LOS ANGELES, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — On November 10, 2016, ArcLight Cinemas, a premier moviegoing destination, will present the second annual ArcLight Presents Women in Entertainment Summit. The event will take place in the Hollywood Cinerama Dome, hosted by ArcLight’s Executive Vice President Gretchen McCourt.
Imagined by ArcLight Cinemas, ArcLight Presents Women in Entertainment will bring together thought leaders, visionaries and content creators from all areas of the entertainment industry who are working to educate and empower established and emerging female voices in the entertainment industry. The event will feature powerful keynotes, thought-provoking panel discussions, and inspiring fireside chats designed to address a range of issues that affect women, including the rise of women’s leadership, how storytelling in film and television can impact social change, and empowering the next generation of women creatives.
“We’re excited to bring new thought leaders to the table to continue the empowering conversations that were started at the inaugural event last year. As the entertainment industry evolves, we’re proud to champion women and continue to be a forum for these discussions,” states Gretchen McCourt.
Speakers include: Geena Davis, Actress & Founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media; Bruna Papandrea, Producer & Co-Founder of Pacific Standard; Meredith Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls;Susan Cartsonis, President of Storefront Pictures; Dalia Ganz; Director, Digital & Partnership Marketing for Freeform, Disney–ABC Television Group; I.Marlene King; Executive Producer of Pretty Little Liars; Bonnie Arnold, Co-President of Feature Animation for DreamWorks Animation; Julie Ann Crommett: Entertainment Industry Educator in Chief for Google; Rob Thomas, Creator of Veronica Mars, Co-Creator of iZombie and Party Down; Diane Paulus, Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University and Director of Waitress on Broadway; Leah Daniels-Butler, Casting Director, Casting Society of America; Mary Lou Belli, Co-Chair of the DGA Women’s Steering Committee; Jill King, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Partnerships for The Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang; Theresa Won, Director, Production & Acquisitions for Myriad Pictures; Concepcion Lara, Executive Vice President, evox Television; Suzanne Farwell, Producer, The Intern, Executive Producer, It’s Complicated and The Holiday; Ellen McGirt, Contributor, Fortune Magazine; Kirsten Schaffer, Executive Director, Women In Film; Wendy Haines, Actress, Director, Producer, Founder of iWe Summit; and Julie Lynn, Founder of Mockingbird Pictures.
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 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.
ABOUT ArcLight Cinemas
ArcLight Cinemas, created by Pacific Theatres, a privately owned, Los Angeles based company with 60 years of theatrical exhibition history throughout California, Hawaii and Washington, is a premier moviegoing experience with an unparalleled commitment to bringing a variety of rich cinematic content to moviegoers in all markets. ArcLight Cinemas operates eight theaters in California including Hollywood, Pasadena, Sherman Oaks, El Segundo, Santa Monica, Culver City and La Jolla, as well as one theater in Bethesda, MD, Chicago and Glenview, IL, with a new location in Boston for early 2018. ArcLight also owns and operates the historic Cinerama Dome and programs the TCL Chinese Theatre and IMAX in Hollywood. Pacific Theatres currently operates theaters in Los Angeles that include The Grove and The Americana at Brand in Glendale, CA. Additional information about ArcLight Cinemas is available at www.arclightcinemas.com.
Annie Jeeves / Cinematic Red