J.J. Abrams is set to open the Archer School for Girls’ 5th Annual Archer Film Festival empowering female filmmakers next week.

Celebrities and entertainment industry professionals will join The Archer School for Girls to present the Archer Film Festival, one of the only all-inclusive global high school events dedicated to empowering female filmmakers. With the goal “not to exclude men, but rather to include women,” young filmmakers submitted thousands of student-produced films from all over the world. Twenty of these films will be screened at a pink carpet gala.

Keynote speaker J.J. Abrams will be joined by celebrity panelists including producer Suzanne Todd (Alice Through the Looking Glass, Bad Moms, Austin Powers), Ed O’Neill (Modern Family), Jason Reitman (Juno), Academy Award-winning sound editor Karen Baker Landers (Spectre, Ray), Executive Director of Women in Film Kirsten Schaffer, Director and Producer Jason Reitman (Casual, Up in the Air, Juno), Editor Tina Nolan (How to Be Single, Angie, Tribeca), Partner and Head of UTA Independent Film Group Rena Ronson, Jennifer Grey (Red Oaks, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), Executive Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion & Communications at CBS Entertainment Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i and more. The event is sponsored by Bad Robot, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, The Mark Gordon Company, Mandeville Films, CBS, Everywhere Studios, Premier Digital, Relativity School, and ArcLight Cinemas.

Wednesday, April 27/28, 2016

Pink Carpet and Reception
The Culver Hotel: 9400 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Keynote Interview and Film Screening
ArcLight Cinemas: 9500 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Moderated Panels
The Archer School for Girls: 11725 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

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