This is one panel I want to attend. Why? Well, these three women are damned smart and if they share a fraction of what they know about producing, distribution, marketing and the state of Hollywood and the independents today, we will all be the wiser. I'll be showing up on April 11th to watch DreamWorks Animation Chief Marketing Officer Dawn Taubin moderate this panel at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts' 15th Annual Women in Focus Conference.
The panelists are: Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures ("Argo," "The Great Gatsby"); Terry Press, Co-president, CBS Films ("Last Vegas," "Inside Llewyn Davis"); and JoAnne Sellar, Producer ("The Master").
The upcoming event will feature an afternoon of panel discussions with established women in the business, as well as a scholarship presentation, luncheon and networking mixer.
The free Women in Focus event starts at 1:30 pm at The Paul and Daranne Folino Theater in Marion Knott Studios at 283 N. Cypress in Orange, Calif.
Participants will screen clips from their work and discuss their experiences breaking into the industry, building the relationships necessary for success, and obstacles they have faced and overcome throughout their careers. The event concludes with a formal mixer beginning at 4:30 p.m.