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"Our panelists have inspiring stories to tell, having had such impressive careers" -Tema Staig, Executive Director of Women in Media.
LOS ANGELES, CA, December 12, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Women In Media is hosting their annual holiday party at Taix French Restaurant in Los Angeles on December 15th, 2018 at 12pm. It will be a luncheon and panel Q&A toasting Shelby Stone (Producer), Karyn Kusama (Director), Camille Friend (Hair Department Head), and Quyen Tran (Cinematographer). The Toast Masters include Nate Moore (Producer), Plummy Tucker (Editor), Effie T. Brown (Producer), and John Simmons, ASC (Cinematographer).
Tema Staig, Executive Director of Women in Media states, "I'm very proud of the work Women in Media has done to forward inclusion in the crew. Since our first event in 2010, we've been supporting women and folks who believe in balance on set with networking events, technical classes, panels, and screenings of films by women directors of historical significance. We'll be discussing how the industry is evolving. Our panelists have inspiring stories to tell, having had such impressive careers. They can speak as to how things were in the past to give us a clearer insight into the future of how women are seen, heard, and hired above and below the line. I'm very excited to bring our community together to toast these amazing women! It's been a remarkable year, and I'm thrilled we're ending it on a high note."
Shelby Stone is President of Production at Freedom Road Productions, which is run by Common and Derek Dudley. Stone also worked at Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Entertainment, where she was an executive producer on HBO's Bessie and Lackawanna Blues among others. Karyn Kusama has directed Girlfight, Jennifer's Body, The Invitation, Destroyer and many more. Her films have won awards at many festivals including Sundance and Cannes.
Camille Friend's credits include among others Black Panther, Dreamgirls, The Help, Django Unchained, Hunger Games – Mockingjay Pts 1 & 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Miles Ahead, Captain Marvel, The New Mutants, and Charlies Angels. Cinematographer Quyen Tran's credits include Camping, Here and Now, The Little Hours, and Unbelievable.
Producer Nate Moore's credits include Black Panther, Captain America, and Captain America Civil War. Editor Plummy Tucker's credits include Passion Fish, Girlfight, Jennifer's Body, The Invitation, and Destroyer. Producer Effie T. Brown's credits include Dear White People, Real Women Have Curves, In The Cut, and But I'm A Cheerleader. Cinematographer John Simmons, ASC's credits include Snoop Dogg music videos, Dog With a Blog, Dark Girls, Roseanne, and Married With Children.
Women In Media is a 501(c)(3) that encourages gender balance in film and entertainment industries by providing networking, professional development, and advocacy for above and below the line women and all genders who love making movies with them. Women In Media is an intersectional group of women and woman identifying crew members in the film, television, and new media industries. They are known for their female crew list. For more information on Women In Media, please go to www.womennmedia.com.
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