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Women Write Now: Breaking Barriers in Film, TV and the Web

As the landscape of storytelling on film, television and the web evolves and changes, more women are leading the charge in breaking down gender walls in the industry. Each has her own story and a perspective about the challenges that women face as writers and creators in the field.

The Writers Guild Foundation and Stage 32 are partnering on this special event, which invites writers to discuss their careers and their experiences working as a woman in the industry, from where they started and how they got their material noticed to what the future for women in media looks like and what inspires them to write every day.


  • Rebecca Angelo (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK)

  • Lauren Schuker Blum (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK) 

  • Jessica Mecklenburg (STRANGER THINGS, BEING MARY JANE)

  • Gina Prince-Bythewood (SHOTS FIRED, THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES)

  • Deborah Schoeneman (HAND OF GOD, GIRLS, THE NEWSROOM)


Moderated by Dr. Rosanne Welch. Dr. Welch teaches the History of Screenwriting and One-Hour Drama courses for the Stephens College MFA in Screenwriting. Her writing/producing credits include Beverly Hills 90210Picket FencesABCNEWS: Nightline and Touched by an Angel.

Doors open at 7pm. Event starts at 7:30pm. A networking reception will follow directly after the panel from 9pm to 10pm.

Stage 32 is dedicated to educating and empowering creatives from all walks of life, and as a continued commitment, we will provide every attendee with a free Stage 32 Next Level webinar (a $49 value), to help sharpen your skills and pave your trail in the industry.

About Stage 32:

“Stage 32 is LinkedIn meets Lynda for film and TV creatives” – Forbes Magazine

Stage 32 is the online platform connecting and educating film and TV creatives worldwide. Stage 32 provides over 1,000 hours of online education taught by some of the industry’s most prominent development, executives, managers, agents and producers.

All events advertised on our “Events” page are open to anyone who wants to buy a ticket – not just WGA members!

Proceeds benefit the Foundation’s library and archive and other outreach programs.

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