Patty Jenkins talks with WIE Co-Founder Gretchen McCourt
On November 2nd, I went to the third annual Women In Entertainment Summit. I love this event.
The day started out with Geena Davis. The Geena Davis Institute for Gender in Media Studies has provided a heap of data surrounding women and girls in media. She presented some data on the day, and as usual, representation of women on screen and behind the scenes are still dismally small. There are some very easy fixes however, and this is a point that really resonated with a lot of people.
She told us that Media can actually fix the problem is has created.
There was a also a lot of talk at the conference about the parts that we own - namely, confidence and advocacy.
On the side, we talked about #metoo.
During the lunch break I caught up with McKenna Koon and Dana Kelly who both work at FullScreen, and I talked with Shirley Davis, EVP of Production at Alcon Entertainment.
On this episode I share a lot of the high points and inspiration from the day – from women such as Geena Davis, Victoria Mahoney, Dee Rees, Jordyn Wieber, Christine Simmons, Gabrielle Carteris and Greta Gerwig.
It was a great day, and this is but a tip of the iceberg.
And my must see films list from the summit: LadyBird, Mudbound, Fear Us Women