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With founder/CEOs Carly Hugo (Loveless), Erin Gleason Alvarez (Take Charge Negotiations), Viveka Hulyalkar (Beam), Janine Beach (Phoenix Entertainment).
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 07:00 PM   Absolutely Free
Made In NY Media Center By IFP, 30 John St, Theater
 
     
 
 
              

  
 
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This event is first-come, first served. Please arrive early to guarantee a seat in our theater.

We don't want you to be part of the 20% of women who never negotiate at all.

Women Owning It is a celebration of women in media & tech killin' it in their fields & owning their space in the industry. For the Fall 2019 panel, we're focusing on the art of negotiating. Hear from women who are pros at closing deals & negotiating contracts, from female founders to filmmakers to a negotiation coach (she actually does this for a living!).

Whether you're in media or in tech, we welcome you to come & learn negotiation tips from both industries. In the world of negotiating, arming yourself with as much information as possible will propel your career forward in whatever field you're working.

So, how do you negotiate that big raise? How do you secure financing & distribution for your project? What do you do when it's time to sell your company? Find out from our experts:

Find out from our experts: Carly Hugo (Loveless), Erin Gleason Alvarez (Take Charge Negotiations), Viveka Hulyalkar (Beam), & Janine Beach (Phoenix Entertainment Advisors).

Event Schedule

7 PM to 8 PM -- Panel & Q&A

8 PM to 9 PM -- Networking

Panelists are:

Carly Hugo is an Emmy-nominated producer & the co-founder of Loveless. She has produced over 25 films, which have premiered at the Sundance, Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto & New York Film Festivals. Along with her producing partner Matt Parker, Carly was the recipient of this year's Sundance Institute | Amazon Studios Producers Award for Narrative Feature Film. Carly recently produced SHARE with A24, which premiered in the US Dramatic Competition of Sundance 2019, where it won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award & a Special Jury Award for Achievement in Acting. It was the closing night film of New Directors/New Films, a special screening in the Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival, & aired on HBO in July. Carly also produced COUPLES THERAPY, a docuseries for Showtime that the New York Times says features some of the most intense, complex moments I've ever seen on TV. Carly has produced multiple documentaries with HBO, including the Nora Ephron documentary EVERYTHING IS COPY, which was nominated for two Primetime Emmys, AGNELLI, HOT COFFEE, & SUITED. She recently developed & sold a scripted half-hour series to Showtime, which is currently in the pilot stage. Her other films include MOTHER OF GEORGE, HIGHER GROUND, FIVE NIGHTS IN MAINE, & BACHELORETTE. She also produced Beyonc's multi-part documentary SELF-TITLED. Carly is a mentor for the Sundance Creative Producing Program, has been a fellow of the Tribeca Film Institute, IFP, & Film Independent, & is a member of the Television Academy. She grew up outside of Boston, & studied film at Columbia University.

Erin Gleason Alvarez is the founder of Take Charge Negotiations, a company that delivers negotiation training & advice that is tailored to women. Erin has nearly 20 years of experience in the negotiation & dispute resolution field. Currently, she also serves as an independent arbitrator & mediator for commercial & insurance disputes (US domestic & international). Erin previously worked as in-house counsel, leading the Global ADR Program for AIG & also worked as a litigator, representing hundreds of parties in direct negotiation, arbitration & mediation of employment & commercial disputes. She holds an LLM in International Arbitration from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University. Erin is the author of numerous articles on Negotiation, Mediation, & International Arbitration. She co-chairs the New York City Bar Association President's Committee on Enhancing Efficiency in Dispute Resolution, an effort that seeks to foster fair & cost- effective dispute resolution practices across New York.

Viveka Hulyalkar is the Cofounder & CEO of Beam, a social impact startup on a mission to shift $10B from mission-driven retail brands to high-impact nonprofits & activate young people to do more for the issues that matter most to them every day. Beam's app & integration give users the power to donate part of their purchases at leading retailers like IKEA, Dig Inn, & Dos Toros to supported causes they believe in at no extra cost. Prior to cofounding Beam, Viveka was a consultant in McKinsey & Company's New York office, where she served retail & advanced advertising clients. She has deep experience in corporate philanthropy & cause marketing, having previously launched initiatives sponsored by the NBA, Government of India, & Clinton Global Initiative. She graduated with Honors from Brown University with a BA in Political Science.

Janine Beach is an entertainment lawyer & media strategy consultant based in New York & Toronto. She is the founder & principal of Phoenix Entertainment Advisors & of counsel at Nevin Law Group. Phoenix's entertainment law practice focuses on independent producers & creative talent across film, television & digital media. In her work with independent producers, Janine negotiates & drafts deals for films across development, financing, production & distribution. As a talent lawyer, she structures & negotiates deals for actors, directors, writers & personalities. Phoenix's consulting practice works with media companies on strategic planning, business development & social impact. Phoenix is especially focused on serving diverse clients & international markets, & currently represents clients in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Nigeria, South Africa & Brazil. Janine launched Phoenix in 2018 after ten years in legal & strategy roles in the media & entertainment industry in Los Angeles, New York & Toronto. Her prior legal experience includes practice at leading firms & production companies representing Academy Award, Emmy, & Tony Award winning clients. Her strategy experience includes the advisory teams for the CEOs of two leading media conglomerates. Janine received her JD from Columbia University School of Law, her MBA from Columbia Graduate School of Business & her bachelor's degree with joint honors from McGill University. She is admitted to the bar in New York & California, & was born & raised in Dundas, Ontario.

More panelists TBA!

We encourage entrepreneurs & creators at every stage to attend this free-of-charge event.

As always, our hope is that attendees leave this evening session reinvigorated & feel empowered to build their businesses, brands & billable hours.

Women Owning It is a celebration of women in media & tech killin' it in their fields & owning their space in the industry. For the Fall 2019 panel, we're focusing on the art of negotiating. Hear from women who are pros at closing deals & negotiating contracts, from female founders to filmmakers to a negotiation coach (she actually does this for a living!).

Whether you're in media or in tech, we welcome you to come & learn negotiation tips from both industries. In the world of negotiating, arming yourself with as much information as possible will propel your career forward in whatever field you're working.

So, how do you negotiate that big raise? How do you secure financing & distribution for your project? What do you do when it's time to sell your company? Find out from our experts:
 
 
 
 
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