WATCH: Kerry Washington on the Role of Technology in Her New Facebook Series ‘Five Points’

Facebook’s Fidji Simo talks with Golden Globe nominated Actress Kerry Washington.

Fidji Simo, Facebook’s VP of Product for Video will talk with Kerry Washington, Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress, producer and activist, and Executive Producer of the upcoming Facebook Watch show, ‘Five Points.’ The conversation will explore the innovative ways in which the cast and creators of Five Points will use Facebook to build and develop community.Facebook is the official social media partner of C Space during #CES2018

Posted by Facebook Business on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Scandal star Kerry Washington attended a conversation at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to discuss her upcoming Facebook series Five Points, a 10-episode original drama series that follows about five students at a South Side Chicago high school who each experience a life-changing event from a different point of view. The series will take all of their unique perspectives to understand the truth.

The conversation at CES revolved around the role of social media in today’s society and how technology is changing the landscape of Hollywood.  “The latest inspiration for storytelling in the digital and tech space involves more voices at the storytelling table,” Washington shared. “Hollywood is going to spend a lot of time grappling with this… The power of the gatekeepers is being lessened and lessened.”

The series is a high-profile example of the evolution of video on Facebook, which started with short videos that automatically began playing as a user thumbed through his or her news feed and moved into live streaming with Facebook Live.

Check out the entire conversation above, and be sure to tune into the new series!

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