Diablo Cody, Maya Rudolph, Nancy Meyers on Chapman Film School Women in Comedy Panel
Free, open to the public but requiring an RSVP, the conference with a women-on-comedy theme is scheduled for Friday afternoon, April 12.
The event is to begin at 1:30 p.m. with participants screening clips from their work and discussing their experiences breaking into the industry. Dawn Taubin, a Dodge College professor of Public Relations and Advertising and former Warner Bros. Pictures marketing chief, is the panel moderator. A scholarship presentation and luncheon fill out the day before a formal networking mixer kicks off at 4:30 p.m. All events are in the Paul and Daranne Folino Theater in Marion Knott Studios, 283 N. Cypress Ave., Orange.
Rudolph, who is the daughter of music producer/composer Richard Rudolph and the late singer Minnie Ripperton, is best known for being a cast member for years on Saturday Night Live and receiving an Emmy nomination when she returned to guest host. She is currently on the NBC sitcom Up All Night, was at the center of arguably the funniest scene in Bridesmaids and also appeared prominently in future cult classic Idiocracy.
"The caliber of the women participating in this conference each year is simply astonishing," observes Bob Bassett, the Dodge College dean, in a Chapman statement. "For students to have the opportunity to experience their interactions with each other as they share and compare insights firsthand is an unmatched learning opportunity. We are always grateful that women with such incredible experience are willing to give back to the next generation in this very personal way."
Wanna go? RSVP here: www.chapman.edu/WIF.
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