As a Transmedia Producer, Caitlin Burns creates and influences international intellectual properties, brands and social outreach campaigns. With Starlight Runner where she is Executive Editor as well as a Transmedia Producer, she has worked on properties including: Pirates of the Caribbean, Fairies, and Tron Legacy for Disney, James Cameron’s Avatar for Fox, Halo for Microsoft, and Transformers for Hasbro.
She’s kind of a big deal…
Looking to learn more about stunt performers and coordination? Why not learn from the best?
With over 200 film and TV credits, Shelley Cook is one of the most experienced, respected and well-connected stunt co-ordinators in the business. When specialized teams need to be assembled for complex and extraordinary stunts, Shelley’s extensive experience can put the right people in the right place at the right time.
Jennifer Fox’s accomplishments in filmmaking are beyond impressive. She has won Best Documentary Film and Best Cinematography from the Sundance Film Festival, and a Gracie Award for Best Television Series for American Love Story.
Fox and her My Reincarnation team raised a record-breaking $150,000 on Kickstarter, the most ever for a campaign for a finished film and the second highest ever raised for a documentary.
Want to know how she did it? Well, she will share all of her secrets (most…) at Women Making Waves!
Science Fiction and Fantasy television has always been at forefront of casting women in lead roles, but in recent years the number of female led shows that delve into the freaky and strange has exploded. From the locally shot Haven and its lead Audrey Parker, to the sexy world of a succubus in Lost Girl, to the story of the world’s only female werewolf… women in sci-fi are hot!
So get ready to geek out… Women Making Waves will feature showrunners Daegan Fryklind, Emily Andras, and Shawn Piller who will talk all things ladies in sci-fi.
Most of us have had the pleasure of attending a songwriter’s circle, hearing our favorite tunes and learning how our favorite artist’s were inspired to write them. Well, how many of us can say that we have been to a screenwriter’s circle? Probably less. And how many of us can say we have been to a screenwriter’s circle featuring award-winning filmmaker Ruba Nadda? None. For now!
Learn more about these talented screenwriters showcased and make sure you don’t miss this once in a lifetime event!
Ruba Nadda was born in Montreal and studied English Literature at York University before taking a six-week course in film production at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. She made several award winning short films, including Lost Woman Story, Do Nothing, Interstate Love story, Wet heat drifts through the afternoon, So Far Gone, Damascus Nights, I would suffer cold hands for you, Black September, Laila, Slut, and Aadan before writing and directing the features Sabah, Cairo Time, which earned Best Canadian Feature Film at Toronto International Film Festival and Rotten Tomatoes best reviewed film (Romance) of 2010, and Inescapable. She is now gearing up with producers Danny Iron and Christine Vachon to shoot her next movie, October Gale starring Patricia Clarkson.
Deanne Foley is an award-winning filmmaker who made her mark with award-winning comedic shorts,Trombone Trouble and The Magnificent Molly McBride. Her debut feature, Beat Down, garnered three Canadian Comedy Award nominations including Best Direction and won five awards at domestic and international film festivals including Best Debut Award at the Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto and Best Narrative Feature at the Portland Oregon’s Women Film Festival. Currently, Deanne is in post-production on her sophomore feature, Relative Happiness, a romantic comedy, based on the best-selling novel by Cape Breton writer, Lesley Crewe. She is also developing several feature films with writing partner, Iain MacLeod, including I Hate Rich Kids and an adaption of Lesley Crewe’s Shoot Me.
Louise Lalonde is a screenwriter and digital media producer. She has written, directed, and produced several short films and is currently working toward producing feature films. She runs an annual series of workshops, the PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp, and has recently begun producing audio books by Atlantic Canadian authors.
Melissa Silverstein is a writer and speaker with an extensive expertise in the area of women and Hollywood. She is the founder and editor of Women and Hollywood, one of the most respected sites for issues related to women and film as well as other areas of pop culture. Women and Hollywood educates, advocates, and agitates for gender parity across the entertainment industry. She is the Artistic Director and co-founder of the Athena Film Festival — A Celebration of Women and Leadership — at Barnard College in NYC. The fourth annual festival took place from February 6-9, 2014.
Melissa recently published the first book from Women and Hollywood, In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing, which is a compilation of over 40 interviews that have appeared on the site. She was one of the recipients of the 2013 Susan B. Anthony Award from the NYC Chapter of the National Organization for Women.
She is a columnist for Forbes.com and her work has been featured on CNN, the BBC as well as in Newsweek, Salon, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, NY Times, and many other publications. Women and Hollywood was named one of the top 100 websites for women by ForbesWoman in 2013, 2012 and 2011. In 2011, Melissa was named one of the Top 100 Arts tweeters by the Times of London and in 2010, she was named one of 10 film critics to follow on twitter by Flavorwire. In 2008, Women and Hollywood was named by More Magazine as one of the “blogs to watch,” and in 2009, it was named “Best Hollywood blog” by totalfilm.com.
Melissa has experience working on social media marketing campaigns and events for a variety of films. Recent films include: My Week With Marilyn, The Iron Lady, Gloria Steinem: In Her Own Words, Dancing Across Borders, Bright Star, The Boys are Back, Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg, Cheri, Sunshine Cleaning, Last Chance Harvey, Revolutionary Road, Hounddog, The Duchess, A Previous Engagement, Then She Found Me, The Business of Being Born, Becoming Jane, Bend it Like Beckham, and The Hours.
She has also worked on several high profile public education campaigns including Take Our Daughters to Work Day and the Pro Choice Public Education Project, and she was the founding project director for The White House Project and prior to that was the chief of Staff at the Ms. Foundation for Women. She is a member of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists and NY Women in Film and TV.
Her writing has been featured in The Washington Post, NY Times, More Magazine, the Women’s Media Center, Equality, the Magazine of the Human Rights Campaign, wowOwow, Huffington Post, Zoom in Online, Alternet, Ms. Magazine; ivillage among others. She was a contributor to The Tattooed Girl: The Enigma of Stieg Larsson and the Secrets Behind the Most Compelling Thriller of Our Time.