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PANEL: Women in Film & Media
WOODSTOCK Kleinert James Art Center
10/5/2019, 10:00AM
$ 15

Some of today's most accomplished and talented women working in the film and media industries will discuss their career trajectories, today’s state of the film and media industry, and the challenges and accomplishments each has experienced in her professional path.


Geralyn White Dreyfous has a wide, distinguished background in the arts and participates on numerous boards and initiatives. She is the founder of the Utah Film Center and co-founder of Impact Partners Film Fund with Dan Cogan. In 2013, Geralyn co-founded Gamechanger Films, a film fund dedicated to women directors. Her independent producing credits include many award winning and nominated films.


Hilary Brougher is a writer/director who lives and works in NYC. Her first feature, The Sticky Fingers of Time (1997), was presented at SXSW and the Venice, Rotterdam and Toronto Film Festivals. Her second feature, Stephanie Daley, featuring Tilda Swinton and Amber Tamblyn, premiered at Sundance in 2006, where it won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award and went on to numerous international film festivals, including Locarno, Deauville and Milan, where it won Best Director. She is a faculty member in the M.F.A. Film Program at Columbia University School of the Arts, and also the current film division chair. Hilary is married to cinematographer Ethan Mass, who collaborated with her on South Mountain.

Lisa Cortes is an Academy Award-nominated producer (Precious, The Apollo) and the co-director of The Remix:Hip Hop X Fashion. Her work has been distinguished by her commitment to empowering inclusive voices and for giving light to challenging, visionary stories.

Pamela Yates is the co-founder and creative director of Skylight, a non-profit media organization dedicated to combining cinematic arts with the quest for justice to inspire the defense of human rights. Her award-winning films include When the Mountains Tremble, Witness to War, State of Fear: The Truth About Terorism, Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, and 500 Years. Pamela is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Writers Guild of America and the International Documentary Association. She is in production directing a new documentary film, Borderlands.

Liz Garbus is an Academy Award, Grammy, DGA and BAFTA-nominee, and winner of a Peabody and two Emmy awards, making her one of the most celebrated documentary filmmakers working today. She is renowned for creating electrifying archival-driven historical documentaries that retain all the narrative velocity, artistic craft and conceptual depth of propulsive verite films. Her 2018 Showtime docuseries The Fourth Estate was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series. What Happened, Miss Simone?, a Netflix original, was nominated for a 2016 Academy for Best Documentary Feature and took home the Emmy for Best Documentary or Nonfiction Special. Her latest miniseries, Who Killed Garrett Phillips? premiered on HBO in July. Currently, Garbus is in post-production on Lost Girls, for Netflix, based on the book by the same name, starring Amy Ryan, Gabriel Byrne and Thomasin McKenzie. 

Julie Taymor is an American director and writer of theater, opera and film.
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