June 22, 2022:
Sixth Annual WIE Summit! 

The sixth annual Women in Entertainment Summit will take place June 22, 2022 at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, CA. The full-day event will feature a series of keynotes, panels and fireside chats with some of the industry’s most successful and progressive minds. 

Discussion topics for speaking opportunities are below

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Diversifying Voices in Film, TV, and Media 

Panel (45 minutes) -- Speaking opportunity for 4 panelists and 1 moderator

Exploring how inclusive behind-the-scenes spaces lead to greater representation of all voices on-screen and on-stage. This panel will examine the strides the industry has taken in the past few years to diversify representation in media, drive inclusion of under-represented people, and democratize access to opportunities.

 

Additionally, we’ll explore how writers' rooms, production crews, and executive offices can implement inclusive practices that lead to a myriad of perspectives. What's going well, and what needs more work? What steps are companies and individuals taking to ensure inclusion is woven into the fabric of their organizations and content?

Disability Representation in Hollywood: Behind the Scenes and On-Screen

Panel (45 minutes) -- Speaking opportunity for 4 panelists and 1 moderator

Who are the leaders fighting behind the scenes to combat disability-related discrimination in Hollywood, and how are they changing the industry? What's the importance of actors with disabilities starring in leading roles and increasing visibility in mainstream media?  

The Rise of Short Form Content: Reaching Audiences on Social Media 

Panel (45 minutes) -- Speaking opportunity for 4 panelists and 1 moderator

Exploring the rise of short-form content in recent years, why audiences crave short, digestible video content on social media, and how entertainment industry professionals can effectively promote projects and engage audiences where they’re already spending time: online. What are the success stories that serve as an inspiration, and how can we learn from them to interact and connect with viewers outside of traditional streaming services or audio entertainment platforms?  

Staying Original in a World of Recreations

Panel (45 minutes) -- Speaking opportunity for 4 panelists and 1 moderator

Reboots, remakes, recreations, and re-installments have been a longtime love of Hollywood studios and marketers. However, where is the line drawn in favor of new ideas and fresh, original stories? This panel will explore what data points and audience preferences can tell us about the next generation of remakes and original content, as well as how filmmakers stay true to the goal of creating forward-looking content and advancing new women-led stories, even when rebooting audiences favorite series and films from years’ past. 

IP and the Future of Talent Rights

Panel (45 minutes) -- Speaking opportunity for 4 panelists and 1 moderator

What have recent cases taught us about intellectual property and talent disputes? How will the ripple effects across the industry impact future deals, and what do major talent players need to know about the future of IP and how streaming services affect box offices? 

 

Fireside Chats

20-25 minute conversations -- Speaking opportunity for 1-2 speakers and 1 moderator

Intimate conversations with select speakers, relating to their career journey, upcoming projects, and lessons learned from their experience in entertainment. 

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