Women in Film & Television Houston Presents, Literary All Stars Headline the Emerging Female Hero Conference
Houston, TX, May 21, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Emerging Female Hero Conference
The Emerging Female Hero Conference, held June 14 and 15, 2014, will feature Literary All Stars. Expect a power packed weekend with author Lily Koppel who penned The Astronaut Wives Club, prolific writer Reshonda Tate Billingsley with 30 books who wrote Let the Church Say Amen and international script consultants Dr. Linda Seger who has consulted on over 2,000 scripts, including over 40 feature films and 35 television projects in six continents and Pamela Jaye Smith with 30 years of experience in features, TV, music videos, commercials, documentaries, military films and web series.
The Emerging Female Hero Conference hosted by Women in Film and Television Houston Chapter is designed for screenwriters, romance, and mystery writers, bloggers, journalists and actors of any gender. It will include seminars, film clips, book signings, a panel discussion and an awards luncheon at the Hilton Houston South-west Hotel on Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15, 2014.
“The concepts being presented represent the idea that there is an untapped reservoir for developing female characters based on sources ranging from ancient mythology to the nightly news,” said President of Women in Film & Television Houston Chapter Anita Long. “This conference is a unique opportunity to be in on the ground floor of the development of a new paradigm for female heroines as portrayed in modern storytelling.”
This fall the ABC network will begin production in Houston of a 10-episode series based on Koppel’s book, The Astronaut Wives Club. As America’s Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons.
“We’re thrilled that Houston will be the focus of such a major produc- tion which should employ many local crew members, last about six months and bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars to our economy,” said Executive Direc- tor Houston Film Commission Rick Ferguson.
All activities will be held at the Hilton Houston Southwest Hotel, 6780 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074. To register for tickets, log on to www.wift-houston.org or call 713-788-8075. wift-houston.org