ArcLight Cinemas has announce the launch of the inaugural ArcLight Presents Women in Entertainment Summit, which is its first foray into live programming, TheWrap has learned. The event will take place at the Hollywood Dome on Nov. 5, and tickets are currently available for purchase here.
ArcLight’s executive VP Gretchen McCourt will host the event, which will feature keynotes by Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis, founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and Women In Film president Cathy Schulman.
Imagined by ArcLight Cinemas, the event will bring together forward-thinkers from all areas of the entertainment industry to explore a variety of topics that greatly impact women, from human rights and women’s leadership to storytelling across platforms and empowering the next generation of women to emerge as creative powerhouses.
“As women, our leadership roles keep expanding and with them the challenges we face in the entertainment industry. We are thrilled to get involved in changing the face of entertainment by cultivating these discussions,” said McCourt.
“We’re excited to partner with ArcLight on this initiative. The only way to create change is to have key entertainment industry decision makers take the lead by driving opportunities for women on-screen and behind the scenes,” added Davis.
ArcLight Presents Women in Entertainment Summit will be housed in ArcLight’s iconic Cinerama Dome, designed to spark a broader, more transparent dialog that focuses on current and emerging topics with analysis and depth that has not yet been explored by a dedicated program. The event aims to find creative answers to the challenges they face as women in the entertainment industry.
The event will provide a comfortable setting to gather friends of ArcLight and those women and men that are leaders in all fields of entertainment from film and television to sports, marketing, fashion and music, who collectively believe and are dedicated to the advancement of women.
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