HFPA to Host Women Breaking Barriers Panel at Sundance 2018

by Luca Celada January 19, 2018
Panelists Women Breaking Barriers Sundance 2018

(From left) Reed Morano, Octavia Spencer, Sandra Oh, Tina Lifford and Cathy Schulman.

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As part of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) will continue to host special events, this time at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. The HFPA will host a special “Women Breaking Barriers” panel featuring accomplished women from various fields in the film industry, moderated by HFPA member Elisabeth Sereda.

“We are very excited to be hosting this panel with such a diverse group of women from various fields of the industry,” explains Elisabeth, “it is very important to continue a conversation about gender equality that started many years ago but has reached a new high point now, and come up with ideas and solutions for the future.”

That sentiment was echoed by Robert Redford during the opening day press conference in which the festival founder stated, I’m pretty encouraged right now as this period of change is creating forth more opportunities for women and more opportunities for women to have their voice heard and do their own projects. It’s kind of a turning point.”

Joining the panel discussion will be Tina Lifford, award-winning actress currently starring in Queen Sugar Reed Morano, award-winning cinematographer and director; Golden Globe winner Sandra Oh, star and associate producer of BBC America’s Killing Eve; Cathy Schulman, producer and president of Women in Film; and Golden Globe winner Octavia Spencer.

The HFPA announced a $50,000 grant benefitting the Sundance Institute Women Filmmakers program. The event is open to the public and will be streamed live from SundanceTV’s and HFPA’s Facebook pages and  here on goldenglobes.com.