November 15-16, 2013
Pepperdine School of Law's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and Pepperdine University's Center for Entertainment, Media and Culture will co-sponsor the conference Women in Hollywood: 100 Years of Negotiating the System on November 15-16, 2013 on the Malibu Campus.
About the Program
Women have played important roles in the entertainment industry from its earliest days. They have achieved great success as actors, directors, writers, producers, agents, managers and legal advisors, and have attained leadership positions in guilds, studios, networks and other industry organizations. But women still face significant challenges in Hollywood. Women in creative, business and legal roles must find ways to effectively balance careers and personal lives. Groups such as Women in Film L.A., New York Women in Film and Television, The Center for the Study of Women in Television & Film, The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and the Directors Guild of America Women's Steering Committee have highlighted the relative scarcity of opportunity for females as creative artists. Although notable efforts have been made toward addressing these realities, challenges and disparities remain.
Women in Hollywood: 100 Years of Negotiating the System is intended to focus on the special issues and challenges facing women individually and collectively in the entertainment industry.
The program will:
- Underline and draw lessons from the lives of women like Mary Pickford, Frances Marion, Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland and others who successfully "negotiated the system," or strove to improve opportunities for themselves and others;
- Provide critical guidance for women in managing conflicts and relationships in their careers and personal lives;
- Help identify sources of resistance to greater opportunities for women and set a collective action agenda aimed at altering the landscape for the next wave of women in the entertainment industry.
PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
General Registration fee for both days: $300
General Registration fee for Friday, November 15: $150
General Registration fee for Saturday, November 16: $150
Registration fee includes materials, continental breakfasts and lunches.
Pepperdine Student may attend for FREE without meals but must register.
Pepperdine Student may attend for $50 including meals but must register and pay online.
These activities have been approved for 12 hours of MCLE credit by the State Bar of California. Pepperdine University School of Law certifies that the activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing MCLE.