Movie Studio Execs on the Market for Screenplays by Women | WGAW Event

Event Details

Thursday March 23, 2023 10:00 pm

(7:00pm PT)

via Zoom


A panel of feature film executives will discuss the state of the industry for female screenwriters.

Hear from the studio movie execs advocating for diversity who develop and buy screenplays by women. Panelists: Sarah Shepard (SVP Film, 20th Century/Hulu), Cate Adams (SVP Film, Warner Bros.), Peter Dodd (Dir Film, Netflix), Meredith Wieck (SVP Film, Lionsgate), Shary Shirazi (SVP Creative Prod, Sony/TriStar), Courtney Freedman, (VP Film, Paramount). Topics include: theatrical vs. streaming opportunities; progress for female filmmakers since ‘Time’s Up’; improving access for under-represented writers (including women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, age 45+), and more. Presented by the Committee of Women Writers. Moderated by Devra Maza (Childhood Sweetheart?; Ode to a First Kiss). Open to all WGA members.

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