Gender Parity Summit 2016

The 25th of October 2016, SACC-LA hosted, for the very first time, a Gender Parity Summit within the entertainment industry. The event took place at SAG-AFTRA in Los Angeles, where all attendees got to enjoy powerful speeches and important panel discussion with top speakers and panelists. Throughout the day everyone also enjoyed some traditional Swedish fika from IKEA Burbank and some Swedish sandwiches for lunch from Olsons Deli. The event was a great success, an inspiration with many great ideas of how to pave the way towards gender parity worldwide with Sweden and the Swedish Film Institute on the forefront on this topic and aiming to reach 50/50 by 2020.
 

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Gabrielle Carteris, President of SAG-AFTRA.

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Anna Serner, CEO, Swedish Film Institute.

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Gudrun Giddings President/Chair SACC-LA, Linda Zachrison Cultural Counselor of Sweden to the United states, Embassy of Sweden Washington D.C., Gabrielle Carteris, President SAG-AFTRA, and Anna Serner, CEO at the Swedish Film Institute.
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Moderator, Ellen Huang, Director, EEO & Diversity SAG-AFTRA, together with panelists Tessa Blake, Program Director, American Film Institute, Directing Workshop for WomenDeniese Davis, C.O.O/Producer, Issa Rae’s Color Creative TV, Tanase Popa, Producer, Ryan Murphy Television, Half Foundation, Orly Ravid, Entertainment Attorney, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, LLP, Chiara Tilesi, Founder, We Do It Together.
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Gabrielle Carteris, President of SAG-AFTRA.
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Moderator, Ellen Huang, Director, EEO & Diversity SAG-AFTRA, together with panelists Tessa Blake, Program Director, American Film Institute, Directing Workshop for WomenDeniese Davis, C.O.O/Producer, Issa Rae’s Color Creative TV, Tanase Popa, Producer, Ryan Murphy Television, Half Foundation, Orly Ravid, Entertainment Attorney, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, LLP, Chiara Tilesi, Founder, We Do It Together.
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Linda Zachrison, Cultural Counselor of Sweden to the United States, Embassy of Sweden, Washington D.C.

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Keri Putnam, Executive Director, Sundance Institute.

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Helene Granqvist, Producer & President,
Women In Film & Television Sweden.

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Moderator Jeremy Kay, US Editor, ScreenDaily, with the Swedish Panelists: Martin Persson, Executive Producer, Anagram, Anna Serner, CEO at the Swedish Film Institute, Baker Karim, Director & Filmmaker, and Lisa Ohlin, Swedish Writer & Director, CEO Womsy AB.

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Gudrun Giddings President/Chair SACC-LA, Kirsten Schaffer, Executive Director, Women In Film, Kate Marks, Executive Vice President, International Production, AUSFILM USA, Rina Fraticelli, Executive Director, Women in View (Canada), Gabrielle Carteris, President of SAG-AFTRA, Claire Best, Producer/Agent, Claire Best & Associates, and Alison Emilio, Director, Systemic Change Project, Women In Film/Sundance Institute.  
View this short movie from the Gender Parity Summit 2016 below!
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A WARM AND SINCERE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE INVOLVED IN MAKING THIS EVENT SUCCESSFUL

Partners & Sponsors
SAG-AFTRA
Women In Film
Sundance Institute
Swedish Film Institute
Embassy of Sweden
Consulate General of Sweden, San Francisco
Swedish Institute
Absolut Elyx
SWEA, Los Angeles
IKEA Burbank
Olsons Deli
Wonderworld VR
Step & Repeat, Los Angeles

Speakers
Gudrun Giddings, President/Chair SACC-LA
Gabrielle Carteris, President, SAG-AFTRA
Linda Zachrison, Cultural Counselor of Sweden to the United States, Embassy of Sweden, Washington
Anna Serner, CEO, Swedish Film Institute 
Keri Putnam, Executive Director, Sundance Institute
Minna Madzunkova, President, SWEA – Los Angeles
Elizabeth Kilpatrick, VP, Development, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
Helene Granqvist, Producer & President, WIFT Sweden (Women in Film & Television, Sweden)

Panel Participants “International Perspectives on Achieving Gender Parity in Media”
Moderator: Kristen Schaffer, Executive Director, Women In Film
Claire Best, Producer/Agent, Claire Best & Associates
Gabrielle Carteris, President, SAG-AFTRA
Rina Fraticelli, Executive Director, Women In View (Canada)
Kate Marks, Executive Vice President, International Production, AUSFILM USA

Panel Participants “Swedish Film Institute’s Gender Parity implementation within Sweden and how its program has effected Swedish Film worldwide” 
Moderator: Jeremy Kay, US Editor, ScreenDaily
Anna Serner, CEO, Swedish Film Institute
Baker Karim, Director & Filmmaker
Lisa Ohlin, Swedish Writer & Director, CEO, Womsy AB
Martin Persson, Executive Producer, Anagram, Sweden

Panel Participants “Producing Equality: How Hollywood Companies are Addressing Gender Parity”
Moderator: Ellen Huang, Director, EEO & Diversity, SAG-AFTRA
Chiara Tilesi, Founder, We Do It Together
Orly Ravid, Entertainment Attorney, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, LLP
Tessa Blake, Program Director, American Film Institute, Directing Workshop for Women
Tanase Popa, Producer, Ryan Murphy Television, Half Foundation
Deniese Davis, C.O.O/Producer, Issa Rae’s Color Creative TV

SACC-LA Board of Directors
Gudrun Giddings
Tomas Jegeus
Kim Swartz
Amir Maki
Sara Ekman
Daniel Wagner
Björn Barnekow
Jennings Segura
Fredrik Löving
Emil Abedian
Janina Boss
Assia Grazioli-Venier

SACC-LA Marketing Managers
Julia Widlund
Jennifer Jönsson
Josefine Erikson Brangstrup
Emma Björnson

Special Thanks
Sara Ekman
Anna Serner
Ellen Huang
Linda Zachrison
Alison Emilio
Jonas Tahlin
Barbro Osher
Pamela Greenwald
Jeremy Kay
Mary Ann Barroso
Camilla Löving
Daniel Bramme
Kerstin Alm
Helena Gytare
Justin Burqvist

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