Speakers Announced for Women In Television Summit

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Inaugural Women in Television Summit

Women in Entertainment today announced speakers for the first Women in Television Summit, presented in partnership with the Television Academy Foundation. The inaugural Women in Television Summit will focus on stories of success, highlighting those who have challenged the status quo, overcome obstacles, and championed inclusivity within the television industry.  

The full day event will be held from 9AM to 5PM on Monday, May 21, 2018, at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, CA.

“We are thrilled to announce such a robust group of speakers,” said Renee Rossi, co-founder of Women in Entertainment. “Each has a unique perspective into the careers of women in television. This summit will bring new perspectives to bear and continue the conversations that are so important for us all in today’s age.”

“I have been working with Women in Entertainment since its inception,” said Madeline Di Nonno, who is CEO of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and also serves as Chair of the Television Academy Foundation. “I’m elated to see this summit come to life in partnership with the Television Academy Foundation. The inauguration of the Television Summit is the perfect  complement to the Foundation’s robust programming and will provide insight on how to systemically change the television industry to achieve greater equity.”

The Summit will gather preeminent intersectional leaders in television for a series of discussions centered on case histories and best practices in the television industry. Panels include: Disruptors, Modern Feminism, Ambition Redefined, Digital Evolution, Unconscious Bias, and Costume Archetypes. Speakers include: producer Noreen Halpern (Alias Grace), composer Sharon Farber, producer Heather Parry (Gaga: Five Foot Two), executive producer Sarah Treem (The Affair), executive producer Krista Vernoff (Grey’s Anatomy), Head of Global Distribution for AwesomenessTV Rebecca Gladshow, executive vice president of original content for CBS All Access Julie McNamara, PatMa Productions Co-Founder Nina Tassler, GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis, Sue Obeidi (MPAC), and costume designers Lyn Paolo (Scandal), Cate Adair (The Man In The High Castle), Hala Bahmet (This Is Us), and Allyson Fanger (Nobodies).

The inaugural summit is generously supported by Starz, PepsiCo, Society Salons and The Criterion Group.

The event gathers women and men who are dedicated to celebrating the empowerment of women in all areas of the entertainment industry. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Eventbrite Link here.

For more information visit: www.womeninentertainment.com/women-television.

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