• Women in Focus

    Featuring a panel of the most prominent women in the industry.

  • Women in Focus

    Featuring a panel of the most prominent women in the industry.

  • Women in Focus

    Featuring a panel of the most prominent women in the industry.

» Women in Focus Conference

Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts thanks the panelists, sponsors and attendees of the 17th Annual Women in Focus Conference. Your support ensures the continued success of this conference.

+ - About

Women in Focus is an annual conference featuring a panel of the most prominent women in the film profession participating in an open discussion with students and the community regarding their personal experiences in the industry. 

These women have proven themselves not only as talented business women, but also as driven risk-takers, unafraid to challenge themselves to tell stories from their hearts, openly and honestly.  These women discuss the strengths of not having “egos bigger than the task at hand” and the problems of “forgetting to fight for ourselves” in the process of fighting for the movie and the other artists with whom they work.  They share their trials and triumphs, clearly showing themselves as outstanding role models for any young person seeking to enter the highly competitive entertainment industry.

+ - 2016 Panelists

Thank you to the panelists who made the 2016 conference a success:

Sanaa Hamri, director (Empire, Shameless, Elementary)

Hannah Minghella, President of TriStar Pictures

Nicole Rocklin, producer, (Spotlight, The Perfect GuyMiddle of Nowhere)

Molly Smith, producer (Sicario, The Blindside, P.S. I Love You)

and moderator, Denise Di Novi producer (Crazy, Stupid, Love., Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas)

+ - 2016 Sponsors

Dodge College thanks its sponsors for their generosity in supporting the 2016 Women in Focus Conference:

Twyla Reed Martin, Eve Kornyei Ruffatto, Harriet Sandhu, Bonny Schumacher, Laurie Rodnick and Joyce Tucker.

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