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Esther Pearl is the founder and Executive Director of Camp Reel Stories. She received her Bachelor’s in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego and her M.B.A. in Sustainable Management from The Presidio Graduate School. She spent 15 years working in Production Management in the entertainment Industry. The majority of Esther’s film career was spent at Pixar Animation Studios where her feature film credits include Academy Award winning films The Incredibles, Wall-e and Monsters, Inc. Esther has been honored for her contributions to Bay Area women in Film, Television, and Media by the San Francisco Women’s Film Institute. In 2018 she received the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Advanced Imaging Society.
MODERATOR: MELISSA SILVERSTEIN
Melissa Silverstein is a writer, speaker and consultant with extensive expertise in the area of women and Hollywood. She is the founder and publisher of Women and Hollywood, one of the most respected sites for issues related to women and entertainment. Women and Hollywood educates, advocates, and agitates for gender diversity in Hollywood and the global film industry, celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2017. She is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of The Athena Film Festival at Barnard College which is a weekend of inspiring films that tell the extraordinary stories of fierce and fearless female leaders. The 9th annual festival will take place from February 28-March 3 2019.