Highlights from the Garden State Film Fest Panel on Women Filmmakers

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Executive Director of the Fort Lee Film Commission, Tom Meyers, introduces the program on the first woman filmmaker and studio owner,  Alice Guy Blache.

Seated are some of the other panelists: Joan Simon, curtor of the Whitney Museum's retrospective on Alice Guy, Hisani Dubose, Diane Raver, Founder and Executive Direcotr of the Garden State Film festival, filmmaker Christina Kotlar Turchyn, Steve Gorelick, Executive Director of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission.

An article on the panel appeared in the Huffington Post.











Logo for Alice Guy's American Studio, the  Solax Company. The studio plant was built for $100,000 in 1912. It had its own film processing plant and stage-of-the-art stages.













Terry Lawlor, the Executive Director of New York Women in Film and Television, moderated the panel which contrasted how then and now film technologies, changes in art and financing of films, and gender issues affect women's filmmaking.













Christina Kotlar Turchyn, filmmaker, and Kimberly Skrme, casting director and President of WIFTI.












Joan Simon, curator of the Whitney Museum Alice Guy retrospective, with the mike.