J.L. Fisher Dolly Class

December 2nd, 2017 – J.L. Fisher, Inc. Burbank

We covered the basic operation of the model 10 and 11 dollies, dolly accessories, and how to safely get a dolly on tracks. Additionally, we covered building a jib arm on the dolly with a center mount. There was also a facility tour and a Q&A at the end.

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Women Creating Change Launch Event

November 18th,  2017 – Los Angeles Theater Academy (LACC) 

Women In Media partnered with Women Creating Change (WCC) during their launch party.

It was a daylong event of powerful discussions around women empowerment in entertainment, interactive workshops, and one-on-one sessions with top executives, casting directors, producers, entertainment attorneys and more!

Women In Media Self-Defense Class With Toy Lei

November 5th,  2017 – West Hollywood, CA

With the rash of allegations of sexual misconduct against multiple men in our industry, women are feeling vulnerable. We offered a class that taught women the tools and confidence to avoid conflict and have methods to fight back and get away safely.

Toy Lei, instructor
Toy is a martial arts teacher, stunt choreographer and actor/director. She has been training in martial arts for 18 years and teaches kung fu every Sunday when she isn’t on set.

Women In Media Relaunch Event

October 7th, 2017 – The Continental Club, Los Angeles, CA

Women In Media relaunched our community into something even more exciting, vital, and powerful. We celebrated our new 501(c)(3) status and VIP memberships for women.

Photos of the event
Relaunch Event Sponsors

First 100 guests got a comp drink ticket for a specialty vodka cocktail curtesy of Ving Vodka and Seed and Spark. Food provided by Bronzed Aussie and Chef Bev Lazo.

The Slumber Party Massacre I & II Screenings

October 1st, 2017 – The Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
Networking & Nibbles

Directors Amy Holden Jones and Deborah Brock were with us in person along with performers Debra De Liso, Michael Villella and Heidi Kozak. There was a Q&A between the screenings, moderated by Etheria programmer Heidi Honeycutt with Cinematic Void programmer Jim Branscome.

The Creative Triumvirate Panel

July 31st, 2017 – Burbank, CA
Organized by Women in Media & IFCF

Moderated by Tema L. Staig


Tessa Blake – Director (iZombie, NCIS: New Orleans)
Sarah Adina Smith – Director (The Midnight Swim, Buster’s Mal Heart)
Ava Berkofsky – Cinematographer (Insecure season 2, Independent Spirit nominee for Cinematography for Free In Deed)
Barbara Dunphy – Production Designer (Reindeer Games, Dick)
Julie Berghoff – Production Designer (The Handmaid’s Tale, Saw, The Kids are All Right)

The Bad Batch Screening

July 12th, 2017 – Arena Cinelounge, Hollywood, CA
Networking & Nibbles

Join us for a mid week get together as we enjoy complimentary savoury pies from The Bronzed Aussie and Ana Lily Amirpour’s cannibal love story!

Bluestocking Film Festival

June 23rd, 2017 – The Spielberg Theater at The Egyptian, Hollywood, CA
Networking & Nibbles

Bluestocking is an all-narrative short film festival that requires films to feature female protagonist and pass the Bechdel-Wallace Test.

Etheria Film Night

June 3rd, 2017 – The Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood, CA
Networking & Nibbles

Etheria Film Night is the world’s most respected showcase
of new horror, comedy, science fiction, fantasy, action, and thriller films
made by emerging women directors.

50/50 Day Screening

May 10th, 2017 – Arena Theater, Hollywood, CA
Organized by Women In Media & The Women’s March LA Foundation

It’s been a busy 6 months of resistance…. we want to celebrate our community!  Let’s unwind, connect, and discuss solutions for gender parity in the workplace.

Getting to 50/50 short film is by Emmy nominated filmmaker and internet pioneer,
Tiffany Shlain.


Kimberley Browning
Tracy Van Houten
Germaine Franco

International Women’s Day + Thelma & Louise Screening

March 8th, 2017 – The Wiltern Theater,  Los Angeles, CA

Q&A featuring the film’s writer, Callie Khouri, and diverse panelists.
This is a benefit for Planned Parenthood

Celebrating Women Of The 1970s and 80s

February 12th, 17th and 24th,  2017 – The Billy Wilder Theatre at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA 
Organized by Women In Media & Seeking Our Story


February 12th: Chantal Akerman’s JEANNE DIELMAN, 23, QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES

February 17th: Susan Seidelman’s SMITHEREENS

February 24th: Barbara Loden’s WANDA

Femme Frontera

January 29th, 2017 – Taix,  Los Angeles, CA
Networking & Nibbles

The Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase is a collection of short films directed by six female filmmakers from El Paso, Texas, Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. The films in the Showcase, created and organized by El Paso­-based filmmaker Angie Reza Tures,  provide personal and unique perspectives about the U.S.-Mexico border communities they represent.

