Secretary of State John Kerry met with a number of major film studio heads on Tuesday for a discussion about how the movie industry can help fight narratives being pushed abroad by the Islamic State.
The 90-minute meeting, which was organized by Universal Pictures head Jeff Shell, was held at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.
The conference included a “brainstorming session” that included an exchange of ideas on how to involve storytellers in regions affected by the terror group, according to industry outlet Variety.
A source who attended the meeting told Variety the top film executives also exchanged observations on the international film and TV marketing and how it relates to sharing narratives across cultures.
“Let’s figure out how to involve people who are there,” the attendee told the outlet.
Kerry tweeted a photo of the meeting on Tuesday; however, he referred to the terror group as “Daesh,” which is a pejorative term used to describe the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).