June 16th - The Women in Production (WIP) Summit is a story of numbers.
For the third year, five organizations representing women in the media and entertainment industry filled hundreds of seats with women who want to create the most inclusive and women-friendly media market in the country.
It’s also an exploration of how these organizations can raise the numbers of women working across a spectrum of industry jobs and include varied voices in Georgia-generated content.WIP Summit is organized by Producers Guild of America Women’s Impact Network (PGA WIN), Women in Film & Television/ Atlanta (WIFTA), Black Women’s Film Network (BWFN), Film Fatales and the Alliance of Women Directors. The Atlanta Film Society is the event’s fiscal sponsor.
This year’s Summit, held on June 16 at the Plaza Theatre, tackled the idea of “Culture Shift,” with featured speakers Rachel Watanabe-Batton, Esther Pearl, and Judiffier Pearson. The Safety Shot Initiative, which was formed by Gabrielle Pickle, Laura Lundy Wheale, Deborah Gonzales, and Suzan Satterfield to study and offer information about how to combat sexual harassment in the film/media industry, offered updates including state senator Deborah Gonzales’ efforts to pass legislation in Georgia to address current loopholes.