Is the film industry being dominated by the male lens? This could be changing soon—half of recent film grads are women. FestForums Panel, Women in the Film Industry: Let's Opine over Wine will be moderated by CEO Lynne King Smith November 20th, 2016 in Santa Barbara, CA.

FestForums NYC and Santa Barbara hosts conferences in film, music, and food + beverage festival organizers. The events cover new technology, ticketing, planning, performers, and more. This year's Santa Barbara FestForums is held at The Fess Parker, A DoubleTree by Hilton Resort.  

Panelists include Laura Michalchyshyn, Sundance Productions, Wendy Guerrero, Bentonville Film Festival, Tia Lessin, Film Director and Producer, Caroline Suh, Film Director, and Hebe Tabchnik, Palm Springs & Seattle Film Festival.  

CEO Lynne King Smith is thrilled to be a part of this discussion: “I’m in awe of all the amazing women on this panel – our phone discussion this week was lively and just a taste of what will be a very quick hour. Look – women in the film and entertainment industry, like women in tech – experience a whole different level of sexism and gender bias. But rather than be bitter or angry, these women have learned to tap into their best energy, and are all the better for it. These conversations are critical for all women and men until we eliminate bias of all kinds.”

For more information about FestForums' conference, visit festforums.com/welcome.