Wed. June 10, 2020 @ 18:00 PDT

Awards Spotlight: Visible: Out on Television

Visible: Out on Television investigates the importance of TV as an intimate medium that has shaped the American conscience, and how the LGBTQ movement has shaped television. Combining archival footage with interviews with key players from the movement and the screen, the docuseries is narrated by Janet Mock, Margaret Cho, Asia Kate Dillon, Neil Patrick Harris, and Lena Waithe. Each hour-long episode will explore themes such as invisibility, homophobia, the evolution of the LGBTQ character, and coming out in the television industry.

Join us for a digital conversation featuring Director Ryan White, Producer Jessica Hargrave, Executive Producers Wanda Sykes and Wilson Cruz moderated by Jazz Tangcay, Artisans Editor, Variety.

Your RSVP includes access to exclusive screeners of all five episodes of Visible: Out on Television.


Ryan White, Director/Producer

Ryan White is the director of Assassins, a feature film about the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader, which premiered at Sundance to rave reviews. White also directed the five-part series Visible: Out on Television, the first documentary series on Apple TV+ which explores the history of the LGBTQ movement through the lens of television. White is the director of Ask Dr. Ruth (Hulu), a documentary portrait that chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America’s most famous sex therapist. He directed The Keepers, an Emmy-nominated seven-part Netflix documentary series that investigates the unsolved murder of a young nun in Baltimore and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death. White directed The Case Against 8, a behind-the-scenes look at the five-year battle to overturn Proposition 8. The film won the Directing Award at Sundance, had its broadcast premiere on HBO, was nominated for two Emmys and was shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Documentary. White is also the director of Serena (Epix), a year in the life of tennis legend Serena Williams, Good Ol’ Freda (Magnolia Pictures), which tells the story of the Beatles’ longtime secretary Freda Kelly, and Pelada (PBS, Cinetic), a journey around the world through the lens of pick-up soccer. White studied Documentary Film at Duke University.

Jessica Hargrave, Producer

Jessica Hargrave is the producer of Assassins, a feature film about the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader, which premiered at Sundance to rave reviews. Hargrave also produced the five-part series Visible: Out on Television, the first documentary series on Apple TV+ which explores the history of the LGBTQ movement through the lens of television. Hargrave is the producer of Ask Dr. Ruth (Hulu), a documentary portrait chronicling the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America’s most famous sex therapist. She is the executive producer of The Keepers, a seven-part Emmy-nominated Netflix documentary series that investigates the unsolved murder of a young nun in Baltimore and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death. Prior, Hargrave was the producer/writer of Good Ol’ Freda (Magnolia Pictures), which tells the story of the Beatles’ longtime secretary Freda Kelly, and the co-producer of The Case Against 8 (HBO), a behind-the-scenes look at the five-year battle to overturn Proposition 8. The Case Against 8 was nominated for two Emmys and shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Documentary. Hargrave was the producer of marketing and distribution for Pelada (PBS, Cinetic), a journey around the world through the lens of pick-up soccer. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Emory University.