Girls On Film / Ep 99: Women in Film Publicity: An Industry Special Live from Bvlgari Hotel London

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In this very special episode recorded live from Bvlgari Hotel London on the 17th of November, Girls On Film pull back the curtain and celebrate the women in film PR and distribution, who bring the buzz to all your favourite flicks! Anna interviews three panels of women in the industry. First, Anna Whelan, Publicity Manager at Sony and Anne Gartside, Vice President of Publicity at STX Entertainment. Both give an overview of their career trajectories, highlights and recent projects including Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Spencer. Next up, Vicky Tupper of DDA and Caragh Cook from Organic discuss the differences between agency and in-house publicity work, diversity issues in the business, and how campaigns have changed with the advent of social media. Caragh details one of her favourite campaigns to work on, Disney’s, Raya and the Last Dragon. Co-founders of WDW Entertainment, Amy Dowd and Jo Whitehead then join Anna on stage and give a fascinating insight into the conversations and ideas that built their all-female agency. They also talk about some of the fab initiatives they have established with clients, such as Bumble’s Female Film Force and Netflix’s Documentary Talent Fund. The episode finishes with a brilliant Q&A where even more expert opinions are shared. Film and TV mentions across the episode include: Zola, Hustlers, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, I Care a Lot, Where the Crawdads Sing, Spencer, Animals, The Colour Room, Promising Young Woman, Raya and the Last Dragon, The Power of the Dog, Ali & Ava, Petite Maman, Passing, Becoming, Free Solo, Billie, and The Split.