Perspectives Series: The Women’s Panel

Audrey Knox (Manager, Cartel Entertainment)
Janet Jeffries (Production and Development Executive, Lawrence Bender Productions)
Jennifer Raite (Writer/Producer)

Roadmap Writers is thrilled to bring together three amazing women working in the industry right now to talk about everything from what actually makes a strong female character to why it’s important to have women behind the camera as well as in front of it.

This is a panel you don’t want to miss!

This 90-Minute Panel Will Cover:

  • Writing strong female characters 
  • How the perspectives on women in the industry have changed 
  • What we hope to see more (and less) of in 2019 
  • Live Q&A!
About Your Host

Audrey Knox worked her way up from Receptionist to Manager at the Cartel. She has experience in both scripted and unscripted television, on set, in production, and in writers’ rooms, and she has a BFA in Screenwriting from Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Her true passion lies in producing depressingly introspective comedies, but she’s never met a British gangster drama she hasn’t liked. Audrey also has a four-year-old rescue mutt who has performed with the hit comedy rap trio “Three Loco.”

Writer/producer Jennifer Raite launched her career with the horror-comedy short film THE SLEEPOVER, a festival darling and Vimeo Staff Pick. Along with her writing partner Chris Cullari, she caught the attention of Blumhouse Productions, leading to the sale of SPEAK OF THE DEVIL - a supernatural drama pilot - to NBC and a first look deal with Blumhouse. In 2016, she co-created and executive produced the series 12 DEADLY DAYS for YouTube Red and in 2018 wrapped RUN FOR YOUR LIFE, a supernatural thriller pilot, for Universal Television and Syfy. Raite co-wrote and is currently casting her feature film debut, SHE, with Gunpowder & Sky producing.

Janet Jeffries has been an executive for Lawrence Bender Productions for 12+ years working in both features and television. LBP is an independent feature film company in Los Angeles, working with several independent financiers and sales companies. LBP executive produced and co-financed the feature HACKSAW RIDGE, and has two films upcoming for next year - FONZO with Tom Hardy and THE WIDOW directed by Neal Jordan. Bender/Brown is LBP's television company. Credits include Netflix limited series SEVEN SECONDS, Starz limited series FLESH AND BONE, and the upcoming CW series ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO. Janet also is an adjunct professor for the MFA in Screenwriting program at National University. Lawrence Bender has produced projects like GOOD WILL HUNTING, PULP FICTION, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, HACKSAW RIDGE, Netflix's SEVEN SECONDS and the upcoming Elton John biopic with Paramount.

What To Expect

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