WWFC virtual events spring and summer 20

Virtual Events

We're bringing the top women of Hollywood to you

WWFC virtual events spring and summer 20

Our virtual events provide career development opportunities to filmmakers around the world. With donation-based tickets, we’re removing financial barriers to the industry and providing access to advice and feedback from the top women of Hollywood.

Event tickets are non-refundable, and we do not release the full recordings of the events, so the only way to see the whole event is to register and watch it live! 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Virtual networking session: Fall for filmmakers

Sept. 21, 2021

Meet potential collaborators in the film industry through moderated networking prompts in this fun summer-themed session! Tickets are $10. Register now!

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PAST EVENTS

To watch the highlights for some of our events visit our YouTube channel and on our Instagram account.

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How to be a showrunner with
Elle Johnson

May 21, 2020

[Full workshop available now on Patreon] Elle Johnson, Showrunner of Netflix's hit series "Self Made" shares how she got into the business and gives feedback on audience elevator pitches.

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Intimacy on Set with Ita O'Brien of "I May Destroy You"

Oct. 1, 2020

Ita O'Brien, the intimacy coordinator for "I May Destroy You," "Normal People," and more, shares how cast and crews can heighten an intimate scene while keeping everyone safe and secure.

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Creating and pitching TV with Jennie Snyder Urman

Nov. 12, 2020

Jennie Snyder Urman will talk about how she became a showrunner and provide live feedback for audience-submitted elevator pitches.

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Writing and Directing "The Half of It" with Alice Wu

Oct. 15, 2020

Writer/director Alice Wu will answer all of your questions and break down a scene from her hit Netflix film "The Half of It."

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Directing drama with Catherine Hardwicke

July 30, 2020

Get ready for a box office legend to break down one of her scenes for you and then give feedback on audience submissions! 

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How to advance as a writer & pitch your ideas with Angela Kang

June 13, 2021

Angela Kang joins us for a Q&A about how to write, produce and pitch. Some audience members will receive live feedback on their pitches!

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How to budget, schedule and manage your film

Jan. 14, 2021

Unit production manager, EP and line producer Jenny Hinkey shares what you need to know about production at every budget level.

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Writing Horror that Jumps of the Page

Oct. 29, 2020

Heighten suspense in your screenwriting in this horror workshop with Charise Castro Smith of "The Exorcist" & "The Haunting of Hill House"!

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Cinematography Workshop with Nancy Schreiber, ASC

July 16, 2020

Learn how to enhance your vision from award-winning cinematographer Nancy Schreiber, ASC, whose work has spanned Sundance, HBO, Shondaland, Starz, and more + a live reel critique! 

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Delving into "Harriet": Q&A with writer/director Kasi Lemmons

Aug 20, 2020

Kasi Lemmons, the director of "Eve's Bayou," "Harriet," and "Self Made" joins us for an in-depth conversation on directing, writing and acting.

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Watch party and Q&A with director Mimi Leder

June 20, 2020

We'll be live-tweeting the finale of "The Morning Show" and then chatting with Mimi Leder about the show and her career directing some of the most successful TV in history. 

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"The Photograph" Screening and Q&A with director

July 11, 2020

Hear about what went into making this stunning film, starring Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield, directly from Stella Meghie. 

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"Little Fires Everywhere" finale and Q&A with Lynn Shelton

April 22, 2020

Director Lynn Shelton talks about what it's like to work with Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington on the hit Hulu original "Little Fires Everywhere."

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Behind the scenes with Hollywood's top stuntwomen

May 29, 2020

Guests Janeshia Adams-Ginyard, Michelle Lee and Luci Romberg share what it was like to play such a crucial roles in Hollywood's biggest blockbusters. 

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Create and Connect: Screenwriting Workshop

Sept. 24, 2020

Create screenplay ideas, get words on the paper and connect with other screenwriters during this interactive virtual workshop. 

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How to incorporate VFX into  your film at any budget with Lotta Forssman

April 16, 2021

VFX supervisor Lotta Forssman shares how filmmakers can use effects to achieve their vision.

