BinderCon Los Angeles is mere weeks away and, yet again, we’re fortunate to offer an embarrassment of riches in terms of programming. The women and gender non-conforming writers, producers, editors–the list goes on–who have given or will give their time and expertise to the conference are truly stunning in their accomplishments.
And now our sessions grid is even more flush, with the addition of our Harnisch panel and another fantastic workshop. Producer and manager Victoria Wisdom will run a workshop on pitching television pilots and films. Victoria has recently worked with Hilary Swank and Amy Adams on the features Labyrinths and Taravella, respectively, and has represented the writers and directors of Oscar-winning films like The Usual Suspects and The Red Violin. We’re so fortunate and excited to have her with us!
Our title sponsor, the Harnisch Foundation, will be presenting a panel on a topic that is, unfortunately, extremely critical: Reporting on Sexual Violence: How Can We Do It All Better? Led by Katie J.M. Baker (Buzzfeed News), Alexandra Brodsky (Feministing.com), Kamilah Willingham (Just Detention International), Lindsey Taylor Wood (LTW Communications), and Amy Ziering (The Hunting Ground), we’ll talk about what it means to report sexual violence sensitively, and with keen attention to context.
Established media folks engage with BinderCon attendees off the stage, too, and in Los Angeles, they’ll lunch together. Conference attendees now have the opportunity to sign up for the March 28 Networking Lunch, where tremendous journalists like Ann Friedman and Jill Robinson and awesome publications like Ms. Magazine and HelloGiggles will host tables. If you’d like to sign up for the lunch, we recommend doing so immediately, as spaces are filling up quickly.
That’s the big news for now! Keep checking this space – we’ll be updating regularly!