Tisch West: The Role of the Sensitivity Reader in Film & TV

Have you been working on a screenplay recently and are concerned with how your work will be received? Join Tisch West and special guest, sensitivity reader Alex Creswick, as she offers her expertise to studios, production companies, and individual screenwriter alike. Clients seek her specialty: a form of script analysis which focuses on both authentic and responsible representation. Even the strongest advocates for social justice may unintentionally include scenarios or characters that do not touch on the complexity of a situation or are built from misinformation. This event will provide the opportunity for creatives to better understand the importance of sensitivity readers, as well as the chance to voice their questions.

Join us on Wednesday, August 26 from 5 -7 PM PT (8 - 10 PM ET).

Alex Creswick
Alex Creswick

An MFA graduate of UCLA’s prestigious Producer’s Program, Alex Creswick (she/they) was most recently Vice President of Development and Production for financing production company Paradox Studios. Previously, they were Director of Development for BiFrost Pictures.

Over the course of their career, Alex has worked on a variety of films as a development and production executive, including serving as Co-Producer on Mark Steven Johnson’s Finding Steve McQueen; development and production executive for Black Butterfly and Trading Paint; Paul Bettany’s directorial debut Shelter, starring Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie; and Associate Producer for Don Cheadle’s Miles Ahead, amongst others. The have also produced web content, such as the hit web series School of Thrones and Muzzled the Musical, as well as on line branded content and commercial work. In 2018 they produced a sponsored content campaign between Legendary Digital and Wizards of the Coast, which culminated in a one-off special starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his personal Magic: The
Gathering card collection.

Alex currently works as a freelance social impact producer and development executive, with a focus in Diversity Editing and Sensitivity Reading—using her extensive personal, educational, and critical skills to help creators detect and alleviate unintentional bias and problematic content. Their latest produced feature, partially improvised ensemble drama The Blackout, is currently making the festival rounds, including the Bend Film Festival (2019) and Omaha Film Festival (2020). Dani and Alex are reuniting for the intimate family drama Mother of Mist.