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Sunday, November 2 • 9:00am - 10:15am
How Numbers Affect Films: Women’s Roles in Filmmaking

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Women’s perspectives in the big Hollywood productions might not be easy to spot but the stories told by the movies we watch are affected by every job behind the camera: screenwriters, cinematographers, producers and directors. How many women are working behind the camera, and in what capacity? What does it mean when there’s a woman producer or director behind a film? What happens when film sets are mostly male and how does that affect what stories we watch on the big screen? We’ll discuss the current status of the filmmaking industry, what that means for women – both those behind and in front of the camera and those watching it on the big screen – and whether there’s any indication the situation is changing.


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Rachel Larris

Reproductive Rights Director, Media Matters for America
Rachel Larris is the Reproductive Rights Director at Media Matters for America where she monitors and examines media coverage of reproductive issues. She formerly served communications manager of the Women’s Media Center whose mission is to make women and girls visible and powerful in the media. Rachel regularly speaks to the press on issues of women’s representation in news and in newsrooms, which includes promoting WMC’s annual Status... Read More →

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Mary Milliken

Entertainment and Lifestyle Editor, Reuters
Mary Milliken is the U.S. Media Editor for Reuters, based in Los Angeles, and is responsible for the agency’s entertainment, lifestyle and sports news. After a 26-year career abroad that took her to Spain, Portugal, Brazil and Argentina, she moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to become West Coast Bureau Chief and then to Washington, D.C. in 2011, where she was also Bureau Chief, leading a team of 80 Reuters journalists. Upon her return... Read More →

Stacy Smith

Associate Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
Stacy Smith is an associate professor at University of California, Santa Barbara, and is the director of a research-driven initiative at USC Annenberg on Media, Diversity, and Social Change. The initiative produces cutting-edge, timely, and theory-driven empirical research on different entertainment-based minority groups. Roughly 20 to 30 undergraduate and graduate students are conducting research on gender and race in her lab each year... Read More →

Sunday November 2, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
Fiesta 13, 14 La Quinta Resort and Club

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