Sunday, September 28 at 3:00pm
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, Howard Gilman Theater
144 West 65th St.
Btwn Broadway & Amsterdam
PGA members receive the affiliate ticket discount (info below)
As the entertainment industry shifts from linear models of broadcast to interactive, multiplatform paradigms, there is one metric that seems to move at a snails pace: employment and empowerment of women. The case for diversity in production has been made, and while studios, networks, and publishing houses struggle to increase the number of women in decision-making positions – many female producers are creating opportunities for themselves.
PGA members from film, games, and interactive will share their work initiatives and ask: What are the barriers to establishing a better environment for female creators? What are the new opportunities on the horizon for women entering the media workplace? And, most vitally, these speakers will share stories about their work and experiences as producers, regardless of gender.
PGA WIN was formed to promote gender equity as part of the Producers Guild of America's larger vision of diversity. This communication network within the PGA is focused on mentorship, finance education and access; and raising awareness through research and outreach with industry decision makers. WIN is a portal to a network of allied organizations and a place to coordinate support for women in the realms of studio motion pictures, television, new media, and independent film.
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View the entire NYFF52 Convergence line-up:
Andrea Miller (PGA member)
Andrea Miller is an independent producer for film and television. A principal in Saltmill, founded in 2001 with partner Mary Salter, she produced DARK MATTER with Meryl Streep, Aidan Quinn and Liu Ye. DARK MATTER won the Sloan Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the prize for best narrative feature at the Asian Film Festival, NY, 2007. Prior to this, Andrea Miller served as Senior VP, TNT and Cartoon Network Asia; General Manager, Cartoon Network Japan, and as Senior VP International Sales and Co-production, Sony Wonder, the children’s division of Sony Music. Andrea has several features and television projects in development including FANTASYLAND by Brian Cange which is featured at No Borders in September and THE PULL by Deborah Goodwin. Along with Carla Solomon, she has founded the company Anthos Media, which is dedicated to producing and marketing documentaries for the family audience. In this capacity, she is currently in production on the film PARTICLE FEVER tracking some of the scientists at the Large Hadron Particle Collider at CERN, Switzerland.
Jenni Magee-Cook (PGA member)
Jenni Magee-Cook has been part of the Disneytoon Studios team since February 2011. She recently produced “The Pirate Fairy” which was released both theatrically internationally and Blue-Ray/DVD for domestic. She joined Disney in 1995 and served as department manager for MULAN, THE EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE and BROTHER BEAR. Magee-Cook was production manager for MEET THE ROBINSONS, GOOFY'S HOW TO HOOK UP YOUR HOME THEATER and THE BALLAD OF NESSIE and served as producer for the stereoscopic conversions and subsequent theatrical re-releases of THE LION KING and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Her credits also include PREP & LANDING, PREP & LANDING: NAUGHTY VS. NICE and OPERATION SECRET SANTA as an associate producer.
Ukeme Emem (PGA member)
Ukeme Emem is the Executive Producer at Future Perfect Media, overseeing video for several clients including: online media companies/websites (i.e. shakeyourbeauty.com, theflycut.com), traditional production companies, (Get Kinetic, Gifted Films Inc., etc.) and broadcast media firms (Viacom, AICP, etc.). Prior to starting Future Perfect Media, Ukeme Emem was the Executive Producer of Video at Time Inc., where she oversaw production for all of a brand’s video/film/ TV content—this included: web series (team produced over 50+ videos a month), TV Specials, live events, and all marketing & branded branded.
Caitlin Burns (PGA member; PGA Women’s Impact Network, East Coast Co-Chair; New Media Council Board of Delegates)
Caitlin Burns has spent a decade working with narrative intellectual property franchises, independent artists, brands and philanthropic initiatives as a transmedia producer. Developing content strategies, overseeing multiplatform story worlds and localization campaigns spanning the globe, she understands what it takes to create a success story. Her work includes projects with Starlight Runner Entertainment including PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, DISNEY FAIRIES, and TRON LEGACY for Disney, James Cameron’s AVATAR for Fox, Halo for Microsoft, Happiness Factory for The Coca-Cola Company, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES for Nickelodeon and TRANSFORMERS for Hasbro. She has also worked with Sony, Showtime, Pepperidge Farm, Scholastic, Tribeca New Media Fund, FEMSA, Wieden+Kennedy, Reebok and Stratasys.