ArcLight Announces the Continuation of the Program for Women in Entertainment to Return on November 10th 

Geena Davis by Amy Tierney for WIE

Geena Davis by Amy Tierney for WIE

LOS ANGELES, CA July 20, 2016 — On November 10th, 2016, ArcLight Cinemas, a premiere movie-going destination, will present the second annual ArcLight Presents Women in Entertainment Summit. The event will take place in the Hollywood Cinerama Dome, hosted by ArcLight’s Executive Vice President Gretchen McCourt.

Imagined by ArcLight Cinemas, ArcLight Presents Women in Entertainment will bring together thought leaders, visionaries and content creators from all areas of the entertainment industry who are working to educate and empower established and emerging female voices in the entertainment industry. The event will feature powerful keynotes, thought-provoking panel discussions, and inspiring fireside chats, designed to address a range of issues that affect women, including the rise of women’s leadership, how storytelling in film and television can impact social change, and empowering the next generation of women creatives.

“We’re excited to bring new thought leaders to the table to continue the empowering conversations that were started at the inaugural event last year. As the entertainment industry evolves, we’re proud to champion women and continue to be a forum for these discussions.” states Gretchen McCourt.


Speakers include: Geena Davis, Actress & Founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media; Bruna Papandrea, Producer & Co-Founder of Pacific Standard; Meredith Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls; Susan Cartsonis, President of Storefront Pictures; Dalia Ganz; Director, Digital & Partnership Marketing for Freeform, Disney–ABC Television Group; I. Marlene King; Executive Producer of Pretty Little Liars; Bonnie Arnold, Co-President of Feature Animation for DreamWorks Animation; Julie Ann Crommett: Entertainment Industry Educator in Chief for Google; Rob Thomas, Creator ofVeronica Mars, Co-Creator of iZombie and Party DownDiane Paulus, Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University and Director of Waitress on Broadway; Leah Daniels-Butler, Casting Director, Casting Society of America; Mary Lou Belli, Co-Chair of the DGA Women’s Steering Committee; Jill King, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Partnerships for The Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang; Theresa Won, Director, Production & Acquisitions for Myriad Pictures; Concepcion Lara, Executive Vice President, evox Television; Suzanne Farwell, Producer, The Intern, Executive Producer, It’s Complicated and The HolidayEllen McGirt, Contributor, Fortune Magazine; Kirsten Schaffer, Executive Director, Women In Film; Wendy Haines, Actress, Director, Producer, Founder of iWe Summit; and Julie Lynn, Founder of Mockingbird Pictures.
The event will take place in ArcLight’s iconic Cinerama Dome to gather women and men who are dedicated to celebrating the empowerment of women in all areas of the entertainment industry. The ArcLight Presents Women in Entertainment Summit is sponsored by GoogleThe Coca-Cola CompanyRoyal Paper CorporationThe Criterion GroupMOOGolden Road Brewing, and The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.


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