Producer/director Ondi Timoner has the rare distinction of winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival twice. Her 2004 doc, Dig!, explores the star-crossed rivalry of the Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre, while her 2009 top prize-winner, We Live in Public, examines privacy in the virtual age through Internet visionary Josh Harris’ social experiments. Her company A Total Disruption releases weekly short docs about thought leaders and doers who are transforming our lives through technology.
Live stream schedule (all times in PST):
Women Running the Show
7:00 – 7:35 p.m.
In this panel, we will hear from three women who for years have been leaders in different aspects of the entertainment industry, paving the way for more women to follow. We’ll explore how storytelling differs when it’s from the female point of view, the various inclusion initiatives that have been created over the past few years, and if/how things are changing for women across the industry. We will also hear about the work of these pioneers and discover what’s coming from them next.
– Carla Hacken: Producer, Hell or High Water
– Laura Lewis: Founder & CEO, Rebelle Media
– Lesli Linka Glatter: Executive Producer/ Director of Homeland
– Kara Vallow: Executive Producer of Family Guy
From MeToo to WeDo
7:50 – 8:25 p.m.
Through the eyes of two Cosby survivors and two Weinstein survivors, we’ll catch up on the #MeToo and #Time’sUp movements and explore what’s happened (and what hasn’t) since the sexual abuse and rape allegations against Bill Cosby, and how reporting on Weinstein’s abusive behavior opened the floodgates for women everywhere to speak out and pursue justice. We’ll look at how far we’ve come, how far we still have to go, and what we can do. We’ll witness the loving and ultimately game-changing unions forged among the survivors – who have worked to put legislation and regulations in place to stop the cycle of abuse in the Hollywood system. Through speaking out and innovating new organizations, these brave women are forcing industry-wide change.
– Caitlin Dulany: Actor, Project X, Criminal Minds, ER
– Jessica Barth: Actor, Ted/ Founder & CEO of Voices in Action
– Lili Bernard: Actor, The Cosby Show, Seinfeld
– Victoria Valentino: Author of Dirty Diamonds
8:40 – 9:15 p.m.
This panel will focus on women leading our efforts towards sustainability across Los Angeles, and even into the skies above! We will explore what can be done in the next several years to keep temperatures down, what to expect from LAX airport, and how we can mitigate emissions in the sky … We will also look at how we can be ambassadors of change right now, to fight fake news and false marketing and motivate our social groups to influence private interest with their pocketbooks.
– Deborah Flint: CEO of LAX
– Laurie David: Producer, An Inconvenient Truth, Big Little Farm
– Cindy Montañez: CEO of TreePeople
– Maria Race: Director of Environmental Policy, Programs and Sustainability, United Airlines