Ali Wentworth, Ashton Applewhite Booked for MPTF Women’s Conference

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Panel topics at Deal With It: A Women's Conference include resolving personal and work-related conflicts, career transitions, caring for an aging parent, dealing with anxiety and depression, managing stress, estate planning and more.

The Motion Picture & Television Fund is dealing with the finishing touches on its fourth annual Deal With It: A Women’s Conference, scheduled to take place Sept. 25 at the Montage Beverly Hills. 

The conference — built as a forum to give women in the entertainment industry practical advice for planning and "dealing with life’s unexpected curveballs," per the organization — will feature author, actress and social commentator Ali Wentworth along with author, activist and nationally recognized ageism expert Ashton Applewhite.

"Deal With It showcases MPTF's mission to support our entertainment community in living and aging well, and in helping each other in times of need," MPTF CEO Bob Beitcher said Tuesday in a statement. "I am amazed every year by the quality of speakers and panelists we attract to this event and even more by the vibrancy and richness of the conversations in the room among our attendees."

The invitation-only event, which reached capacity hours after the invitations were sent, features 45 speakers all of whom are recognized as experts in their respective fields. Panel topics include resolving personal and work-related conflicts, career transitions, caring for an aging parent, dealing with anxiety and depression, managing stress, estate planning and more.

“Everyone has struggled to repair a damaged relationship, dealt with job loss or sought that elusive sense of purpose. It is so rewarding to see first-hand how our attendees become empowered, educated and armed with the information and resources they need to deal with whatever comes their way,” said conference producer Madelyn Hammond of Madelyn Hammond & Associates.

In addition to the sessions, participants will sample products from such brands as barkTHINS, Blamtastic, McFaddy Candy Co, doTerra Essential Oils, King Soba Noodles, Wyler’s Light, Otter Pops and Kreation Organic. Corporate sponsors of the event include SAG-AFTRA, UCLA Health, DouglasElliman, Select Medical, Cedars-Sinai, Keck Medicine of USC, Providence Health & Services, City of Hope, DLA Piper, PwC, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Venable LLP, HCR Wealth Advisors, Goldfarb & Luu PC, Golden Door Spa, Kreation Organic and Delta Air Lines. Media sponsors include Deadline Hollywood, The Hollywood Reporter, the Los Angeles Times, TIME and Variety. More information can be found here

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