- Enzian Theater
Thursday, 4-15 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Perseverance: Women In The Industry
Sponsored by Women In Film & Television - Florida
“The time has come,” revealed Barbra Streisand at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards as she presented the “Best Director” Oscar to Kathryn Bigelow, the first Woman to win an Academy Award in that category and only the fourth ever nominated for the prize.
What does this achievement mean for women working in the motion picture industry and how have things changed over the years?
Breaking into the biz is tough for anyone, but what are the unique challenges facing women today?
A stellar panel of visionaries (from newcomers to seasoned veterans) will discuss their personal experiences and what it means to be a successful woman working in the entertainment industry today.
Panelists include two-time Academy Award®-nominated actress Gena Rowlands (The Notebook), casting director Ellen Parks (Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus, Secretary, Flirting With Disaster), producer and music/film/media consultant Janice Ginsburg (Teenage Paparazzo, Snow Angels, The Dreamers), documentary director/distributor Cambria Matlow (Lake Tahoe, Munyurangabo, Burning in the Sun), and entertainment attorney Craig Emanuel (Clients including Peter Weir, Robert Rodriguez, Gary Oldman, Julie Delpy & Cathy Schulman)
Panel moderator is producer/director Sylvia Caminer (Love N’ Dancing, Blue Moon, The Deli, Men Lie).
Gena Rowlands appears courtesy of the Visiting Artists Program of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.