Trailblazing Women On and Off Screen - International Conference Trailblazing Women On and Off Screen

Trailblazing Women On and Off Screen: Equal Access in the Film and Television Industries

18-19 June 2018

Trailblazing Women On and Off Screen is an international conference hosted by the Department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts, at the University of Greenwich, in association with the MeCCSA Policy Network, Nahemi, the Women's Film and Television History Network – UK/Ireland and Women and Film and Television UK. 

This international conference seeks to bring together scholars, practitioners, industry figures and students from around the world to explore the role of women on and off screen, with a particular focus on equal access. The aim is to find solutions, champion women and further the important discussions and debates as well as build connections between the academy and industry.

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Keynote speakers and panellists include:

Gemma Jackson, Award Winning Production Designer of Game of Thrones, Finding Neverland and Bridget Jones

Liz Tucker, Chair Women in Film and TV

Anna Serner, CEO Swedish Film Institute

Tracy Brabin, MP for Batley and Spen

Joanna Abeyie, MD Hyden Talent

Polly Kemp, Actor, ERA50_50

Professor Helen Wood, Professor of Media and Communication at the University of Leicester

Professor  Heather Savigny, Professor of Gender, Media and Politics at De Montfort University

Professor Linda Ruth Williams, Professor of Film Studies, University of Exeter

Dr Shelley Cobb, Associate, Professor of English and Film, University of Southampton

Dr Miranda Banks, Associate Professor, Dept. Visual & Media Arts, Emerson College

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, broadcaster, sports presenter, Paralympian

Margot James, MP, Minister of State for Digital and Creative Industries

Anna Smith, Film critic

Ngozi Ugochukwu, Filmmaker, Black Members' Committee, Bectu

Dr Shreepali Patel, Director of StoryLab

+ Practical Masterclasses with award winning practitioners on directing fiction, documentary filmmaking, working with actors and comedy writing

TINA GORTMANS AND ANNA THOMSON - DIRECTING AND PRODUCING DOCUMENTARY

KAY STONHAM – WRITING COMEDY FOR SCREEN

LOUISA PHUNG – HOW TO BE AN ASSISTANT DIRECTOR IN HOLLYWOOD

MEL GAYLE - AUDITIONS – GETTING THE BEST OUT OF ACTORS

RITA OSEI – DIRECTING DRAMA FROM SHORT TO FEATURE FILM

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Trailblazing Women On and Off Screen is hosted by the Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities, University of Greenwich.