We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to BYO-coffee and chat with Maureen Ryan, author of Burn It Down: Power, Complicity, and a Call for Change in Hollywood, an exposé of patterns of harassment and bias in Hollywood, the grassroots reforms under way, and the labor and activist revolutions that recent scandals have ignited.
ATX TV Members will be able to ask Maureen questions about Burn It Down, her career, and of course discuss what she’s currently watching! The conversation will be hosted by an ATX TV Staff member to get things started, but this is for you to interact and hear directly from with our guest!
Since this is one of our community events, we’d love for you to attend with your camera turned on. This will be a free flowing conversation, but we will also utilize Zoom’s hand raising and chat functions as needed to make sure everyone who wants to speak has a chance!
About Maureen Ryan:
Critic and journalist Maureen “Mo” Ryan is a Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair, and has written for Entertainment Weekly, the New York Times, EW, Salon, GQ and Vulture. Prior to joining Vanity Fair, Ryan worked as a television critic at Variety, Huffington Post, and the Chicago Tribune. In addition to criticism, opinion pieces and feature stories about the entertainment industry, she has spent much of the last decade writing in-depth pieces on matters of inclusion, misconduct and abuse in Hollywood – and on efforts to make the industry better on a variety of fronts. Her first book, Burn It Down: Power, Complicity, and a Call for Change in Hollywood, is a deeper exploration of these issues, and comes out June 6. She lives in the Chicago area with her family, and more of her work can be found at moryan.com.