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J.J. ABRAMS OPENS THE ARCHER SCHOOL FOR GIRLS 5TH ANNUAL ARCHER FILM FESTIVAL EMPOWERING FEMALE FILMMAKERS

LOS ANGELES, April 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WHO: Keynote speaker J.J. Abrams is joined by celebrity panelists including Producer Suzanne Todd (Alice Through the Looking Glass, Bad Moms, Austin Powers), Actor Ed O'Neill (Modern Family), Academy Award-winning Sound Editor Karen Baker Landers (Spectre, Ray), Kirsten Schaffer (Executive Director of Women in Film), Director and Producer Jason Reitman (Casual, Up in the Air, Juno), Editor Tina Nolan (How to Be Single, Angie Tribeca), Rena Ronson (Partner and Head of UTA Independent Film Group), Actor Jennifer Grey (Red Oaks, Ferris Bueller's Day Off), Tiffany Smith-Anoa'i (Executive Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion & Communications at CBS Entertainment), and more. The event is sponsored by Bad Robot, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, The Mark Gordon Company, Mandeville Films, CBS, Everywhere Studios, Premier Digital, Relativity School, and ArcLight Cinemas.



WHAT: Celebrities and entertainment industry professionals join The Archer School for Girls to present the Archer Film Festival, one of the only all-inclusive global high school events dedicated to empowering female filmmakers. With the goal "not to exclude men, but rather to include women," young filmmakers submitted thousands of student-produced films from all over the world. Twenty of these films will be screened at a pink carpet gala. The media are invited to attend the gala and moderated industry panels. J.J. Abrams will be available to speak to the media at the gala on Wednesday.

WHERE: Pink Carpet and Reception
The Culver Hotel: 9400 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
Keynote Interview and Film Screening
ArcLight Cinemas: 9500 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
Moderated Panels
The Archer School for Girls: 11725 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

WHEN: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
5:30 p.m. Pink Carpet and reception at The Culver Hotel
Media Interviews with J.J. Abrams
7:15 p.m. Keynote Interview with J.J. Abrams at the ArcLight Culver City
7:45 p.m. Screening of Films at the ArcLight Culver City
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Moderated Panels at The Archer School for Girls
10:00 a.m. Women in Film
11:00 a.m. Breaking into the Business
1:00 p.m. Television Now

ASSETS WILL BE AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE EVENT

www.archerfilmfestival.org

Please use #ArcherFilmFest16

RSVP: Quyen Ngo
Director of Communications & Strategic Marketing
The Archer School for Girls
(310) 873-7025 or qngo@archer.org
On site contact number: (310) 562-7573

CONTACT: Quyen Ngo Director of Communications & Strategic Marketing The Archer School for Girls (310) 873-7025 or qngo@archer.org On site contact number: (310) 562-7573

Source:The Archer School for Girls