Think Tank 3 – Podcast and Pictures

Thank you to our sold out audience at Carriageworks on 22 February for WITS Think Tank 3. We heard from leading women in the film and television industry:

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Listen to the full podcast on the night here:

Pictures from the night (credit: Julia Dray):

 

Third Forum: 22 February 2016, 7pm

Join Women in Theatre and Screen (WITS) for Think Tank 3 as we discuss the ‘types’ of roles written for and available to women in television and film.

We track the creative process from writer to producer to casting director to agent to actor to distributor.

How can we create roles more reflective of women in society? How can we shape diverse, complex voices? How can we ensure women are represented earnestly in every step of the creative process?

Meet us on Monday 22 February 2016, 7-9pm at Carriageworks, Sydney.

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Panelists:

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Carriageworks’ director Lisa Havilah will welcome the audience.

A keynote address will be given by Associate Professor Elizabeth McMahon to frame the evening’s discussions.

Three key announcements will also be made by WITS on the night.

Join us for drinks afterwards to network with your industry colleagues until 10pm. After our inaugural Think Tank at the Seymour Centre, followed by our sold out Think Tank at Belvoir, we now have our biggest space yet with our gracious hosts, Carriageworks.

With a bigger setting we’re charging a small monetary amount this time ($10 per ticket) to meet costs. Book your tickets here: http://tix.yt/wits or here:

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Be part of the conversation. Actively shape your industry to reflect the reality you know it can be.

Please note this will be our final WITS Think Tank of the year. It is our final opportunity to have extensive, public debate and network before we knuckle down and start upskilling and producing work.

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST RECORDING OF THE NIGHT HERE:

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Second Forum: Monday 23 November 2015, 7:30pm

VENUE: Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney.

WITS welcomes you to the second forum: Making Gender Parity a Reality

Join a panel of industry professionals to discuss HOW we can achieve gender parity and diversity on our screens and stages, and why it makes good artistic, cultural, ethical, and business sense to do it.

Featuring Panellists:

Pete Evans (Co-Artistic Director, Bell Shakespeare)
Pearl Tan (filmmaker Pearly Productions, co-chair of Equity Diversity Committee)
Wesley Enoch (Artistic Director, Queensland Theatre Company)
Ana Tiwary (filmmaker at Indivisual Films, co-organiser of WIFT)
Dino Dimitriadis (Artistic Director, Apocalypse Theatre Company)
Penny Harpham (Artistic Director, She Said Theatre)
Lisa Havilah (Artistic Director, Carriageworks)
Courtney Gibson (Chief Executive, Screen NSW)

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Gender parity is good for everyone. Join the conversation.

All welcome: women, genderqueer, men. You have a place here.

PLEASE NOTE – THIS EVENT IS TICKETED.

BOOK here: https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/wits2

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/421680708038294/.

Organisers: Erica Lovell, Libby Munro, Lizzy Schebesta, Maryann Wright.

For more information, contact: ericahlovell@gmail.com.

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LISTEN TO OUR PODCAST OF THE NIGHT HERE:

First Forum: Monday 26 October 2015, 7PM

A Conversation between women, for women.

VENUE: York Theatre, Seymour Centre, NSW. 

Featuring Guest Speakers:

GRACE BARNES
DIANA SIMMONDS
Dr. ELIZABETH MCMAHON Ph.D.

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Why are women still so underrepresented in stage and screen? Why are women underrepresented in creative roles? Why are we still reading disturbingly sexist casting briefs? Why are there so few women artistic directors?

As women in the arts, we have a responsibility to foster and fight for an industry that gives a voice to women, not only for the sake of our own careers, but for women as a whole who have a right to see their stories represented on stage and screen.

We invite you to an open discussion of our experiences as women in the entertainment industry, and a brainstorm of practical strategies to address these challenges and facilitate change.

Equity is not rocket science. Let’s make it happen.

PLEASE NOTE THIS INITIAL EVENT IS OPEN ONLY TO WOMEN.

Media coverage in the lead up to the event: 

Sydney Morning Herald

AussieTheatre.com

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND AND WISH TO HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD

Email ericahlovell@gmail.com your responses to the following questions:

Q1. What gender related issues have you observed as a consumer and maker of theatre and screen content?

Q2. How have these experiences impacted on you emotionally, psychologically, professionally, and financially?

Q3. What does your ideal future for women in the theatre and screen industries look like?

Organisers: Erica Lovell, Clementine Mills, Libby Munro, Lizzy Schebesta, Maryann Wright.

For more information, contact: ericahlovell@gmail.com.

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