Athena Film Festival submissions open

Posted Monday 13 May 2019

The Athena Film Festival is now accepting short films and feature-length screenplays for its annual celebration of women leaders. The Athena Film Festival is a features extraordinary films from across the globe that tell the stories of fierce and fearless women leaders. The curated program includes Academy Award-nominated films, top-tier features, documentaries, and shorts. Screenings are complemented by panels and conversations designed to change the way our culture views and values women, along with workshops and masterclasses that help women storytellers hone their craft. The 10th Anniversary Festival will be held February 26-March 1, 2020 at Barnard College in New York City.

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Netflix creates new diversity and inclusion role

Posted Monday 13 May 2019

Netflix is creating a new executive position that will focus on inclusion and diversity among employees, reports LATimes.com. The streaming entertainment giant has appointed Vern? Myers to the newly created role of vice president for inclusion strategy. The company said Myers will help devise and implement strategies that integrate cultural diversity, inclusion and equity into all aspects of Netflix's operations worldwide. Prior to joining Netflix, Myers worked as a consultant at the Vern? Myers Co, where she advised corporations and organizations on issues including race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation.

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