Women In Animation has set a Director’s Club panel featuring the industry’s top female directors as its March tent-pole event at Cinefamily.
Sponsored by Six Point Harness and Mondo Media, the panel — co-presented by WIA and Animation Breakdown — will feature directors Lauren Faust (My Little Pony, The Powerpuff Girls, Wander over Yonder), Emily Hubley (The Toe Tactic, Pigeon Within), Yvette Kaplan (Zack & Quack, King of the Hill, Beavis and Butthead), Lauren Montgomery (Wonder Woman, Green Lantern: First Flight), Rebecca Sugar (Steven Universe, Adventure Time) and Lauren MacMullan (Academy Award-nominated Get a Horse, The Simpsons).
Director, storyboard artist, writer and voice actor Conrad Vernon (Shrek, Monsters vs. Aliens) will moderate.
The panel is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 9 at The Cinefamily, located at 611 N. Fairfax Ave. in Los Angeles, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.
Following the panel, Animation Breakdown will screen a curated selection of animated shorts, past and present, all directed by women. Selections include Lori Damiano’s Lord I: The Records Keeper (2013), Kathy Rose’s Pencil Booklings (1978), Emily Hubley’s Set, Set, Spike! (2002), Faith Hubley’s Northern Ice, Golden Sun (2002), the world premiere of Amy Ketchum’s Two Ghosts (2014), and more. Afterward, there will be a reception sponsored by Six Points Harness and Mondo Media.
WIA’s “Directors’ Club” event is open to the public and tickets — $12 for the general public; $8 for WIA members and free for Cinefamily members — may be purchased directly through Cinefamily’s website at cinefamily.org.