Announced today, Arclight Cinemas and San Diego Filmmakers are partnering to create a unique forum.  Find out more about the forum in the press release which also highlights the Kickoff Event (celebrating the partnership) set to commence on July 19, 2016.

San Diego, CA (June 29, 2016)ArcLight Cinemas and San Diego Filmmakers today announce the launch of the San Diego Womens Film Network, a new forum uniquely designed to support, educate and enrich women working in and those aspiring to work in the film, media, and entertainment fields. The launch will commence with a kickoff event on July 19, 2016, at ArcLight Cinemas in La Jolla with a special evening of content specifically designed for industry women.
The initiative is strongly supported by the San Diego community, providing educational and collaborative opportunities, meaningful and inspiring event programming unique to women in the entertainment industry, and networking opportunities for women in film. The kickoff event on July 19 provides the opportunity for attendees to hear valuable advice and insight from accomplished speakers in the film and entertainment industry discussing the high-priority issues facing women in the filmmaking industry today.


Panelists include Stephanie Caleb; President of Creative Affairs, Cinelou Films/Cinelou Releasing; Linda Brown, Emmy Award-winning Cinematographer; Brent Altomare, Founder of Groovy Like a Movie Studios; Jodi Cilley, Founder and President of Film Consortium San Diego; Carly Starr Brullo Niles, Founder of Love Machine Films; Katayoun A. Marciano, Writer/Producer; and Jazmin Borad, Director of Programs for The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. The panels will be moderated by Lisa Remillard, Morning Anchor for Good Morning San Diego on KUSI News, and Marianne Kushi; Anchor for NBC 7 News Today. Additional speakers will be announced closer to the event.


Gretchen McCourt, ArcLights Executive Vice President, stated “It is important to discuss how the film industry is impacted by women filmmakers, especially in the San Diego region. The launch of this network is a golden opportunity for aspiring filmmakers to learn more about challenges faced by women in entertainment, and how women can collaborate within the industry to make cinematic history.”


Francine Filsinger, President of San Diego Filmmakers, added, “With this network, we’re striving to increase our resources for women in the San Diego Filmmaking community to enhance professional growth in entertainment industry leadership positions.”


All who are interested in learning more are invited to attend the launch event. More information can be found below: 


Event Details:

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Doors Open: 5:00pm

Programming Begins: 6:00pm



ArcLight Cinemas
Westfield UTC
4425 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122



Tickets are $25 each, available via ArcLight Cinemas


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