WeTalk — Women Running the Show

Ondi Timoner explores storytelling from the female perspective, inclusion initiatives, and how the entertainment industry is changing.

On the latest episode of WeTalk, we hear from four women who have been leading for years in different aspects of the entertainment industry and paving the way for more women to follow. Their conversation explores how storytelling differs when it’s from the female POV, the various inclusion initiatives that have been generated over the last several years, and if/how things are changing for women across the industry. We also learn 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

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.