Catherine Zeta-Jones to Be Honored at Hollywood Reporter's Women in Global TV Lunch

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'Veep' EP Stephanie Laing and New Pictures co-founder Willow Grylls will also appear as guests at the annual event taking place Oct. 16 in Cannes.

THR will host its annual Women in Global Entertainment Power Lunch on Oct. 16 at the Majestic Hotel in Cannes.

This year, Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones will add star power to the event. The Feud actress will discuss her experiences spanning more than a quarter-century in the industry. Zeta-Jones next appears as notorious "Black Widow" drug lord Griselda Blanco in Cocaine Godmother from A+E Networks, one of the Power Lunch sponsors, along with the company's Lifetime network.

Other guests include Stephanie Laing, executive producer of HBO's Emmy-winning Veep and Divorce; New Pictures co-founder Willow Grylls, whose production credits include BBC's award-winning limited series The Missing; Lea Goldman, former editorial director of lifestyle site Refinery29 who took over as editor-in-chief of A+E's Lifetime and FYI networks this year; and Fleur Pellerin, president of CanneSeries, the new TV festival that will launch in April, timed to MIPCOM sister event MIPTV.

THR's East Coast TV editor Marisa Guthrie will moderate a panel at the lunch about the challenges of creating content that addresses all women and how networks and producers can better reach the female millennial audience.

Says Guthrie: "The industry is beginning to wake up to the value of diverse voices as evidenced by the growing ranks of women behind the camera as directors and producers."

This story first appeared in the Oct. 4 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.