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Crafting The Female Protagonist: w/ R29 + WGAE


Female characters are more diverse and prominent in media today than ever before, but how do some of the most interesting, complicated, relatable, and challenging characters take shape on screen? Join us for a night of storytelling and discussion that explores what goes into crafting female protagonists.  Featuring a screening of short films from Refinery 29’s SHATTERBOX series, a panel discussion from the Creatives in the industry crafting these characters, followed by a cocktail reception with an open beer, wine and Gin Cocktail bar with live music by DJ CamiCush.

Panelists include Anu Valia (Comedy Central’s The Other Two), Allana Harkin (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee), AM Lukas (Holidaysburg) Radha Blank (She’s Gotta Have It, Empire), moderated by Executive Producer of the R29 Shatterbox Film Program Shannon Gibson. Hosted in partnership with The Writers Guild of America East.

Film screening includes:

Lucia, Before and After directed by Anu Valia, One Cambodian Family Please For My Pleasure directed by A.M. Lukas, The Godmother directed by Allana Harkin, CTRL directed by Ivy Agregan

Complimentary Beer provided by Radeberger Pilsner, Wine by Hecht & Bannier, gin cocktails by Thomas Henry and Empress Gin, and Kombucha from Mombucha!

$22.00 - General Admission (includes open beer, wine and gin cocktail bar)

Tickets are non-refundable
Schedule subject to change

*GIF credit: @xavieralopez


7:00 PM Doors Open | Open Beer, Wine and Gin Cocktails Bar!
7:30 PM Short film screening
8:00 PM Panel discussion followed by Cocktail Reception


Bathhouse Studios
538 E 11th St, New York, NY 10009



Price includes open beer, wine and gin cocktail bar for guests 21+

Earlier Event: June 9
Later Event: June 10