Live Chat: Young Women’s Voices in Media

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Join 2011 Project Voicescape grantees Negesti Cantave and Morgan Wilcock on Monday, July 11, at 6 PM ET for a live chat about the future of the media industry from the perspective of young creative women.

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The media industry is still largely a man’s world. In commercial film, only 7 percent of directors, 13 percent of writers and 20 percent of producers are female. How will the next generation of women media makers confront that reality? POV, Independent Television Service (ITVS), the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) and Youth Radio partner to present an online discussion on Monday, July 11, at 6 PM ET (3 PM PT) with talented young women media makers from around the country who have won acclaim in the youth media world and beyond.


Independent producer Jen Gilomen (Deep Down) moderates a conversation with these young women about what inspires them creatively, and what challenges they face as they transition to professional careers in the media industry.

This is the first in a regular series of online conversations about critical issues facing women and girls today, as part of the Women and Girls Lead public media initiative.

Sign up for an email reminder below (or bookmark this blog post: Live Chat: Young Women’s Voices in Media), find out more about the panelists at ITVS’ Beyond the Box blog, and come back on July 11 to participate in the live chat!

POV Staff
POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.