The Emmy and Golden Globe winner and the Me Too Movement founder will address entertainment marketers at PromaxBDA’s annual event about how to create real change

Conference to take place June 11, 12, 13, 14 in New York City

LOS ANGELES – April 25, 2018 —Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Laura Dern (Big Little Lies, Star Wars: The Last Hero, Twin Peaks) and Me Too Movement founder Tarana Burke are joining together to talk about how to create real change at this year’s PromaxBDA Conference in New York City, the association announced today.

Dern earned Emmy and Golden Globe wins this year for her role on HBO’s Big Little Lies. She galvanized Hollywood with her Golden Globe acceptance speech urging "restorative justice" in response to abuse and bullying in the entertainment industry and beyond, and Burke is the activist who launched the groundbreaking Me Too Movement which continues to reshape how we talk about sexual abuse and gender equity.

"At PromaxBDA, we believe change opens up new opportunities for strong and innovative storytelling," said Steve Kazanjian, President and CEO of PromaxBDA. "We’re honored to welcome Laura Dern and Tarana Burke as we showcase and celebrate the real change makers reshaping our global entertainment and media landscape."

PromaxBDA is the global association for the entertainment marketing industry, representing thousands of individuals working at the world’s leading media companies, agencies, and content providers. More than 2,400 marketers and creatives from the C-suite to entry level will attend the conference for four days that focus on the innovators and brands driving real change in the entertainment industry and beyond.

Speakers for the June conference include Kelly Campbell, CMO, Hulu; Angela Courtin, Global Head of Marketing, YouTube TV & Originals; Rebecca Daugherty, EVP, Marketing, ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios; Simon Doonan, Creative Ambassador-at-Large, Barneys New York; Dawn Ostroff, President, Condé Nast Entertainment; and Scott Rogowsky, comedian and host, HQ Trivia.

Chris Allieri
Mulberry & Astor
(646) 245-8937

Conference Curation and Speakers:
Laura Danford Mandel
(212) 960-8468

About PromaxBDA
PromaxBDA is the global association for the entertainment marketing industry, representing thousands of people who create, market, and distribute content in media. We foster community, creativity, and inspiration to drive bottom line results. PromaxBDA members create the biggest brands in entertainment, celebrate excellence, and support the next generation of industry talent. More: https://www.promaxbda.org

About the 2018 PromaxBDA Conference
The annual Conference brings together the top marketing and design teams from across the industry to explore new strategies, network, and showcase the greatest creative in entertainment marketing. The Conference will close on June 14 with the 2018 PromaxBDA Awards, the world’s premier prize for outstanding achievement in entertainment marketing and design.