"This region needs more: more diversity, more inclusion, more hard work. And the best part about that is, it's being done, but it's being done piecemeal. Adrienne does a movie; when someone else wants to do a 'Bread, My Sweet,' they have to reinvent the wheel, rather than having a knowledge base or a resource base to foster production."
Just one thought about the group's agenda: In addition to talking to the Allegheny Conference, organize a meeting with Innovation Works and some of the other leaders of the local technology entrepreneurship and investment community. Not only is that community working on those same issues, but there are synergies waiting to be explored with the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon.