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Sunday, November 20 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Women in the Film Industry: Let’s Opine Over Wine

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The content of film festivals is sourced by the work of filmmakers and their creative storytelling through narrative features and docs. But when only 4% of all directors are women, isn’t the story being told through the male lens? Half of recent film school grads are women so the times they are a changin’. The women breaking the mold have plenty to say about taking control of the big screen.

*Wine will be served (as is our tradition) courtesy of co-founders Stu and Laurie.

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Lynne King Smith

CEO, TicketForce
Lynne King Smith is a writer, blogger, lover of social media, and loves to share ideas about using technology across markets. She helped to found and ran the communications for a non-profit from 1996-2002 and worked as a senior writer for non-profits for ten years. She holds a... Read More →

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Wendy Guerrero

President, Bentonville Film Festival
Wendy Guerrero has a rich and varied background as a producer in traditional film which forged an additional path as President of the Bentonville Film Festival, a research based and commercially focused film festival with the primary mission of championing women and diverse voices... Read More →
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Tia Lessin

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Tia Lessin is the director and producer, with Carl Deal, of Trouble the Water (winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize, the Gotham Independent Film Award and the Full Frame Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize) and of Citizen Koch which... Read More →
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Laura Michalchyshyn

Executive Producer, Media Executive
Laura Michalchyshyn is an executive producer and media executive who co founded Robert Redford’s Sundance Productions. She is a creative producer, working on non fiction and fiction content for all platforms with established and emerging storytellers, directors, writers and collaborators... Read More →
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Caroline Suh

Film Director
Caroline Suh is a documentary filmmaker, who has directed and produced projects for Netflix, CNN, Sundance Channel, PBS, A & E, and the History Channel, among others. Most recently, she directed a six-part series for Epix called 4%, about the lack of female directors in Hollywood... Read More →
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Hebe Tabachnik

World Cinema Programmer, Palm Springs & Seattle Film Festival
For over 15 years Hebe Tabachnik has been a film curator, producer and festival consultant, and has participated as juror, project evaluator and panelist at film festivals in the US, Argentina, Brazil, China, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Israel, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, and Trinidad... Read More →

Sunday November 20, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Santa Barbara Room