2018 Diverse Women in Media Forum Recap

Posted by on December 07, 2018

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On behalf of NALIP, thank you for supporting the Diverse Women in Media Forum! 

Yesterday December 6th, was an incredible day of conversations, inspiration and empowerment for women in the entertainment industry. On behalf of NALIP, we thank you for supporting the Diverse Women in Media Initiative. Thank you to our staff, volunteers, Diverse Women in Media Forum Committee, Board of Directors and especially to our Sponsors and Partners!

We started off with a bang with a discussion from our "Producers Panel", moderated by Elisa Osegueda and featured trailblazing producers Sandra ConditoStephanie Allain, and Frida Torresblanco.

We followed up with storytellers who took the stage during our "Write About It, Be About It Panel" moderated byClaudia Puig, featured Nkechi Okoro CarrollTanya SarachoAdele Lim, and Carolina Paiz.

We wrapped up the series of conversations with our executives during "The Complete Package Panel"moderated by Rebecca Sun. Guests received a behind-the-scenes look into work of executives with Stacey Carr, Marta Fernandez, and Poppy Hanks. Our mentorship session gave women in media the opportunity to connect, receive feedback and advice from seasoned professionals. Attendees wrapped up their evening with an industry networking mixer.

Producers Panel featuring Sandra Condito (SVP of International Productions, Sony Pictures Entertainment), Stephanie Allain (CEO & Founder, Homegrown Pictures), Frida Torresblanco (CEO, Braven Films), and moderator Elisa Osegueda (Assistant Managing Editor, Entertainment Tonight Online)

Panel discussions were informative and enlightening for all of our guests that attended nationwide and abroad

Write About It, Be About It panelists Nkechi Okoro Carroll (Executive Producer/Showrunner, "All American"), Adele Lim (Film Screenwriter & TV Writer-Producer, "Crazy Rich Asians"), Tanya Saracho (Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer, “Vida”), Carolina Paiz (Writer & Executive Producer, "Orange is the New Black"), and moderator Claudia Puig (President, Los Angeles Film Critics Association/ Film Week Critic, KPCC) with NALIP Executive Director Ben Lopez

The Complete Package Panel featuring Rebecca Sun (Senior Reporter, The Hollywood Reporter), Marta Fernandez (Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Starz), Stacey Carr (Director Original Unscripted Development, Endemol Shine North America), and Poppy Hanks (Senior Vice President, Development & Production, MACRO)

The event concludes with a mentorship session between women in the industry and they continued to network and connect during the industry mixer that followed.


Thank you to the support from our Sponsors: STARZ, Paramount Pictures, CBS Diversity, 21st Century Fox Global Inclusion, El Rey Network, Univision., HBO, and SAG-Indie. Finally, thank you to our partners Final Draft and Women in Film and The London West Hollywood for hosting this event.