Per the Hollywood Reporter, Women in Entertainment and the Writers Guild of America West have partnered to co-present a new screening series that, in the words of their source, will “Spotlight on Women Writers in Film & TV. Arriving just in time for Women’s History Month, the series will be a celebration of the inspirational women who have paved a way in the entertainment industry.”
The program will place a proverbial spotlight on both film and television programs written by women, as well as in-person interviews with those women. The first event of the series is set for this Tuesday, March 5. It will feature a special appearance from Oscar, Tony, Grammy and Emmy winner Barbra Streisand. It will also be moderated by United Way executive and former Los Angeles Magazine publisher Erika Anderson.
Streisand will provide insight as a writer, as a creator behind the 1983 film Yentl, which resulted in her becoming the first woman to co-write, direct, produce, and star in a major studio motion picture. There will be a screening of the film before the conversation. Female creators who are being promoted at future screenings of the series include Bridesmaids screenwriters Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, and Insecure writer Issa Rae. More guests are to be announced.
The series is set to premiere at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood on Sunset & Vine, which will have biweekly screenings starting March 5, and will continue through August 20 of this year. A Q&A will follow each one with the writers themselves. Tickets are available here. For the full schedule, visit womeninentertainment.com.