There have been positive developments in the last year for women in television and film. Initiatives like the 4% challenge are making news, movies and tv identified as gender-balanced are getting ReFrame stamps, and companies like OWN, Annapurna, Netflix, & Sundance continue to expand opportunities for intersectional women, supporting great content in the process. Changes are happening, but are they happening fast enough, and how can industry insiders and fans help the forward momentum?

Come see the inspired, talented, powerhouse panelists of this year’s Women Rocking Hollywood share their perspectives, and talk about their exciting new projects. Scheduled to appear: Alison Emilio (director of ReFrame), Liesl Tommy (director: The Walking Dead, Respect), Cheryl Dunye (producing director: Queen Sugar, director: David Makes Man), Jen McGowan (director: Rust Creek, founder: Glass Elevator), Gloria Calderón Kellett (executive story editor: How I Met Your Mother, co-creator/writer/director: One Day at a Time), Catherine Hardwicke (director: Twilight, Don’t Look Deeper), C Fitz (director: Jewel’s Catch One, Queen Sugar), and Angela Robinson (writer/director/producer: True Blood, writer/director: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women). Moderator: Leslie Combemale (,

Saturday, July 20th 2:00-3:00pm, Room 7AB