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How to use personal experiences to write and direct

April 29, 2021

Mohawk filmmaker Tracey Deer will share what she learned writing for a Netflix series & making her debut feature, which premiered at TIFF.

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"Late Night" watch party and Q&A with director Nisha Ganatra

April 18, 2020

Find out how director Nisha Ganatra convinced  Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson to hire her for "Late Night" and so much more! 

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"Someone Great" watch party and Q&A with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson

May 2, 2020

Hear directly from Jennifer Kaytin Robinson on how she wrote and directed  this hilarious friend-centric rom-com starring Gina Rodriguez, Brittnay Snow and DeWanda Wise.

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Screening of "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" with director

April 4, 2020

Susan Johnson shared insider moments behind making this hit film and about her journey as a director.

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How to use your voice to get what you want with Samara Bay

March 12, 2021

Author and top Hollywood speech coach Samara Bay will help filmmakers craft a personal pitch and share tools for actors tackling accents.

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How to write, direct and star in your story

Feb. 25, 2021

Isabel Sandoval of "Lingua Franca" will talk about being a multi-hyphenate and telling the story only you can tell.

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Producing Sundance hits with Natalie Qasabian

May 13, 2021

Natalie Qasabian, producer of Sundance breakout feature "Run," will discuss her work and provide pitch feedback during this live workshop.

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Amber Horn teaches you how to nail your virtual audition

Nov. 19, 2020

Casting director Amber Horn will help you nail your virtual audition and give live feedback on several audience-submitted actor reels.

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Intimacy from page to screen with Mia Schachter

Feb. 11, 2021

Intimacy coordinator Mia Schachter (they/them) of "Grey's Anatomy," "Love, Victor" & "Euphoria" will share tips for creating safe sets.

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Production design workshop and critique with Ina Mayhew

Dec. 17, 2020

Production designer Ina Mayhew will shares how she works with filmmakers like Ava DuVernay, Spike Lee and Tyler Perry to create the look of a film. In honor of the holidays, she talked about designing "Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square"!

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Exploring the director and cinematographer dynamic 

March 25, 2021

Writer/director Ruthy Pribar & cinematographer Daniella Nowitz of "Asia," Israel's Oscar entry for best foreign film, starring Shira Haas.

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Designing your lookbook with co-creator of "Russian Doll"

June 5, 2020

[Full workshop available now on Patreon] "Russian Doll" co-creator Leslye Headland and graphic designer Inga Brege talk you through how to make an effective lookbook for pitching and communicating your vision. 

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Directing, writing and producing comedy for film & TV with Lucia Aniello

July 15, 2021

Learn how the creator, writer, showrunner, director & EP of HBO Max's new dark comedy series "Hacks" built a career in comedy. Some audience members will receive live feedback on their directing reels!

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How to break into TV writing and what to do once you get there

Nov. 5, 2020

[Full workshop available now on Patreon] Staff writer Obehi Janice shares the ins and outs of breaking into the industry, what the writer's room is like, and how to plan your next steps.

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Workshop with award-winning music editor Jennifer Dunnington

Oct. 22, 2020

[Full workshop available now on Patreon
Music editor Jennifer Dunnington will demystify her role and help directors and composers collaborate more effectively in this workshop.

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How to be the showrunner of a hit Hulu comedy series

June 25, 2020

Everyone who reserves a spot for this workshop can submit an elevator pitch. Several of these pitches will be chosen for live feedback from Alexandra Rushfield during the workshop. 

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How to get your script production- ready with Kristina Thomas

Dec. 3, 2020

Learn how script coordinators get scripts ready for production and how this role can advance your writing career with Kristina Thomas of "Lovecraft Country," "The Haunting of Bly Manor" and more! 

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Watch party and Q&A with Alma Har'el

May 16, 2020

From Free the Bid to working with Shia LaBeouf, Director Alma Har'el discusses her film "Honey Boy" and her inspiring career.

