Women Rocking Hollywood Panel San Diego Comic Con 2022
Women Rocking Hollywood: Multi-hyphenate Female Filmmakers -
“Each one Teach One” is an expression women in film know well. The best female filmmakers are overwhelmingly collaborative and inclusive, knowing that representation not only matters, it makes projects better in production and when they reach the screen. Women in film also know in addition to directing, producing, writing, and even show running their projects allows their visions to stay intact and their voices to be heard. These women are building stellar reputations and becoming more and more in demand, which also helps aspiring female filmmakers to get hired and rise in stature. At the 7th annual Women Rocking Hollywood panel join the first Saudi Arabian female filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour (writer/director, Wadjda, director, Tales of the Walking Dead), Hanelle M. Culpepper (executive producer/director Anansi Boys, executive producer/director, Star Trek: Picard), Martina Mossell Lee (associate producer/director, All Rise, director, Black Boy Joy) Shaz Bennett (show runner/director Queen Sugar, executive producer Sovereign) and Andria Wilson Mirza (director, WIF’s ReFrame) discuss their latest projects and the many ways women are making space for diverse voices and points of view across all platforms. Moderated by Leslie Combemale (senior contributor, Alliance of Women Film Journalists, founder, Women Rocking Hollywood).
Women Rocking Hollywood Panel San Diego Comic Con 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: LA) 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).
Women Rocking Hollywood Panel San Diego Comic Con 2020
Women Rocking Hollywood 2020 Comic-Con@Home Edition: Supporting Female-Helmed Film and TV
Watch the panel here at Comic-Con International's YouTube page!
Women Rocking Hollywood Panel San Diego Comic Con 2019
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(CinemaSiren.com, TheCredits.org)
Saturday, July 20th 2:00-3:00pm, Room 7AB
Women Rocking Hollywood Panel San Diego Comic Con 2018
The last year saw some forward movement for equality in front of and behind the camera. Women directors helmed more TV pilots than ever before. Will that trend continue? Will it result in more woman-directed and gender-balanced shows? In 2018, still only a fraction of studio films were directed by women, so how can lasting change be made? Some of the most successful, talented women in the industry will discuss their careers, latest projects, new initiatives, and how fans can be part of creating equality in film, TV, and all transmedia. Scheduled to appear: Kat Candler (showrunner/director, Queen Sugar, 12 Monkeys), Patricia Cardoso (director, Queen Sugar, Real Women Have Curves), Rosemary Rodriguez(producer/director, pilot Cagney & Lacey, Jessica Jones, The Walking Dead), Regina King (actress/director/producer, pilot The Finest, Shameless, Scandal), Patricia Riggen(producer/director, The 33, Jack Ryan), and Kirsten Schaffer (executive director, Women in Film: LA). Moderated by Leslie Combemale (Cinema Siren, The Credits).
For more information on each panelist, go to THIS PAGE!
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Women Rocking Hollywood Panel San Diego Comic Con 2017
Women Rocking Hollywood 2017: Women Directors Changing the Face of Film and Television
Wonder Woman broke all records in Hollywood for a film helmed by a female director. Now what? While there’s still a long way to go to equal the number of women behind the camera with women, who make up 51% of the population, shows like Jessica Jones, Queen Sugar, and The Leftovers are making a huge difference by committing to the inclusion of female directors. This 2nd annual panel at SDCC focuses on the incredibly talented, successful women expanding opportunities for women in film who have made noise and winning awards with their work on both the big and small screens. Scheduled to appear: Kirsten Schaffer (exec director, Women in Film: LA), Tina Mabry (writer/producer/director: Queen of the South, director: Dear White People), Rosemary Rodriguez (writer/director: Silver Skies, director: Jessica Jones, The Walking Dead), Victoria Mahoney (director: Queen Sugar, Gypsy, American Crime), Aurora Guerrero (writer/director: Mosquita y Mari, director: Queen Sugar), Angela Robinson (writer/director: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, True Blood), and Gina Prince-Bythewood (writer/director: Love & Basketball, Beyond the Lights), the first woman of color hired to helm a superhero film for the upcoming Silver & Black. Moderated by Leslie Combemale (Cinema Siren). [Room 23ABC]
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Women Rocking Hollywood Panel San Diego Comic Con 2016
Women Rocking Hollywood 2016
This exciting new panel features powerful, talented women changing Hollywood from the inside. As creatives, directors, and producers, they are breaking box office records and showing Hollywood altering the status-quo just makes for better movies. Scheduled to appear are Victoria Alonso (exec producer: Doctor Strange, Captain America: Civil War), Deborah Snyder (producer: Wonder Woman, Justice League) Angela Robinson (writer/director: D.E.B.S., True Blood, How to Get Away With Murder) Catherine Hardwicke (director: Twilight, Love Letters to the Dead) and Kirsten Schaffer (exec director: Women in Film: LA) talking about positive changes in tinsel town, their work, and future projects. Marvel, DC, blockbusters, indies, and powerful women-This panel brings it all! Moderated by Leslie Combemale (Cinema Siren).
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