Panel #2 – Making Our Mark! How Women are Thriving in a Male Dominated Landscape

(Saturday December 9th at 2:00)

Kelly Turner – Moderator

Writer, producer, marketer Kelly Turner has been an organic champion for diversity, equity and inclusion in the entertainment industry for decades. She has created innovative and effective marketing campaigns for over 300 films and TV shows that feature and/or target underrepresented people, greatly impacting their chances for success in the marketplace. The Los Angeles native is a member of Film Independent Project Involve Fellows and member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

Ana M. Amortegui

Ana M. Amortegui is a Colombian-born director of photography whose work demonstrates her eye for beautiful and meaningful images that understand camera and lighting. Most recently, Ana wrapped shooting for the first season of the hit NBC series, Quantum Leap, and has already started shooting season two. Ana’s photography appears across television series, including Syfy’s Resident Alien, Netflix’s Worn Stories, Warner Bros. TV/The CW’s Black Lightning, BET’s Twenties, feature documentaries Heal, Imagining Zootopia for the Fusion Network, plus commercials for Disney and the United Nations.

Pam Bouvier

Pam Bouvier is a veteran casting director in Los Angeles casting all forms of media from commercials to film, award winning short films and theatre for 35 years. Pam is the CEO of Crew Resumes, a database for over 400 crew positions in 200 countries.

Nora Zuckerman

Nora Zuckerman career as a writer and producer for television began in 2006. Nora and her sister, Lilla, have helped produce and have written episodes for Suits, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Prodigal Son. Nora and Lilla are currently the showrunners and executive producers of Poker Face, a Peacock mystery crime drama created by Rian Johnson and starring Natasha Lyonne.

Veronica Bouza

Veronica Bouza is a Director of Photography originally from and living in Los Angeles, California, whose work spans narrative, commercial, and documentary. Her narrative work has been an official selection at Sundance, Tribeca, BAFTA, Hollyshorts, and Slamdance Film Festival. In 2022, she was named a Rising Star of Cinematography by the ASC.