EXCLUSIVE: Shondaland’s Betsy Beers, Empire executive producer Ilene Chaiken and Bad Moms producer Suzanne Todd, have been added to the list of speakers at the 2nd annual Women in Entertainment Summit presented by ArcLight Cinemas. They will be joined by other producers, execs, and filmmakers at the November 10 event at the Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles to address equality, diversity, and women’s leadership in Hollywood.
The event will include panel discussions, fireside chats, and keynotes to tackle topics including steps to ensure diversity and equality, inspiring the next generation of creatives to follow their passions, the need for female-led storytelling, and the building of strong female characters. More info here.
Below is the full list of recently added speakers:
Suzanne Todd, Producer of Bad Moms, Alice in Wonderland, and Across the Universe
Chiara Tilesi, Founder of We Do It Together
Haifaa al-Mansour, Director and Writer of Wadjda and Saudi Arabia’s first female filmmaker
Alexandra Patsavas, Founder of Chop Shop Music Supervision
Shohreh Aghdashloo, Actress, House of Saddam (HBO), The Expanse (Syfy)
Betsy Beers, ShondaLand partner and Co-Executive Producer
Dalia Ganz, Director of Digital & Partnership Marketing for Freeform
Linda Ong, CEO of TruthCo
Ilene Chaiken, Co-Creator, The L-Word and Executive Producer, Empire
Susan Wright, CEO of Criterion Group
Lydia Dean-Pilcher, Producers Guild of America Vice President, Motion Pictures
Amanda Hill, Chief Marketing Officer, A&E Networks
Robin Bronk, CEO of The Creative Coalition
Allison Schroeder, Co-Chair of the WGA Committee of Women Writers
Jennifer Warren, Alliance of Women Directors Founder & Chairperson
Madeline Di Nonno, CEO of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media
Jessica Sharzer, Writer and Executive Producer, Dirty Dancing remake (ABC)
Tish Ciravolo, President and Founder of Daisy Rock Guitars
Kara Holden, Screenwriter
Kieran Medina from OutFest
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