Triumph of the Will Screening

January 19th, 2017 – SC’s The Ray Stark Family Theatre, School of Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles, CA

Written, Directed, Produced and Edited by Leni Reifenstahl
Commissioned by Adolph Hitler
Screening in 16mm courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

Top Girls (Play)

November 5th, 2016 – Los Angeles City College Caminito Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Networking & Nibbles

Top Girls takes place in 1982 but remains relevant to today’s working women.  It will resonate with people who have dreams, but especially those who have made sacrifices to achieve them.

Written by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Louie Piday
Set Design by Tema L. Staig
Costume Design by Min Lee
Lighting Design by Salvador Flores

Raw Screening

October 8th, 2017 -The Egyptian Theatre Lobby, Hollywood, CA
Networking & Nibbles

Join AWD and Film Fatales for a private Etheria Mixer in honor of the Beyondfest screening of Julia Ducournau’s RAW
presented by Cinefemme with Women in Media!

The Bad Batch Screening

October 7th, 2016 – The Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood, CA
Networking & Nibbles

Join  AWD and Etheria  for the Beyondfest screening of Ana Lily Amirpour’s The Bad Batch
presented by Women In Media with Cinnefemme

Few films hitting the fall festival circuit this year are more voraciously anticipated than Ana Lily Amirpour’s “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” follow up “The Bad Batch.” Billed as a “cannibal love story,” the film boasts a murderer’s row of stars, from Jason Momoa to Jim Carrey, Keanu Reeves to Diego Luna….

Bluestocking Film Festival (Portland, Maine)

July 15th, 2016 – Slab Pizza, 25 Preble Street, Portland, ME 04101
Networking & Nibbles

Join Women In Media at the Bluestocking Film Festival in Portland, Maine!

Make new friends and colleagues at this destination festival. Join us in welcoming the filmmakers before screening their films at our Networking Party.

Artemis Film Festival

April 22nd, 2016 – Laemmle Arhya Fine Arts Theater, Beverly Hills, CA
Networking & Nibbles

Please join us in celebrating women in action films at the Artemis Film Festival!  We have a special Women In Media pass to bring folks together for networking, a panel with legendary stunt women, a red carpet gala, and award winning films.

Gas Food Lodging Screening

March 25th, 2016 – Spielberg Theatre at The American Cinematheque, Los Angeles, CA
Networking & Nibbles

Director Allison Anders will join us in person with her Sundance hit GAS FOOD LODGING (1992)

11th Annual Focus on Female Directors

January 13th, 2016 – Miceli’s, Hollywood, CA
Networking & Nibbles

Join Women in Media and Seeking Our Story at the 11th Annual Focus on Female Directors

This prestigious annual shorts program celebrates the directorial work of Academy Award winners, cinema pioneers, industry heavyweights, animators, music video directors, documentarians and the brightest stars emerging from film schools and the international festival circuit. 

Shrek Screening

December 15th, 2015 – Main Theater at LA Film School, Los Angeles, CA
Networking & Nibbles

The Alliance of Women Directors presents a Seeking Our Story screening with Women In Media

Vicky Jenson’s “Shrek”
With Jenson in person presenting her short film “Family Tree”

Near Dark Screening

October 30th, 2015 – Main Theatre, The Los Angeles Film School, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Networking & Nibbles

Alliance of Women Directors presents a Seeking Our Story and Women In Media Screening of Kathryn Bigelow’s NEAR DARK with guests from Etheria Film Night.

Little Anne Roonie Screening

July 16th, 2015 – The Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood, CA
Networking & Nibbles

Seeking Our Story screens ‘Little Annie Rooney’ a co-presentation with The Mary Pickford Foundation and the American Cinematheque’s Rack Focus Initiative.

Networking before the film sponsored by Alliance of Women Directors, International Screenwriters’ Association, Women In Media and Etheria Film Night.

Etheria Film Festival

June 10th, 2015 – Magnolia Restaurant, Hollywood, CA
Networking & Nibbles

Join Women In Media for the Etheria Film Night Kick off Party!
Celebrate with the filmmakers the night before seeing their films at the festival.

Thirteen Screening

May 27th, 2015 – The Egyptian Theater, Hollywood, CA
Networking & Nibbles

Join Seeking Our Story, Women in Media, Alliance of Women Directors, Etheria Film Night and Rack Focus at the American Cinematheque in welcoming director Catherine Hardwicke in person for a Q and A and masterclass.

Screening in 35mm!