Walden Macht & Haran LLP hosted a panel discussion and reception titled “Women in Hollywood,” featuring a star-studded group of talented women discussing their experiences and perspectives on changes taking place in the world of television and film. Moderated by associates Avni Patel and Devon Little, the event was attended by more than 100 guests as part of the firm’s Women’s Initiative.
Hosted in the firm’s Manhattan office, the event featured a conversation with Molly Bloom, the bestselling author of “Molly’s Game: True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game in the World,” which was adapted into the film, “Molly’s Game,” starring Jessica Chastain and directed by Aaron Sorkin and nominated for an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay; Amy Ryan, the Oscar and Tony Award nominated actress starring in the upcoming film “Beautiful Boy” with Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet; Elisa Zuritsky, the Emmy nominated producer whose credits include HBO’s “Sex and the City,” “Divorce,” and “Odd Mom Out;” and Julie Rottenberg, a screenwriter and the co-showrunner and Executive Producer of Bravo’s “Odd Mom Out” whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Real Simple and Marie Claire, among others.
“The conversation about women in the entertainment industry has certainly changed dramatically over the past twelve months and each of our guests had a unique and important perspective to share,” said Avni Patel, of WMH. “Although our panelists were drawn from the world of television and film, it was clear that many of the issues they discussed were echoed by all of the women in the room, regardless of their professional interest. This kind of dialogue has been a cornerstone of our firm since its inception and we look forward to future opportunities to engage this dynamic group.”
Pictured (from left): Julie Rottenberg, Amy Ryan, Molly Bloom, Avni Patel, Elisa Zuritsky, Devon Little (photo credit: David Lubarsky)