W. Kamau Bell, Barbara Kopple, and Ramin Bahrani added to Rolling Stone and Variety ‘Truth Seekers’ Summit
Variety and Rolling Stone are pleased to announce that W. Kamau Bell, Barbara Kopple, and Ramin Bahrani have been added to keynote the Truth Seekers Summit, presented by Showtime Documentary Films, on Aug. 25 at 849 6th Avenue in New York.
Bell, whose Showtime series We Need to Talk About Cosby recently received four Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series, will speak about his creative process as a filmmaker.
Kopple, behind Academy Award-winning documentaries Harlan County, USA, and American Dream will share her experiences in conceiving and developing nonfiction storytelling.
She will also be presented with the Variety and Rolling Stone Truth Seekers Award for Documentary Filmmaking.
Bahrani, who directed the dramas The White Tiger and Chop Shop, will speak about working on his first documentary feature 2nd Chance.
Bell, Kopple, and Bahrani join an elite group of previously announced Truth Seekers Summit speakers, including Lesley Stahl, who will be receiving the Truth Seekers Award for Media.
Other previously announced speakers include MSNBC President Rashida Jones, CBS News President Neeraj Khemlani, host of Comedy Central’s Hell of a Week Charlamagne tha God, and The Dropout podcast host and series executive producer Rebecca Jarvis, among others.
Register for virtual access to the summit here: Variety.com/Truthseekers