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Sunday, October 29 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
The Women in the Room

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Women make up a small percentage of writers in Hollywood, and working toward a full-time career in the industry requires a lot of flexibility and persistence. While this can certainly lend itself to a demanding journey, female artists are continuously changing the landscape of film and television for the better. Come chat with these devoted writers about their stories, viewpoints, and advice.

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Emily Ferenbach

Director of Development, Hello Sunshine
Emily Ferenbach is a Director of Development at Hello Sunshine, Reese Witherspoon’s company focused on telling stories with women at the center. Before this, she was a Creative Executive at Twentieth Century Fox where she worked on the latest entries in the Kingsman, Predator and... Read More →

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Christina Hodson

writer Transformers: Bumblebee (2018)
Christina Hodson transitioned from development executive to screenwriter in 2012 and has started to make a name for herself writing muscular, female-driven stories in traditionally male-dominated genres. Her first three spec scripts featured on the Black List three years in a row... Read More →
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Kay Oyegun

writer This Is Us, Queen Sugar
Katherine (Kay) Oyegun is a drama writer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by way of Lagos, Nigeria. She is currently a staffed on the NBC series This Is Us. She previously wrote on the OWN series Queen Sugar, from writer/director, Ava DuVernay. Kay has worked on the ABC series The... Read More →
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Pamela Ribon

writer Moana, Smurfs: The Lost Village, Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, Bears, Samantha Who?; comic book writer Rick and Morty, SLAM!
Pamela Ribon is a screenwriter Moana, Smurfs: The Lost Village, TV writer, comic book writer, author, and best-selling novelist. She’s currently co-writing Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2:.She was recently named one of Variety’s 10 Screenwriters to Watch and is a... Read More →

Sunday October 29, 2017 11:30am - 12:45pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Maximilian Room