By Chris Gardner
November 13, 2020
The Nov. 19 benefit will also feature Adina Porter, Sahr Ngaujah and host Andy Allo.
Film2Future will honor writer and showrunner LaToya Morgan at the organization’s first Origins: In the Beginning virtual fundraiser. The event, scheduled for Nov. 19, supports Film2Future’s mission of creating a diversity pipeline for the entertainment industry.
Morgan recently partnered with J.J. Abrams to co-create and executive produce the HBO Max series Duster. She’s also known for her work on Shameless, Parenthood and The Walking Dead, among other credits.
“Growing up in L.A., I dreamed of the day I could create my own stories and get them on screen. I always wished for an organization like Film2Future which is doing incredible work building a pipeline for talented diverse students directly to the entertainment industry,” said Morgan, who previously participated on Film2Future’s Staying Creative in Uncertain Times panel. “Every time I speak with the students I’m inspired by the depths of their curiosity, commitment, and creativity.”
Added Rachel Miller, Film2Future founder and Haven Entertainment founding partner: “LaToya is superwoman — from show-running groundbreaking, inclusive shows to advocating for emerging writers, to speaking to our students to fighting for a fair election — she is dedicated to making change everywhere.”
The live-stream celebration will serve as a showcase for Film2Future graduates by premiering five original short films. Adina Porter has been tapped to present the student awards, Tony Award-nominated actor Sahr Ngaujah will perform, and Andy Allo is set to host the evening.
Morgan is repped by attorney Rob Szymanski.