Panelists: Andrea Miller (Saltmill), Jenni Magee-Cook (Disneytoon Studios), Ukeme Emem (Future Perfect Media). Moderator: Caitlin Burns (Chair, PGA Women's Impact Network East Coast)

As the entertainment industry shifts from linear models of broadcast to interactive, multiplatform paradigms, there is one metric that seems to move at a snails pace: employment and empowerment of women. The case for diversity in production has been made, and while studios, networks, and publishing houses struggle to increase the number of women in decision-making positions many female producers are creating opportunities for themselves. This year, the Producers Guild of America launched the Women’s Impact Network as a portal for organizations and programs for women in media to collaborate and work toward a more equitable industry. PGA members from film, games, and interactive will share their work initiatives and ask: What are the barriers to establishing a better environment for female creators? What are the new opportunities on the horizon for women entering the media workplace? And, most vitally, these speakers will share stories about their work and experiences as producers, regardless of gender. 

Presented in partnership with The Producers Guild of America New Media Council & The Producers Guild of America Women’s Impact Network (PGA WIN).

PGA WIN was formed to promote gender equity as part of the Producers Guild of America's larger vision of diversity. This communication network within the PGA is focused on mentorship, finance education and access; and raising awareness through research and outreach with industry decision makers. WIN is a portal to a network of allied organizations and a place to coordinate support for women in the realms of studio motion pictures, television, new media, and independent film.