Cinema Thread Interviews The Side Project Founders on Women in Film and Labors of Love

The creators of The Side Project, a Los Angeles-based screening series that features the side-projects, personal work, and “labors of love” of both established and emerging filmmakers, would seem to agree. Founded by Alison Williams of Raconteur and Joe DiSanto of Therapy Studios, The Side Project is approaching its fourth happening: an evening mixer, screening, and panel discussion on “Women Behind the Camera: Female Creativity in Film.” (The list of panelists is impressive, including the likes of Elizabeth Kilpatrick, VP of Development, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media; Maggie Chieffo, General Manager, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls; and Destri Martino, Director/Editor and Founder of The Director List.)

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We are excited to announce or esteemed panel of influential industry professionals for the upcoming TSP No. 4 | WOMEN BEHIND THE CAMERA: FEMALE CREATIVITY IN FILM.


Ali Brown, Vice President / Executive Producer, PRETTYBIRD

Maggie Chieffo, General Manager, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls

Elizabeth Kilpatrick, VP of Development, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Destri Martino, Director/Editor and Founder of The Director List

Ramaa Mosley, Director and Founder of Adolescent Content and ADOLESCENT

Melissa Schneider, SVP Production & Development, NewForm Digital

Eric Voegele, Global Director of Content Production, Media Arts Lab



TSP No. 4 | New Date! New Location!

NOTE THE NEW DATE!  TSP No. 4 will be held on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6 at 6:00 PM.

We are so pleased to announce that TSP No. 4 | Women Behind The Camera will be at a new location, WEWORK in Culver City.  We are so grateful for the support of WEWORK and their amazing spaces and people in supporting this event.

TSP No. 3 | The Second Set

And TSP No. 3 is rounded out with four additional films, bringing the grand total to eight fantastic films by eight intriguing directors.

The final four films are:

  • I KNOW THE TRUTH: Dustin Bowser and Andrew Ciaccio
  • SLIP: Chelsea McMullen
  • THE MANGROVE: Duncan Ferguson
  • UNTIL THE QUIET COMES: Khalil Joseph

We thank all who submitted and look forward to seeing everyone at the screening Friday, October 2nd.