ArcLight Cinemas to Launch Women in Entertainment Workshop Series

The program, which will run May 17-19, will explore issues in production, marketing and distribution.

ArcLiight Cinemas will launch its Arclight Women in Entertainment Workshop Series, hosted by ArcLight exec vp Gretchen McCourt, on May 17-19 at the Sonoma Wine Garden in Santa Monica.

The series of workshops, which will focus on production, marketing and distribution, have enlisted a lineup of industry executives that will include Susan Cartsonis (Storefront Pictures), Julie Lynn (Mockingbird Pictures), Gabriela Cowperthwaite (Blackfish director, producer and writer), Carolyn Harris (Skydance Television), Theresa Won (Myriad Pictures), Jennifer Cochis (Los Angeles Film Festival), Dalia Ganz (Freeform) and Joseph Beyer (Sundance Institute), among others.

“As women, our leadership roles keep expanding and with them, the challenges we face in the entertainment industry," McCourt said in a statement. "We want to be sure that we are not only shining a light on the most prevalent issues that women face in the industry, but also providing women with the tools to succeed. The launch of the workshop series is a developmental opportunity for emerging creative talent to learn from industry leaders in an intimate setting where they can freely ask questions and learn from these role models and their experiences.”

Applications for tickets are available here, and the deadline for applications is May 6.