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Producers Roundtable: Women in Leadership – Obstacles and Opportunities

January 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Women are behind many of our most beloved creative works. But being a “leader” does not always come with a green-light for production. So what does it really mean to be a female producer in today’s climate?

Together with Scope: Powerful Women, Powerful StoriesWomen In Film Chicago, and Curmudgeon Group, a Chicago-based creative production agency, we will discuss the nature of women in leadership vis-a-vis producing, financing, and power in regard to women-driven projects.

This is a unique opportunity for producers and leaders to share experiences from the field, to talk about the process of negotiating and securing project support from financiers, and discuss best practices for producing and financing creative work across film, broadcast, advertising, and performance.

Bring your questions and take notes! If you have a project you’re working on, we want to hear about it. Free for WIFC members. $10 for non-members. RSVP through Eventbrite is required. Membership will be confirmed before the event. Space is limited to 25.

Location: Choral Hall located beneath Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park. Enter off of Randolph (see map) on the north side of the Harris Theater. Follow the sidewalk south toward the backstage of the Pritzker Pavilion. You will see signs posted for Scope-WIFC Producers Roundtable.

About the hosts

Women In Film is a global community of film, television, advertising, digital and on-screen media professionals, and serves as the preeminent organization for the advancement of women in these industries. The Chicago chapter is dedicated to promoting the professional and educational advancement of members, men and women alike, while contributing to the overall success of Chicago as a provider of high-caliber commercial, television, independent, and major film production.

Scope: Powerful Women, Powerful Stories is a conversation on women in production, inviting the most visionary and emerging female producers of today to share their experience, expertise, and outlook on a wide range of creative industries, from advertising and broadcast to film, radio and live performance. The mission of Scope is to pull back the curtain on the role of female producers within the global community and the impact of their work on current social and cultural trends, political ideologies, the next generation of artists, storytellers, content creators, and the production industry of tomorrow.

Curmudgeon Group is a women-owned creative advertising agency specializing in the ideation and concept design, strategy, communications, and production of experience driven PR and advertising campaigns. We work with mission-driven companies looking to gain a competitive edge, increase loyalty, and connect audiences with the brand’s underlying purpose. We achieve this by seamlessly integrating your brand’s mission with our expertise in brand strategy and positioning; PR and communications; campaign concept design; and the production of immersive, experiential, and omni-channel brand activations. Storytelling lies at the heart of every successful brand experience. Working collaboratively with our clients, we craft experiences that drive measurable, purpose-driven brand impact and engagement.

The Millennium Park Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to maintaining Millennium Park as a free venue for all Chicagoans today and for generations to come. In partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the Millennium Park Foundation is also committed to the stewardship and improvement of Millennium Park and has the responsibility for the programming and care of several features including the public garden, the sculpture galleries and the public art.



January 10, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm