Master Classes are in-depth, interactive learning experiences focused on craft and career building and led by renowned industry experts. Topics include fiction and documentary filmmaking, TV writing and production, and navigating and succeeding in the entertainment industry.
In honor of Women’s History Month, join Sundance Collab for an in-depth discussion with two industry leaders in film and television. Producer, Executive, and Author, Pat Mitchell will lead the session sharing how she challenged the status quo to become a media trailblazer and her advice to those just starting out. You’ll learn about how she defied expectations as a journalist, how she became the first woman president of PBS and CNN, and her efforts to promote the work of underrepresented groups in the film industry. Following this, you’ll hear from Emmy® Award-nominated writer, director and producer, Karyn Kusama. She will discuss her leadership style in prep, on set and in post when directing films such as GIRL FIGHT, JENNIFER’S BODY and THE INVITATION. We will also discuss her extensive television career and forming her own production company. Both speakers will share their creative and personal experiences around leadership and disruption, and give you the opportunity to ask questions.
In this live and interactive three-hour master class, you will learn how to lead while remaining true to yourself, how to empower and be an ally to the women around you, and how to use failure to move forward.
Topics covered include:
Leading with vulnerability
Embracing risk and failure
Navigating obstacles and rising to the challenge
Learning from each experience and reinventing yourself
Supporting other women
Defining your leadership style
Redefining your role on the team
Understanding your worth
Protecting your project
Work/life balance and self-care