Women in Entertainment Summit 2022 set for June, speakers revealed

The Women in Entertainment (WIE) Summit will return for its sixth annual event this June, taking place for the first time since 2019. Diversity has learned exceptionally.

Founded by Renee Rossi (Relativity Ventures) and Gretchen McCourt, WIE aims to bring together women and men who are “committed to celebrating the empowerment of women in all areas of the entertainment industry.” Taking place at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California on June 22, the 2022 Summit will feature panel topics including “how creators keep a beloved story relevant to future audiences, how media companies are expanding their offerings to meet the needs of today’s consumers, how to negotiate deals within the intellectual property rights and talent space, and much more.”

The current lineup of speakers for WIE Summit 2022 includes:

Erica Anderson, West Coast Director, The Slate Group

Casey Crilly, Co-CEO of Magical Elves (Top Chef, Nailed It)

Anjali Midha, CEO and co-founder of Diesel Labs

Terry Weiss, Executive Vice President, Television Development, DreamWorks Animation

Anastasia Puglisi, Senior Vice President, Wolf Entertainment (FBI: Most Wanted, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)

Dana Block, senior vice president of digital entertainment and consumer technology at Metro Public Relations

Alexandra Moore, Head of Global Strategic Initiatives at Amazon Music

Jess Kessler, head of content marketing and creators at Audible

Jennifer Brunsweiger, Senior Director of Content Marketing at Shutterstock

Caitlin Powell, Vice President of Talent at Bright

Lisa Guerrero, Investigative Journalist at Inside Edition

Jeanne Mau, Senior Vice President, Television Programming Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at NBCUniversal

Iram Bilal, Director (See You There)

Zakiyyah Alexander, Executive Producer/Showrunner (Adult, Hunters)

Megan Townsend, director of entertainment research and analysis at GLAAD

Monica Trasandez, Director of Hispanic and Latino Media and Representation at GLAAD

Linda Grasso, editor-in-chief of Ventura Blvd

Charmaine DeGraté, writer and co-executive producer (House of the Dragon, LucasFilm)

Susan Kartsonis, partner and film producer at Resonate Entertainment (Feel The Beat, Carrie Pilby)

Amanda Spain, VP of Longform Acquisitions at MSNBC Films

Tiuna Jackson, Founder and CEO of The Jackson Agency

John Mass, President of Content Partners, LLC

Tomii Crump, head of unscripted talent and casting at NBCUniversal

Jenna Gates, talent agent at United Talent Agency

Hilary Seitz Michael, literary packaging agent at WME

Julie Candelaria, Producer and Director of All About the 360, Inc.

Karen Pittman, actress, (and just like that)

Paul Feig, actor and director (The School for Good and Evil, Minx, Bridesmaids, A Simple Favor)

Alexandra Shipp, actress (Barbie, tick, tick…BOOM!)

“Our mission is and always has been to share knowledge from incredible women who have built successful businesses in the world of entertainment and media,” said Renee Rossi, co-founder of Women in Entertainment. “This year we’re back stronger than ever – combining a line-up of highly dynamic speakers and panel topics to deliver an event that I’m confident will help aspiring professionals grow and develop their careers.”

This year’s 2022 Summit is sponsored by NBCUniversal Television & Streaming, Universal Studio Group, Metro Public Relations, Kendra Scott, hairstylist Azi Aishling, Sugar House Macarons, Whisps, Drink Vina, CORE Foods and Tito’s.

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