November 15-16, 2013
Pepperdine University School of Law
Friday, November 15, 2013
8:00-9:00 Registration/Breakfast Reception
9:00 Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Deanell Reece Tacha, Dean and Professor of Law
Suzanne de Passe, American television, music and film producer, co-chairman of de Passe Jones
PART I. LEARNING FROM OUR PAST: HOLLYWOOD WOMEN’S STORIES
10:15-11:15 Screening of Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women
in Hollywood (introduced by Cari Beauchamp)
11:15-12:30 The First Hundred Years: A Conversation with Cari Beauchamp, Victoria Hochberg and Robin
Professor Tom Stipanowich sits down with Cari Beauchamp, noted film historian and author of
Without Lying Down and Joseph P. Kennedy Presents; prominent director Victoria Hochberg, and
well-known screenwriter and director Robin Swicord to discuss the careers, struggles and
achievements of women during the first century of Hollywood.
- Cari Beauchamp, noted film historian and author of Without Lying Down and Joseph P. Kennedy Presents
- Victoria Hochberg, American Film and Television Director and Writer
- Robin Swicord, Screenwriter and Director
PART II. PRESENT CHALLENGES: EFFECTIVELY NEGOTIATING CAREERS—AND LIVES
1:30-2:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Barbara Annis, CEO, Barbara Annis & Associates, Inc., author of Same Words, Different
Language; Leadership and the Sexes; Work With Me (with John Gray)
2:10-3:30 Negotiations: Unique Challenges for Women
Moderator Deborah M. Soon, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Marketing, Catalyst sits down
with Linda Lichter, Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman; Rena Ronson, Co-head,
Independent Film Group, United Talent Agency; and Wendy Japhet, Executive Producer and
Producer to discuss prominent conflicts in the current landscape of disputes and the varied
approaches of successful resolution.
- Linda Lichter, Partner, Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman, Inc.
- Rena Ronson, Co-head, Independent Film Group, United Talent Agency (UTA)
- Wendy Japhet, Producer/Executive Producer of studio and independent films, and President and executive at studio-based and independent production companies
3:45-5:15 Women and Entertainment Unions/Academies/Guilds
Moderator Ivy Kagan Bierman, Partner at Loeb & Loeb and Women in Film Foundation Board
member, sits down with Kim Roberts Hedgpeth, Former Executive Director, SAG-AFTRA; Betty
Thomas, TV and Film Director, Senior VP, Director’s Guild of America; and Joan Graves, Chair of
MPAA Classification and Rating Administration, to discuss the roles women play in setting
policies, negotiations, resolving disputes, and promoting diversity in the realm of the
Entertainment Industry Guilds and Unions and Academics.
- Kim Roberts Hedgpeth, Former Executive Director, SAG-AFTRA
- Betty Thomas, TV and Film Director, Senior VP, Director’s Guild of America
- Joan Graves, Chair of MPAA Classification and Rating Administration
5:15-600 RECEPTION in ATRIUM
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Craig Detweiler, Professor, Seaver College, and Director of Pepperdine's Center for
Entertainment, Media and Culture
9:00-9:40 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Sharon Lawrence, Actress and Producer
9:40-11:00 Mentors and Sponsors
Moderator William Nix, Industry Advisor to Straus Institute's Entertainment, Media & Sports
Project, sits down with a panel of men and women from the entertainment industry. They will
each share their own experiences of being mentored and mentoring. The panel will also discuss
programs to foster mentoring and sponsorship run by Women in Film Foundation (WIFF) in
Los Angeles and New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT).
- Lillah McCarthy, Sr. Executive, Turner Broadcasting System
- Tom Sherak, President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences from 2009-2012, former Partner at Revolution Studios, and recently appointed Los Angeles "film czar"
- Terry Lawler, Executive Director, NY Women in Film and Television
11:15-12:15 Negotiation Exercise: "Negotiating a Compensation Package"
Assistant Professor of Law and Assistant Director of Pepperdine’s Straus Institute of Dispute
Resolution Stephanie Bell will talk about the research, tools, tips, and strategies of negotiating
tangible and intangible “compensation”: in dollars, credit and respect.
PART III. SHAPING THE FUTURE
1:15-2:00 KEYNOTE: “Leaning In: Empowering the Next Wave of Women Leaders” Featuring: Nell Scovell, co-author of Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In
2:00-3:15 Directing the Future
Moderator Craig Detweiler sits down with Lesli Linka Glatter, Director, Co-Executive Producer
Homeland; Linda Goldstein Knowlton, Director/Producer, Somewhere Between; and Brenda
Chapman, Director, Brave to discuss the future role of women in the industry as directors/leaders/
executives and decision-makers. We explore the “new normal” of women running the show.
- Lesli Linka Glatter, Director,Co-executive Producer Homeland
- Linda Knowlton Goldstein, Director/Producer, Somewhere Between
- Brenda Chapman, Director, Brave
3:15-3:30 Break 3:30-5:00 YA: Raising Up New Heroes
Moderator, Rachel Kimbrough, Studio Business Affairs Lawyer and Vice-President of Business &
Legal Affairs at Lionsgate in conversation with Melissa Rosenberg, Screenwriter of the Twlight
Saga and Lucy Fisher, Producer of Divergent, explores mentoring, millennials, and young women's
voices in the Hollywood of the future.
- Melissa Rosenberg, Screenwriter, The Twilight Saga
- Lucy Fisher, Producer, Divergent