Saturday, March 26 – 1PM
Women in Film: Where are we at, where are we going, and how do we get there?
Moderated by Charlotte Robinson, Emmy Winner & CEO of OUTTAKE MEDIA
- Sara Archambault, LEF Foundation
- Susan Bryant, Sound Recordist, WIFV/NE Board
- Cynthia Close, Documentary Education Resources
- Karen Stark, Right Coast Locations
- Yu Ying Wu Chou, Producer/Director/Editor
There’s a misconception that women are now “equal” in the film industry, despite lack of representation in positions of power. Women working in the industry will share their stories and reflect on what has changed over the years, what has stayed the same, and how to keep change coming.
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SARA ARCHAMBAULT has over 15 years experience in the media and non-profit fields. Her support of the filmmaking community includes roles in funding, exhibition, teaching and making. Today she serves as the Program Manager for the LEF Foundation, a private foundation supporting New England-based filmmakers, and is a founding member and programming partner in The DocYard, a film series at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge.
CYNTHIA CLOSE is the Executive Director of Documentary Education Resources. She has provided fiscal sponsorships to independent documentary makers, teaches a week long, in depth version of this course at the International Film & Television Workshops in Rockport, Maine. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Society For Visual Anthropology and on the Advisory Board of Massachusetts Communications College and The Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival at The American Museum of Natural History in NYC.
SUSAN BRYANT, is a producer, sound recordist, WIFV/NE Board. With a background in managing educational and sustainability projects in the US and Africa, Susan Bryant joined Frontrunner, a documentary about Afghan women leading their country back from chaos, as Associate Producer. Since then she has jumped into a variety of shoots as the “Scampering Soundie,” joining covered wagon trains, Lakota prairie rides, Coast Guard adventures, girls’ leadership institutes, international womens’ meetings, anti-apartheid theatres, centers for African knowledge, indie narratives and others. She brought DP Gary Griffin’s Listopad project to the Sundance Independent Producers Conference, and is creative producer for Bryan Horch’s Sensational Life and co-producer for Jeff Reichert’s Gerrymandering (Tribeca 2010).
CHARLOTTE ROBINSON, Emmy Award Winning, Producer/Director created OUTTAKE MEDIA™ as a news alternative. Charlotte began her career in Boston at WGBH-TV and then joined the staff of WCVB-TV, where she served for four years. She acquired a position with ABC- NY and then accepted a staff position with CBS Inc. During her five years at CBS, her credits included CBS News with Dan Rather.
KAREN STARK has been in this business since the mid-seventies. She started in NYC as a booking agent at Wilhelmina Models, and soon ran the “New Faces” Division, scouting the world for “the next new face”. She freelanced as a producer, line producer, & production manager on low budget Indies, PSA’s & Commercials until settling on location scouting. She has an extensive list of features, shows and commercials.
YU YING WU CHOU is a producer, director and editor. A native of Taiwan, Yu Ying studied media and advertising before transitioning into documentary film editing. She spent five years collaborating with David Sutherland on his six hour Frontline series, COUNTRY BOYS, which aired nationally on PBS in January 2006. She was a co-editor on HBO’s RUN GRANNY RUN and is alsocurrently editing David Sutherland’s latest PBS/Frontline series, A KIND HEARTED WOMAN. Since 2009, she starts to produce and direct “ The Mosou sisters”(workiing title), the story of two spirited daughters from China’s last matriarchel society with Marlo Poras.