2020 was meant to be a banner year for women in film. This January, the press out of Sundance offered glowing reviews and suggested a promising future for genre, mainstream, and indie movies helmed by women. Then the pandemic swept the world. It has halted production, is actively changing the future for all film professionals, while also greater amplifying streamed content. Hear from a talented collection of female filmmakers about the current and future release of their projects, as well as how advocacy groups like ReFrame, Glass Elevator, and Women in Film: LA are helping women working in the industry, to not only cope with an uncertain present, but change the landscape as it reforms, and thrive as productions begin anew. Joining in the conversation are Jen McGowan (director: Rust Creek, upcoming season 2: The Twilight Zone), C Fitz (director, Jewel’s Catch OneQueen Sugar), Hanelle Culpepper (director, Star Trek: Picard, upcoming season 2: NOS4A2) and Rosemary Rodriguez (The Walking DeadHome Before Dark). Moderated by Leslie Combemale, (film critic/journalist: The Alliance of Women Film Journalists, founder: Women Rocking Hollywood)


  • Hanelle Culpepper • Twitter: @Hillview798• Instagram: @hanelleculpepper
  • Rosemary Rodriguez •Twitter: @rosemarydirects• Instagram: @rosemarydirects
  • Jen McGowan • Twitter @IAmJenMcG
  • C Fitz • Twitter: @CFitz_
  • Leslie Combemale • Twitter: @WomenRockFilm and @CinemaSirenNews