Holiday Lunch Celebration 2018

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Holiday Lunch Celebration 2018

12-15-18 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

On December 15th, Women In Media honored those who are making a mark in the entertainment industry and paving the way for greater female participation above and below the line. We celebrated these legendary women as they shared their wisdom, leadership, and experience on a special panel as we looked towards 2019.

Read Executive Director, Tema L. Staig‘s keynote speech here.

2018 Honorees:

Producer Shelby Stone (The Chi, Bessie, The Queen Latifah Show, Lackawanna Blues)

Director Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer’s Body, The Invitation, Destroyer)

Hair Department Head Camille Friend (Black Panther, Captain Marvel, The Hunger Games, Django Unchained)

Cinematographer Quyen Tran (Camping, Here and Now, The Little Hours, Unbelievable)

Toast Masters:

Producer Nate Moore (Black Panther, Captain America, Captain America Civil War)

Editor Plummy Tucker (Lonesome Jim, Girlfight, Jennifer’s Body, The Invitation, Destroyer)

Producer Effie T. Brown (Dear White People, Real Women Have Curves, In The Cut, But I’m A Cheerleader)

Cinematographer John Simmons, ASC (Snoop Dogg music videos, Dog With a Blog, Dark Girls, Roseanne, Married With Children)


Event Chairs

Kate Rees Davies, Elizabeth Blake Thomas, and Uzma Kang

Photo credit: Ashly Covington



Photos by Ashly Covington



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