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Tema Staig, Executive Director of Women In Media says, "We are excited about expanded programs and initiatives to achieve greater gender parity above and below the line in the entertainment industry."
LOS ANGELES, CA, December 06, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Women In Media is hosting their annual holiday party at Taix French Restaurant in Los Angeles on December 17th, 2017 at 12pm. It will be a luncheon and panel Q&A toasting Amy Holden Jones (Screenwriter / Director / Producer), Nancy Schreiber (Cinematographer), Kira Kelly (Cinematographer), and Germaine Franco (Composer).
Tema Staig, Executive Director of Women in Media states, "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."
Amy Holden Jones is a Screenwriter, Producer, and Director. She is known for her work on Mystic Pizza (1988), Beethoven (1992), and Indecent Proposal (1993). She is currently serving as Executive Producer and Writer for the new television show The Resident premiering in January 2018.
Nancy Schreiber is a Cinematographer known for her work on Better Things (2016), Your Friends and Neighbors (1998), and The Comeback (2005). She has recently finished Cinematography on a film called Mapplethorpe based on the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe from his rise to fame to his untimely death.
Kira Kelly is a Cinematographer known for her work on 13th (2016), Queen Sugar (2016), and East Los High (2013). She is on American Cinemtographer's list named 2017 Rising Stars of Cinematography and Variety's Top Cinematographers to Watch.
Germaine Franco is a Composer known for her work on Coco (2017), Dope (2015), and Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016). She is the first Latina composer invited to join the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, music branch and also the first female composer to be hired by DreamWorks Animation.
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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