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Changing Landscapes: An Evening with Female Directors

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and The New School for Drama

Invite You to a Very Special Event in Celebration of Women’s History Month

Changing Landscapes: An Evening with Female Directors

Date: Thursday, March 14th

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Tishman Auditorium at The New School

66 West 12th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue)

New York, New York 10016

RSVP Required.  Seating Limited.  To make a reservation, please email NYrsvp@sagfoundation.org and write “Director’s Panel” in the subject line.  Please indicate if you would like to bring a guest.  You will be asked to present ID at check-in. You will receive an email confirmation.   Please do not call the school.

According to recent DGA statistics, 95% of feature films are directed by men and only 5% by women.  More than 3100 episodes were produced in the 2011-2012 network season and 2011 cable television series but only 15% of these episodes were directed by women.  According to a recentNew York Times article, women direct only 15 to 20% of the Broadway shows, a number that is considered a slight improvement to most of the last century.  Although the disparity is clear, a generation of women is changing the directorial landscape.  The groundwork is being laid for a new game to be played in the business.  Join us for an inspiring and academic evening with women at the top of their careers in TV, Film and Theater.  Hear them speak their minds on why they do what they do, how they did it and where the tide is turning.

The event will be livestreamed for the public at 7:00 p.m. EST / 4:00 p.m. PST. To watch the panel, go to: http://www.newschool.edu/live