ASIFA-Hollywood and BRIC Foundation Unite Industry Leaders to Address DEIA Challenges Across Entertainment, Animation, Gaming and VFX

The Executive Breakfast Conversation, Hosted by Baron Davis, Opens the 6th Annual BRIC Summit

BURBANK, CA (March 8, 2024) – ASIFA-Hollywood is pleased to partner with the BRIC Foundation to host an Executive Breakfast Conversation aimed at fostering meaningful discussions on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) within the entertainment industry. The event will be hosted by Baron Davis, investor, serial entrepreneur, two-time NBA All-Star, and creator of thought-provoking content and digital platforms.

The Executive Breakfast Conversation invites senior leadership and c-suite executives across animation, gaming, and visual effects to engage in candid dialogue about the challenges and opportunities surrounding DEIA efforts. This exclusive convening is designed to encourage collaboration among industry leaders, allowing them to share insights and explore actionable solutions that can be implemented within their respective companies.

The BRIC Foundation, dedicated to increasing representation in entertainment, gaming, media, and tech industries, was recently presented with the June Foray Award for significant benevolent impact at the 51st Annie Awards. The Executive Breakfast event sets the stage for the sixth annual BRIC Summit on March 15th, the organization’s annual think tank event that focuses on creating solutions that support and nurture rising creative talent from underrepresented groups.

“We have been floored by the progress BRIC has made paving a path towards inclusion and diversity on every level in the animation industry and education systems across the country and invite the leaders of our industry to join this vital conversation,” says Aubry Mintz, Interim Executive Director of ASIFA-Hollywood.

The Executive Breakfast Conversation serves as a platform for executives to exchange ideas, best practices, and strategies to advance DEIA initiatives within their organizations. Confirmed participants include BRC Imagination Arts, Dentsu, Disney Branded Television, Skydance Animation, Titmouse, Inc., and Warner Bros Discovery, among others. Attendance is by invitation only; senior executives interested in participating are encouraged to contact for more information.

About ASIFA-Hollywood
ASIFA-Hollywood is the world’s first and foremost professional organization dedicated to promoting the Art of Animation and celebrating the people who create it. Today, ASIFA-Hollywood, the largest chapter of the international organization ASIFA, supports a wide range of animation activities and preservation efforts through its membership. Current initiatives include the Animation Archive, Animation Aid Foundation, animated film preservation, open-source software support, special events, classes, and screenings.

Created in 1972 by veteran voice talent June Foray, the Annie Awards™ have grown in scope and stature for five decades. For information on the Annie Awards™ and ASIFA-Hollywood, please visit and

About BRIC Foundation
BRIC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit company dedicated to increasing representation in Entertainment, Gaming, Media and Tech. Founded in 2018 and led by Nicole Hendrix and Alison Mann, BRIC Foundation was created to change how entertainment companies approach and discuss hiring around diversity. By teaming up with Education, Government, Non-Profit, and Industry partners, BRIC is proud to be creating equitable pathways for future generations of diverse creators to tell their stories and make an impact on the world. To learn more about BRIC, visit or follow @bricfound on social media.