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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

ArcLight Cinemas and San Diego Filmmakers Announce Partnership

ArcLight Cinemas and San Diego Filmmakers Announce Partnership

ArcLight Cinemas and The San Diego Filmmakers announce the development of the San Diego Women's Film Network

SAN DIEGO, June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcLight Cinemas and San Diego Filmmakers today announce the launch of the San Diego Women's Film Network, a new forum uniquely designed to support, educate and enrich women working in and those aspiring to work in the film, media and entertainment fields. The launch will commence with a kickoff event on July 19, 2016, at ArcLight Cinemas in La Jolla with a special evening of content specifically designed for industry women.

The initiative is strongly supported by the San Diego community, providing educational and collaborative opportunities, meaningful and inspiring event programming unique to women in the entertainment industry, and networking opportunities for women in film. The kickoff event on July 19 provides the opportunity for attendees to hear valuable advice and insight from accomplished speakers in the film and entertainment industry discussing the high-priority issues facing women in the filmmaking industry today.

Panelists include Stephanie Caleb; President of Creative Affairs, Cinelou Films/Cinelou Releasing; Linda Brown, Emmy Award-winning Cinematographer; BrentAltomare, Founder of Groovy Like a Movie Studios; Jodi Cilley, Founder and President of Film Consortium San Diego; Carly Starr Brullo Niles, Founder of Love Machine Films; Katayoun A. Marciano, Writer/Producer; and Jazmin Borad, Director of Programs for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. The panels will be moderated by Lisa Remillard, Morning Anchor for Good Morning San Diego on KUSI News, and Marianne Kushi; Anchor for NBC 7 News Today. Additional speakers will be announced closer to the event.

Gretchen McCourt,ArcLight's Executive Vice President, stated "It is important to discuss how the film industry is impacted by women filmmakers, especially in the San Diego region. The launch of this network is a golden opportunity for aspiring filmmakers to learn more about challenges faced by women in entertainment, and how women can collaborate within the industry to make cinematic history."

Francine Filsinger, President of San Diego Filmmakers, added, "With this network, we're striving to increase our resources for women in the San Diego Filmmaking community to enhance professional growth in entertainment industry leadership positions."

All who are interested in learning more are invited to attend the launch event. More information can be found below:

Event Details:
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Doors Open: 5:00pm
Programming Begins: 6:00pm

ArcLight Cinemas
Westfield UTC
4425 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122

Tickets are $25 each, available via ArcLight Cinemas

ABOUT San Diego Filmmakers
San Diego Filmmakers, a recognized 501(c)(3) educational organization, was established on the fundamental premise that filmmaking is an art encompassing many crafts coming together to tell a story in the most truthful sense. In September 2005, award-winning writers, directors, and producers formed San Diego Filmmakers to create a synergistic resource for filmmakers. Another core conviction of San Diego Filmmakers is that art is best learned by sharing. Meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month, presenting high quality guest speakers sharing insights, experience and passion for the Art of Filmmaking. San Diego Filmmakers connects with over 8,000 industry veterans and enthusiasts and is dedicated to celebrating and elevating the art of filmmaking. Additional information about San Diego Filmmakers is available at

ABOUT ArcLight Cinemas
ArcLight Cinemas, created by Pacific Theatres, a privately owned, Los Angeles based company with 60 years of theatrical exhibition history throughout California, Hawaii and Washington is a premiere moviegoing experience with an unparalleled commitment to bringing a variety of rich cinematic content to moviegoers in all markets. ArcLight Cinemas operates eight theaters in California including Hollywood, Pasadena, Sherman Oaks, El Segundo, Santa Monica, Culver City and La Jolla, as well as one theater in Bethesda, MD, Chicago and Glenview, IL, with a new location in Boston for early 2018. ArcLight also owns and operates the historic Cinerama Dome and programs the TCL Chinese Theatre and IMAX in Hollywood. Pacific Theatres currently operates theaters in Los Angeles that include The Grove and The Americana at Brand in Glendale, CA. Additional information about ArcLight Cinemas is available at ArcLight Cinemas.


San Diego Filmmakers
Francine Filsinger

ArcLight Cinemas
Renee Rossi
Annie Jeeves

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