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Directing a worldwide hit comedy series with Linda Mendoza

July 23, 2020

[Full workshop available now on Patreon] Sharpen your comedic directing skills with a director who's helmed episodes of "Never Have I Ever," "Brooklyn 9-9," "Ugly Betty," "Black-ish," "Scrubs," "The Mindy Project," "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and "30 Rock" 

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Adapting books for TV with HBO Max's "Made for Love" creators

May 20, 2021

"Made for Love" executive producers, Christina Lee & Alissa Nutting, will discuss adapting source material to make a hit HBO max show.

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How to be the showrunner and ink an overall deal with HBO and AMC

April 22, 2021

Jami O'Brien will talk about how she became a showrunner and provide live feedback on several audience-submitted elevator pitches.

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Scoring for film & TV: Workshop and live critique

June 4, 2020

Award-winning composers Meshell Ndegeocello and Wendy Blackstone share their tricks of the trade and offer live critique. 

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How to Make a Micro-Budget Feature Film

Sept. 17, 2020

Learn from the creative team behind "Inez & Doug & Kira" on how they secured their cast, shot the film in 16 days, and secured distribution — all on a budget of $150,000. 

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Writing sketch comedy with Akilah Green

Aug 13, 2020

Akilah Green of "A Black Lady Sketch Show" will talk about the writing room, punching up comey and she'll offer live critique of audience submitted sketches! 

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Film Editing and Live Critique with Terilyn Shropshire

Sept. 10, 2020

Terilyn Shropshire, the editor behind "The Old Guard," "Love and Basketball," "Eve's Bayou" and more, will share her tips and provide feedback on audience submitted work.

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Producing for film & TV with "Normal People" producer

June 11, 2020

Emma Norton, the producer behind Hulu's "Normal People" and the oscar-nominated film "Room," shares her advice and feedback.

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Editing workshop with Shannon Baker Davis, ACE

Aug 6, 2020

Shannon Baker Davis will discuss editing for film and television and offer live critique of audience submitted scenes! 

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"Destroyer" watch party and Q&A with Karyn Kusama

April 25, 2020

Hear how Karyn Kusama directed Nicole Kidman's brutal performance  in the critically-acclaimed feature "Destroyer."

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Directing for TV with DeMane Davis + live critique

May 28, 2020

DeMane Davis, director of hit shows like "You," "How to Get Away with Murder," and "Queen Sugar" will share tips for getting into t.v. directing and offering feedback on several director's reels. 

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Casting director workshop with Andrea Bunker

April 30, 2020

Andrea Bunker has helped cast "Big Little Lies," "Succession" and more and now she's here to give advice on acting reels, auditions, and casting.

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How to create a funding and distribution plan for your feature

Jan. 7, 2021

[Full workshop available now on Patreon
Create a funding and distribution strategy for your film! We'll discuss defining your audience, applying for grants, avoiding predatory distribution deals and more. 

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"Selah & the Spades" screening & Q&A with director and stars

April 17, 2020

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How to get on a casting director's radar with Erica A. Hart

Feb. 4, 2021

Casting director Erica A. Hart will help actors stand out, nail their virtual auditions, perfect their marketing materials and more.

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How to write on hit TV shows, direct award-winning films & sell your pilot

Feb. 18, 2021

Felicia Pride ("Queen Sugar," "Grey's Anatomy," "tender") will share what she's learned about writing, pitching and developing for TV & film.

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How to make an Oscar-nominated short film

April 1, 2021

Writer/director Elvira Lind and cinematographer Eugene Koh will discuss the creative process behind making their Oscar-nominated shorts.

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How to be a series regular with Noemi Gonzalez of Selena

March 4, 2021

Noemí González will talk about landing series regular roles and share advice for actors looking to get to the next level of their careers

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Everything you need to know about production insurance

March 18, 2021

Stacie O’Beirne, senior VP of Front Row Insurance Brokers, will demystify film insurance, explain changes due to COVID, and help you with your forms.

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Acting for movie musicals with Ana Isabelle of Spielberg's "West Side Story"

May 6, 2021

Actor and Latin music star Ana Isabelle will share advice for actors looking to get to the next level of their careers.