Join Samantha Bee (Full Frontal’s host), Rosie Perez (actress and activist), LaLa Anthony (actress, musician, and producer), Donna Karan(fashion designer), Phoebe Robinson (co-host of WNYC’s newest hit podcast 2 Dope Queens), and many more influential women in arts and technology as they discuss their remarkable careers, paths to success and the other women who have inspired them along the way.
Tribeca has long been a platform for female empowerment, beginning with its creative leadership team led by co-founder and Executive Chair Jane Rosenthal, Executive Vice President Paula Weinstein and Festival Director Genna Terranova. TFF debuted the Nora Ephron Prize four years ago to support women filmmakers, and this year a record number – one third of the slate - of women filmmakers have films in the program.
Below, please find the complete schedule for the day.
10:35-11:10 - Opening Keynote Conversation
Samantha Bee, Host, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Allana Harkin, Producer, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Rachel Sklar, Co-Founder, TheLi.st
How I Built It: The Muse Story
Kathryn Minshew, Founder & CEO, The Muse
11:30-12:10 - Conversation with Rosie Perez
Rosie Perez, Actress and Activist
Interviewer: Kate Ward, Editor-In-Chief, Bustle.com
12:15-12:45 - Power of Podcasting
Podcasts have become a go-to content choice for a diverse range of audiences, and WNYC Studios has been at the forefront of putting this medium back on the map. Laura Walker, President and CEO of New York Public Radio / WNYC and two of its podcast hosts -- Anna Sale, host “Death, Sex & Money” and Phoebe Robinson, co-host of “2 Dope Queens” – come together for a conversation about this exciting creative medium. You’ll learn about why podcasting is so great for women, the opportunities it offers advertisers seeking to cater to passionate audiences, and what the future might hold for this platform.
Laura Walker, President and CEO, New York Public Radio (NYPR)
Phoebe Robinson, Co-Host, 2 Dope Queens; Stand-Up Comedian, Writer, and Actor
Moderator: Anna Sale, Host and Creator, Death, Sex & Money
12:50 -1:00 - Negotiating Master Class
Cindy Gallop, Founder & CEO, MakeLoveNotPorn
1:45-2:25 - Creating Compelling Television That Resonates
It’s no easy feat creating a television show that truly resonates with viewers. This all-female panel of media stars gathers for a discussion on the elements that make for good television, the importance of on-screen visibility for creating opportunities, as well the challenges they face getting their voices heard in a male-dominated business.
Nahnatchka Khan, Showrunner, Fresh Off the Boat
Liz Meriwether, Creator and Executive Producer, New Girl
Julie Klausner, Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Star, Difficult People
Moderator: Danielle Nussbaum, Senior West Coast Editor, Entertainment Weekly
2:30-2:55 - Cracking the Code - Hollywood, Diversity and Computer Science
Google’s research tells us that media perceptions matter, they’re the primary drivers that motivate girls to pursue computer science, and Julie Ann Crommett leads a team at Google that is focused on changing those perceptions by dispelling stereotypes and showcasing positive portrayals of women and underrepresented minorities in tech. In her talk Julie Ann will speak to the work she’s doing alongside writers, producers, networks, studios, and our own YouTube team to create new and diverse storylines about the limitless creative opportunities computer science provides. Her talk will explore gender in media, including how computer scientists are portrayed in films and the opportunities for female and underrepresented minority creatives behind the camera. She’ll also touch on the trainings she’s led with Hollywood influencers on Unconscious Bias in order to make them more aware of their own biases as they develop characters and storylines.
Julie Ann Crommett, Entertainment Industry Educator in Chief, Google
3:00-3:40 - Making Their Own Opportunities Online
The digital landscape has opened up opportunities for women to get their voices out there and put out their own interpretations of what they want to see. Our panel of digital natives who are democratizing the entertainment landscape explains how to win audiences with strong, shareable content that highlights their mission and showcases other female voices. They'll also delve into which new platforms they are finding most effective.
Amy Emmerich, Chief Content Officer, Refinery29
Kathleen Grace, Chief Creative Officer, New Form Digital
Sophia Rossi, Co-Founder, HelloGiggles
Stephanie Laing, Creator, PYPO
Moderator: Lea Goldman, Executive Editor, Marie Claire
3:40-4:05 - Using Your Platform
There’s no better time to be a female creative than now. This group of esteemed actresses and entrepreneurs sit down for an honest conversation about the passion they share for their craft and how they use their platforms to promote special causes and interests, including the advancement of women in a male-dominated industry. You’ll leave this important conversation inspired to elevate your own work and mission even higher.
LaLa Anthony, Actress, Entrepreneur and Best-selling Author
Mya Taylor, Actress
Moderator: Catie Lazarus, Writer, and Host, Employee of the Month
4:10-4:50 - Conversation with Donna Karan
Donna Karan, Founder, Donna Karan Company and Urban Zen SPEAKERS
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