Higher Learning: Women in View – SEXMONEYMEDIA 2013
Tuesday, June 4 from 2:00pm-3:30pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3
350 King St. West
Women are tipping the balance at the box office in both Canada and the US according to recent stats, finally displacing teen boys. So will we see a revolution in content and content creators? Our ever-expanding media landscape should offer the possibility of increased diversity on screen. It makes sense for “product” to reflect the increasingly diversified global audience, yet what’s on offer seems to be more of the same, by the same.
Join us for a lively discussion with a distinguished panel of media leaders. Panelists include Globe and Mail television critic John Doyle; ACTRA National President Ferne Downey; Head of Sundance Productions Laura Michalchyshyn, and Dr. Stacy Smith, USC Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism; Head Researcher, Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media. The discussion will be moderated by Rina Fraticelli, Executive Director of Women in View.
This event is a co-presentation between TIFF Higher Learning and Women in View.
SEXMONEYMEDIA will follow a 10:00 AM press conference to launch “Focus on Women 2013,” the first pan-Canadian report to examine the participation of women in Canada’s independent film, television and digital media production sector.
HOW TO OBTAIN TICKETS: Tickets to this event are free. Please contact Christine Webber firstname.lastname@example.org to book a ticket for the panel or for more information.