Los Angeles, Sept 28, 2016– ArcLight Cinemas today announced additional speakers for the second annual ArcLight Presents Women in Entertainment Summit. The Summit will take place on November 10, 2016, from 9 am to 5 pm in the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, CA.
Thought-provoking panel discussions, fireside chats, and keynotes at the summit will address an array of themes in equality, women’s leadership, and empowerment, including how organizations are implementing programs and steps to ensure diversity and equality; ways in which ideas about gender and sexuality shape social roles and identities; diversifying women’s role in entertainment and how to overcome roadblocks; how women can support each other on camera and behind the screen; inspiring the next generation of creatives to follow their passions, and the need for female-led storytelling and the building of strong female characters.
Newly announced speakers include: Suzanne Todd, Producer of Bad Moms, Alice in Wonderland, and Across the Universe; Chiara Tilesi, Founder of We Do It Together; Haifaa Al Mansour, Director and Writer of Wadjda and Saudi Arabia’s first female filmmaker; Alexandra Patsavas, Founder of Chop Shop Music Supervision; Shohreh Aghdashloo, Actress, House of Saddam (HBO), The Expanse (Syfy); Betsy Beers, ShondaLand Partner and Executive Producer; Dalia Ganz, Director of Digital & Partnership Marketing for Freeform; Linda Ong, CEO of TruthCo; Ilene Chaiken, Executive Producer and Showrunner, Empire (FOX); Susan Wright, CEO of Criterion Group; Lydia Dean-Pilcher, Producers Guild of America Vice President, Motion Pictures; Amanda Hill, Chief Marketing Officer, A&E Networks; Robin Bronk, CEO of The Creative Coalition; Allison Schroeder, Co-Chair of the WGA Committee of Women Writers; Jennifer Warren, Alliance of Women Directors Founder & Chairperson; Madeline Di Nonno, CEO of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media; Jessica Sharzer, Executive Producer, STAR, Writer and Executive Producer, American Horror Story; Tish Ciravolo, President and Founder of Daisy Rock Guitars; Kara Holden, Screenwriter; and Kieran Medina from OutFest.
The event will take place in ArcLight's iconic Cinerama Dome to gather women and men who are dedicated to celebrating the empowerment of women in all areas of the entertainment industry. The ArcLight Presents Women in Entertainment Summit is sponsored by Google, The Coca-Cola Company, Royal Paper Corporation, The Creative Coalition, Pearson, The Criterion Group, MOO, Golden Road Brewing, and The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.arclightcinemas.com/movie/arclight-presents-women-in- entertainment and www.arclightwomen.com.