Women in Entertainment 4th Annual Summit on October 11, 2018 with Geena Davis, Raelle Tucker, Kristin Campos and a behind the scenes DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Panel at the Skirball Cultural Center
“Our goal for the summit is to continually open conversations and in turn, open more doors for women in the entertainment world,” said Renee Rossi, co-founder of Women in Entertainment. “The women featured this year are dynamic visionaries and we are thrilled to have them share their knowledge with our audience.”
WIE one day conference will have panel discussions and fireside chats covering television, film, and sports. WIE founders Gretchen McCourt and Renee Rossi (Relativity Ventures) focuses on issues that affect women. The 2018 Summit will discuss everything from the ‘Me Too’ movement, women in leadership roles, how entertainment storytelling impacts social change, and the next generation of women creatives.
The schedule of events include DreamWorks Animation Television “She-Ra: Evolution of a Warrior Princess” panel before the Netflix Original Series release on November 16th. The panel will include the executive producer Noelle Stevenson, directors Jen Bennett & Kiki Monrique, art director Liz Kresin and story editor Josie Campbell.
WIE 2018 speakers include: Geena Davis, Actor, Producer and Founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media; Raelle Tucker, an executive producer on Netflix’s “Jessica Jones,” and HBO’s “True Blood”; Kristin Campos of Chernin Entertainment; Veronica Gentilli of entertainment One; Julie McNamara of CBS; Susan Cartsonis of Resonate Entertainment; Tina Exarhos of NowThis; Natascha French of VNTANA; Bernadette McCabe of MoviePass; Claudine Cazian Britz of Instagram; Anna Holmes, the founder of Jezebel; Winnie Kemp of Super Deluxe; Michelle Kantor of Cinefemme and “RuPaul’s Drag Race”; Deadra Bastarache of Anomaly Factor; Rachel Rusch of Bad Robot; Julie Candalaria of All About the 360, Inc.; Noelle Stevenson, executive producer, Jen Bennett and Kiki Monrique, directors , Liz Kresin, art director, and Josie Campbell, story editor of DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power among others still to be announced.
This years summit will once again conclude the day with groundbreaking female led cinema with a screening of Lisa D’Apolito’s captivating and moving documentary “Love, Gilda” followed by a panel discussion for the WIE attendees. In limited release now through Magnolia Pictures, this fascinating documentary chronicles the life of beloved comedian, actress and “Saturday Night Live” icon, Gilda Radner, through diaries, audiotapes, videotapes and testimonies from her friends and colleagues offering insight into the life and career.
This yearly event gathers women and men who are dedicated to celebrating the empowerment of women in all areas of the entertainment industry, here in Los Angeles. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Eventbrite Link here. More information can be found at www.womeninentertainment.com.
This years WIE sponsors include: Dreamworks Animation Television, MoviePass, Starz, and CBS.
Women in Entertainment launched in 2015 to bring together forward-thinkers from all areas of the entertainment industry to explore a variety of topics that greatly impact women: from human rights and women’s leadership, to storytelling across platforms and empowering the next generation of women to emerge as creative powerhouses.
Our programming is designed to spark a broader, more transparent dialogue that focuses on current and emerging topics with analysis and depth that has not yet been explored by a dedicated program. In the past year, we have launched networking evenings, mentorship programs, our WIE Network, and a series of workshops to provide women the tools to succeed. Together, we seek to find creative answers to the challenges facing women in the entertainment industry. WIE is a place of action, not accolades.
WIE is a limited liability corporation and a registered 501c3.