are still among the least represented groups on screen. When bi+ characters are depicted on screen, they are largely stereotypical and reductive.
Rewrite the BiLine in partnership with Still Bisexual is excited to host this 2-hour virtual event featuring our guest presenter, Aaron Hammersely (any/all). Aaron is a producer & filmmaker currently at Walt Disney Studios. Aaron has worked on feature films and TV shows for Warner Brothers, NBC-Universal, Paramount, Netflix and HBO. Aaron is known for their work on classic movies such as X-Men and recent releases such as Rebel Moon and Fabelmans, among others.
Who is the event for? If you are a film or TV creator hoping to develop more authentic and nuanced bi+ characters and storylines, this event is for you! If you are an LGBTQ+ advocate, this event is for you!
What will you learn? You will learn more about the context in which film and TV creators are working to expand bi+ representation, and we will provide you with some tools to assess the quality of bi+ representation in a film or TV script. This event also features a Q/A with Aaron and Rewrite the BiLine’s founder, Christina Fialho.