When is the summit?
Women’s Media Summit: Fri, 4/5 & Sat, 5/7
Film Financing Forum: Sat, 4/7 & Sun, 4/8
What is the Women’s Media Summit?
Although 50% of film school graduates are women only 7% of the 250 top-grossing American films in 2016 were directed by women. Few women hold power positions in film or television. Women protagonists are under-represented, and female characters seen in Hollywood films are often stereotyped.
In pursuit of gender equality, the 2017 Summit identified seven ways to end discrimination. Women’s Media Action Coalition (WeMAC) was created from that summit to implement action plans. The 2018 Summit will focus on these action plans created last year to fight employment discrimination in Hollywood.
The Women’s Media Summit includes movie-makers, academics, lawmakers, business professionals and supporters to build strategies that end gender inequity in American film and television.
New! The Film Financing Forum
Following the Summit, on April 7 & 8, 2018, Provincetown Film Society will present the inaugural Film Financing Forum, a comprehensive two-day program where industry leaders will address investment, and financing strategies from the traditional (equity, bank, tax credits, sales) to the unconventional (crowdfunding, cryptocurrency).
This conference and networking opportunity is for writers, directors, producers, and investors who are interested in getting their projects financed. Learn from financiers, lending and sales companies, entertainment attorneys and producers about the nuts and bolts of financing a project from script to screen.
In addition to networking opportunities, projects that meet the eligibility criteria will have the opportunity to participate in pitch sessions. During the conference we will also address funding strategies and opportunities that promote diversity and inclusion in storytelling.
What’s the schedule of events?
The team is still working on the schedule, but you can see a list of 2017 events from last year’s summit to get an idea of what to expect!
How do I register?
You can register online at the www.womensmediasummit.org, the official event website.
Where can I stay in Provincetown?
Check out our list of Provincetown guest houses that are open pre-season.
How can I get updates about the summit?
Follow the summit’s social posts and check the official website for updates.