Santa Clarita, California: The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley will present two events to celebrate women in film: First, a twilight celebration honoring ten incredible local women who are leaders in the Santa Clarita Valley taking place on Thursday, October 14th at 5:00 p.m., and culminating in the viewing of the 2021 LUNAFEST™ film festival at the Newhall Laemmle Theaters; and second, a conference taking place at the University Center, College of the Canyons on Saturday, October 16th from 9:00 a.m. until noon and featuring ten accomplished film industry professionals.
Zonta SCV is proud to bring LUNAFEST™ to Santa Clarita for the 10th year. This milestone has given Zonta the opportunity to also showcase outstanding local women in film and associated businesses not only for their accomplishments but for their leadership in helping aspiring women to also enter the industry in one of its many businesses and roles. Zonta wants to increase training and employment opportunities and mentoring for SCV women who seek careers in the burgeoning local film industry.
The exciting Celebration of SCV Women in Film event on October 14th will honor ten amazing business leaders who work in the film industry and associated businesses. These women have reached leadership roles in established companies, or they have created a business of their own through their visionary and entrepreneurial talents. Before being led to the Laemmle Theaters for the viewing of the LUNAFEST films, guests will be treated to a delightful array of appetizing and robust small plates, wine, and a mimosa bar. Sponsorships with concierge service and tickets are available at www.scvzonta.org/lunafest.
Following this exciting celebration, a Conference focusing on Saturday, October 16th on “How to Get In and How to Get Ahead” will encourage and inspire an audience comprising women of all ages who want to get into the film industry and other businesses. The two panels will feature many of the leading women who will have been honored at the “SCV Women in Film” celebration. This event is free-of-charge.
Nicole Miller, President of Zonta SCV, said “We are looking forward to honoring these great women and assisting others to break into the film industry.”
Helping women improve their status has long been the goal of 47-year-old Zonta SCV. This is accomplished through a variety of initiatives including addressing women’s health problems, creating service projects dealing with domestic violence, scholarship programs for women advancing their status through education, a monthly on-line women’s workshop dealing with topics of interest and learning for women who are underserved, a robotics program for middle school girls, a community grants program for local nonprofit agencies that have special programs which advance Zonta’s mission, and more. Dollars raised through the event will support the many philanthropic, advocacy and service activities of Zonta.