Women In Media, Local 871 (Script Supervisors, Coordinators, Accountants and Allied Production Specialists), Local 839 (The Animation Guild), and Local 892 (The Costume Designer’s Guild) hosted two panels, a town hall, and a mixer where we discussed and shaped solutions for glaring pay equity gaps in the entertainment business.
Tema Staig (Executive Director of Women In Media) opened the day with a speech (read it here).
Speakers on the first panel were Elisa Phillips (Color Stylist Committee, Local 839), Betty Madden (Costume Designer, Local 892), Kelly Berry (Set Decorator, Local 44), Leslie Simon (Business Representative, Local 871) and Sara Chaiken (Production Coordinator, Local 871).
A special message of support from Lilly Ledbetter was read by DGA member Rachel Feldman.
Panel 2 consisted of Melissa Goodman (Director of Advocacy ACLU), Kathy Connell (Executive Producer, SAG Awards & National Programming at SAG-AFTRA), Nithya Raman (Time’s Up Entertainment Executive Director), Alison Emilio (Director of Reframe) and Marisa Shipley (Reel Equity Chair, Art Department Coordinator, Local 871).
The Town Hall was moderated by Yolanda Cochran, PGA, National Board of Directors, Production Executive at Disney ABC Television Group.
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