Women Rocking Hollywood 2021: San Diego Comic-Con@Home Edition premiered at their online event July 23-25, 2021
Women Rocking Hollywood 2021 Comic-Con@Home Edition: Supporting Female Filmmakers in a Post-Covid World
Now in our 6th year at the San Diego Comic-Con, the Women Rocking Hollywood panel continues to provide a platform for women navigating the challenges of working behind the camera in film and TV. The industry that has historically been out of balance and skewed toward what director Catherine Hardwicke calls “pale and male” is now grappling with how the major studios, independent productions, and streaming media will proceed in a post-pandemic world. How can we keep the momentum moving forward, and keep the importance of hiring and amplifying the work of more female filmmakers top of mind with gatekeepers that can help bring about parity? One way is to celebrate the work of women creating great content. Join Kate Herron (director: Sex Education, exec producer/director: Loki), Sian Heder (producer/writer/director: Orange is the New Black, writer/director: CODA) Christina M. Kim (exec producer/writer: Blindspot, exec producer/show runner: Kung Fu) Shaz Bennett (writer/director: Alaska is a Drag, director: Queen Sugar), and Ebony Adams (Manager of Public Programs: Women in Film) as they discuss their current and upcoming projects, as well as the state of the industry. Moderated by Leslie Combemale (senior contributor: Alliance of Women Film Journalists, producer/creator: Women Rocking Hollywood).
Stay tuned for the date and time to be announced, and for the link to watch the panel on Comic-Con International's YouTube page!