The Girls’ Lounge @ Sundance Film Festival

Jan 26 - 27, 2019 | Park City, Utah



The Home of Equality


Saturday, January 26 | 10AM – 6PM
Sunday, January 27 | 10AM – 6PM

Saturday, January 26th
10PM – 1AM

DB Gallery
314 Main Street
Park City, UT


Saturday, January 26th

10:30AM – 11:00AM • The Inclusive Future of Media, Work, Democracy
Megan Smith, CEO, shift7; 3rd US Chief Technology Officer
Susan Alzner, Co-Founder, Chief of Strategy and Operations, shift7; Previously Head of the United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service

11AM – 11:45AM • 2019 Industry Trends: A Spotlight on Gender Quotas
Robin Hauser, Director, Finish Line Features (Moderator)
Stephanie Lampkin, CEO, Blendoor
Sue Bostrom, Public and Private Company Board Member, ServiceNow, Nutanix, Anaplan, Cadence, Varian Medical Systems
Jen McGowan, Director/Producer

12PM – 12:45PM • Power of the Purse
Christine Martino, EVP, National Ad-Sales, Screenvision Media (Moderator)
Michele Pred, Artist and Activist

 1PM – 1:30PM • Where We Go From Here: Career Advancement in the Equality Era
Ariel Wengroff, Publisher, Broadly & Executive Producer, VICE (Moderator)
Julie Larson-Green, Chief Experience Officer, Qualtrics
Carryl Pierre-Drews, Vice President, Marketing, Fullscreen
Jethro Rothe-Kushel, National Board of Directors, Producers Guild of America, Partner, Scenario

1:30PM – 2:15PM • Diversity Gets a Foothold: Making it Stick 
Trey Williams, Reporter, TheWrap (Moderator)
Reggie Watts, Comedian/Musician
Gurinder Chadha, Director-Cowriter, Blinded by the Light

3PM – 3:30PM • The Future of Film in a Female-Fronted Era
Katy Loria, Chief Revenue Officer, Screenvision Media (Moderator)
Emily Cohen Ibañez, Filmmaker
Cheryl Bedford, Founder, Women of Color UNITE and The JTC List, Founder, Cheryl L. Bedford Productions
Tema L. Staig, Executive Director, Women In Media

3:30 PM – 4PM • A New Era of Diverse Storytelling in News, Media and Entertainment
Hayley Romer, Chief Revenue Officer and Publisher, The Atlantic (Moderator)
Jemele Hill, Emmy Award Winning Journalist, Co-Founder, Lodge Freeway, Media and Staff Writer for The Atlantic

 4PM – 4:45PM • Purpose Driven Marketing: Why Successful Brands Are Leading With Heart
Katy Loria, Chief Revenue Officer, Screenvision Media (Moderator)
Jill Cress, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, National Geographic
Anastasia Khoo, Chief Marketing Officer, Conservation International,
Executive Producer, Dulce

10PM – 1AM • Equality Party

Sunday, January 27th

11AM – 11:30AM • Hollywood and Brands: How Gender Equality is Unifying Industries
Katy Loria, Chief Revenue Officer, Screenvision Media (Moderator)
Ashley Bekton, Founder and CEO, Bekton Media Group
Jan Livingston, EVP, Head of Creative Development, Fox Networks Group, All City Content Studio
Jenni Magee-Cook, Head of Production, Dreamscape Immersive
Danielle Dardashti, Founder, dash

11:30AM – 12:00PM • More Than A Movie: Meaningful Storytelling in Film and Advertising
Christine Martino, EVP, National Ad-Sales, Screenvision Media (Moderator)
Farhoud Meybodi, Director, Writer, Executive Producer and EVP of Creative, Wayfarer Entertainment
Banch Abegaze, Chief Executive Officer, Amlak Music
Sonya Lockett, Chief Impact Office, One Community
Jen Barrett, Head of Entertainment, Facebook Creative Shop, North America
Beth Reilly, Executive Vice President, Managing Director, SparkFoundry
Shannon Watkins, Vice President, Brand, Aflac

12PM – 12:30PM • The Future of Film is Feminine: What Equality will look like in 2019
Robin Hauser, Director, Finish Line Features (Moderator)
Joanna Popper, Global Head of Virtual Reality for Location Based Entertainment, HP
Adrienne Becker, CEO, Level Forward, Inc

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