The entertainment industry has, no doubt, changed dramatically throughout the onset and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. WIE is committed to providing a way for our network to continue learning and maintain the amazing spirit and love for this industry that we've observed.
In 2021, we're looking forward to a year of growth and connectivity, expanding our market-by-market offerings in new cities including New York City and Chicago.
WIE Workshops combine the best aspects of networking events, class sessions, and panel discussions into one interactive, engaging event aimed at arming participants with tactical knowledge and actionable advice about relevant topics integral to their growth in the industry.
We gather some of the brightest, most creative minds in entertainment for our workshop series, providing tactical guidance on production, distribution, budgeting, marketing, screenwriting, the creative process,
mentorship, and more.
RISE & SHINE:
This series will bring together culturally relevant and diverse speakers for one-on-one interviews over a mid-morning brunch at a local restaurant.
Programming topics include tactical advice about subjects relevant to a young emerging creative/entertainment executive audience, including:
Pitching a show for distribution
Writing your first pilot or screenplay
Nailing the perfect acting audition
Building an equitable team
Climbing the entertainment industry corporate ladder
Exploring post-production careers.
This series is our take on the classic salon evening in New York City, bringing together the industry's most successful and progressive minds for one-on-one interviews over evening cocktails at high-end locations around the city.
Programming topics will be relevant to an established audience of professionals looking for inspiration for their next project, insights from esteemed voices in media, and networking opportunities for partnerships and creative collaborations; including:
Women's representation in media, theatre, and music
Building inclusive sets and workplaces
Closing the gender pay gap
Coming in 2022:
Tentative date: March 9, 2022, 9am - 3pm PT
Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA