Posted by Sadie Dean


 /'wɪmɪn//'treil/ /ˈbleɪzər/ [noun]: A female creative that kick ass and take names. They have paved the road for other female creatives that want to kick ass and take names.


Every film and television show is a collaborative effort, it’s not just the stars or directors you see in interviews or on the red carpet. It literally takes a tribe to make the gems we watch on the big and small screen. And an integral part of this tribe are women creatives, who roll up their sleeves day in and day out to create, refine, and perfect your favorite movies and television shows.

And it’s time we put the spotlight on them.

Stage 32 will recognize a few of these talented women who are making an impact in their respective fields as we honor our 2016 Women Trailblazers. In a special one-night event in LA, we’re bringing in women that are continuously making a difference through their impressive body of work and work ethic.


The Stage 32 2016 Women Trailblazers are:

Margaret LeFauve, Screenwriter/Director

Oscar-nominated Screenwriter for Inside Out. Penned The Good Dinosaur and the upcoming Captain Marvel. Plus, recently announced Director of Disney’s Gigantic.

Deborah Lurie, Composer

Composer on such films as 9, Dear John, Katy Perry: Part of Me and television show The Astronaut Wives Club [Fun fact: She was the composer behind cult favorite short film George Lucas in Love]. She also provided additional compositions on such films as Dreamgirls, Wanted, and Spider-Man 3.

Jill Bogdanowicz, Senior Colorist

Senior Colorist behind the recent blockbuster film Ghostbusters, War Dogs, Ray, Veronica Mars, and TV shows Roots and Dr. Ken, and the list goes on.

Kayla Emter, Editor

Editor on Miles Ahead, The Immigrant, The Meddler. Plus served as an assistant editor on films I'm Still Here and Gone and hit TV shows Looking and Enlightened.


Moderated by Stage 32's Managing Director, Amanda Toney


This informative evening is sure to inspire! Each of the Stage 32 Women Trailblazers will give you the insider knowledge and tools you need to know on how to jumpstart your career, including:

  • How they got their start in the industry in their perspective fields
  • What it’s like being a female creative at the top of their game and how to stay there
  • What they’ve done in their professional careers to make sure other women creatives are given equal chances as their male counterparts to work on productions
  • And so much, much more!


So if you’re starting out in your own career as a composer, editor, colorist or even screenwriter, or any kind of creative, this panel will definitely inspire you to keep the drive and never give up, because you never know, you could be the next Woman Trailblazer!

We’re dedicated to educating and empowering creatives from all walks of life, and as a continued commitment, we will provide every attendee with a free Stage 32 Next Level Webinar (a $49 value) to help sharpen your skills and pave your trail in the industry.

Every creative matters!

Tickets are available here.  SPACE IS LIMITED.

ACME Theatre, 135 North La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036

November 3rd

7:30pm - 9pm

Networking mixer for ticket holders to follow (at Butter'd Up)


There's a limited amount of seats, and this will certainly sell out - get your tickets soon!


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