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Producer and screenwriter Steven Canals speaks to BU students

Steven Canals, a well-known producer and screenwriter, returned virtually to talk with Binghamton University’s aspiring filmmakers and film enthusiasts alike about his path to success. Canals talked about his journey that began at Binghamton and landed him on the glorious grounds of Hollywood as the creator of FX’s “Pose.” Canals also provided helpful advice for those that are looking to become producers, screenwriters or directors.
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Steven Canals named keynote speaker for 2021 NALIP Latino Media Fest

The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) announced the second virtual edition of their annual Latino Media Fest, a 2-day celebration of Latinx industry talent taking place on their virtual platform LatinoMediaFest.com from October 13th-14th, 2021 and feature Emmy-nominated writer and director Steven Canals (Pose) as the event’s keynote speaker.
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