Panel on Women in Entertainment This Saturday

(released 3/25/2008)

On Saturday, March 29, 2008, the New York City's Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting will present "Women in Entertainment Production: Paths to Opportunity," a panel discussion at Hunter College to explore career opportunities for women in the entertainment industry.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Associate Commissioner Julianne Cho with a Q&A session to follow. The panelists will be comprised of female executives in New York City's entertainment industry.

Panelists include:

Laurie Rich, Executive in Charge of Production, (Martha)
Alex Duda, Executive Producer, (Tyra)
Allison Silverman, Executive Producer (The Colbert Report)
Winsome Sinclair, Casting Director (Black Snake Moan, Inside Man)
Amy Sewell, Independent Film Producer (Mad Hot Ballroom)

"Our local entertainment production industry employs 100,000 New Yorkers and contributes $5 billion to our economy on an annual basis," Katherine Oliver, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting said. "As we attract new production business to the City and create new jobs through the 'Made in NY' incentive program, we are working to ensure that a diverse group of New Yorkers have access to these positions, through programs such as this panel, the City's Diversity Task Force and our Production Assistant Training Program - a series of free, full-time, month-long training programs developed with Brooklyn Workforce Innovations." For more information, visit

The event begins at 10am. Doors will open at 9:30 am. The panel is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP to by Thursday, March 27. The panel will take place on the Hunter College campus, West Building, HW 714, 695 Park Ave, New York. All panelists are subject to change.

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