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Premieres on April 11 at 8 p.m. PT with streaming on pbssocal.org/cyberwork and on the free PBS App

At 4/9 Exclusive Premiere Screening Event for PBS SoCal’s

CYBERWORK AND THE AMERICAN DREAM

 

Exclusive Premiere Screening Attended by Tech Community at LMU’s Playa Vista Campus

 

Director of Microsoft AI Brian Marble, Chief Executive Officer of Skillful Beth Cobert, Director of Career Pathways at Microsoft Joshua Winter and Senior Program Manager of Microsoft Philanthropies Jolenta Coleman Bush at PBS SoCal’s special premiere screening event at Loyola Marymount University on April 9, 2019 to launch the new documentary CyberWork and the American Dream. Photo courtesy of PBS SoCal

On Tues., Apr. 9 from 7-9:30 p.m., PBS SoCal held the premiere screening for the new documentary CYBERWORK AND THE AMERICAN DREAM at the Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television in Playa Vista. Guests were welcomed with opening remarks from Associate Professor & Chair of Animation Tom Klein as well as President and CEO of Public Media Group of Southern California Andrew Russell. The event celebrated the launch of the new PBS SoCal documentary CYBERWORK AND THE AMERICAN DREAM which will premiere on April 11 at 8 p.m. PT with streaming on pbssocal.org/cyberwork and on the free PBS App.

Co-Producer/Narrator Elizabeth Cobbs, Marketplace Tech Host Molly Wood and Director/Producer James Shelley at PBS SoCal’s special premiere screening event at Loyola Marymount University on April 9, 2019 to launch the new documentary CyberWork and the American Dream. Photo courtesy of PBS SoCal

CYBERWORK AND THE AMERICAN DREAM is a one-hour documentary designed to spark a conversation about the impending transformation of jobs by artificial intelligence (AI), with a balanced debate among experts on how both workers and employers can prepare for the impending disruption.

Director of Career Pathways at Microsoft Joshua Winter, Co-Producer/Narrator Elizabeth Cobbs, PwC Partner Amy Peirce, Chief Executive Officer of Skillful Beth Cobert Wood and Director/Producer James Shelley at PBS SoCal’s special premiere screening event at Loyola Marymount University on April 9, 2019 to launch the new documentary CyberWork and the American Dream. Photo courtesy of PBS SoCal

The documentary features a diverse cast of experts and notable voices including tech entrepreneur and businessman / NBA’s Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, co-director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy Andrew McAfee, chess champion Garry Kasparov, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, historian Niall Ferguson and more than a dozen scholars and innovators who add contrasting perspectives.

Director/Producer James Shelley, Co-Producer/Narrator Elizabeth Cobbs, Marketplace Tech Host Molly Wood, PwC Partner Amy Peirce, Chief Executive Officer of Skillful Beth Cobert and Director of Career Pathways at Microsoft Joshua Winter at PBS SoCal’s special premiere screening event at Loyola Marymount University on April 9, 2019 to launch the new documentary CyberWork and the American Dream. Photo courtesy of PBS SoCal

 

Over 100 guests attended the event that began with a reception catered by Fundamental in the very modern and tech savvy Playa del Rey facility.  After the welcome from Klein and Russell, the film kicked off its premiere, the first of eight screenings across the country (full list below).

Reception at PBS SoCal’s special premiere screening event at Loyola Marymount University on April 9, 2019 to launch the new documentary CyberWork and the American Dream. Photo courtesy of PBS SoCal

Guests included LMU students, the Silicon Beach community, PBS SoCal major donors and cast/crew from the film.  Following the screening, PBS SoCal hosted a Facebook Live streaming of a panel discussion that was moderated by Marketplace Tech Host Molly Wood and featured special guests interviewed in the documentary as well as experts in the field including Chief Executive Officer of Skillful Beth Cobert, Director of Career Pathways at Microsoft Joshua Winter, PwC Partner Amy Peirce, Co-Producer/Narrator Elizabeth Cobbs and Director/Producer James Shelley. The evening ended with an audience Q&A.

Host of Marketplace Tech Molly Wood, Co-Producer/Narrator Elizabeth Cobbs, Director/Producer James Shelley & Associate Professor & Chair of Animation, School of Film+Television at LM Tom Klein. Photo courtesy of PBS SoCal

For more information on the panelists go to PBSSocal.org/cyberworkevent

Facebook Live:

https://www.facebook.com/PBSSoCal/posts/323393351710482/

Upcoming Screenings of CYBERWORK AND THE AMERICAN DREAM:

April 15, Texas – Texas A&M
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cyberwork-and-the-american-dream-documentary-screening-panel-tickets-55664632414

April 22,  Washington, DC – Cato Institute  https://www.cato.org/event/cyberwork-american-dream

April 23, New York – NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cyberwork-and-the-american-dream-documentary-screening-panel-tickets-55664881158

April 24, Boston – MIT
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cyberwork-and-the-american-dream-documentary-screening-fireside-chat-tickets-59897032637

April 25 Newton, MA – Newton Public Library
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cyberwork-and-the-american-dream-documentary-screening-panel-tickets-53818073306

May, 7 Palo Alto, CA – Stanford University/Hoover Institution
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cyberwork-and-the-american-dream-screening-panel-tickets-59895102865

May 14, Evanston, IL – Northwestern University
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cyberwork-and-the-american-dream-documentary-screening-panel-tickets-59894577293