Film // Our February Future of Women Breakfast with Kismet

Last month, we launched Future of Women Breakfasts,
a monthly women's breakfast series to elevate women’s voices.

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We gathered in a 1960s woman-owned costume design studio with 57 women from across LA to talk about Diversity in Film and enjoy tasty Middle Eastern dishes by the award-winning women-owned LA restaurant Kismet

 

FEBRUARY BREAKFAST RECAP

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We partnered with Kismet, an award-winning LA restaurant that reimagines Middle Eastern flavors for current-day California. We enjoyed Cucumber Salad with Green Zhoug, Persian Frittata, Barbari Bread, Chocolate Spice Shortbreads, and Feta with Roasted Beets, Onion, and Orange Blossom.

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We talked about Diversity in Film with Denise Hewett, CEO and Founder of Scriptd, a digital screenplay marketplace to bolster scripts from underrepresented groups, and Mishel Prada, co-star in the new STARZ Latinx drama series Vida, a half-hour drama series focusing on two Mexican-American sisters from the Eastside of Los Angeles.

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We gathered at Rita House. Built in 1926 as a Prop Design Studio for film and television, the Spanish Colonial style building was later a violin factory and in 1967 Costume Designer Rita Riggs purchased the building and made it her studio for her work with everyone from Alfred Hitchcock to Norman Lear.

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Special thanks to Shreebs Coffee for providing delicious coffee from their Echo Park woman-owned coffee company, Victoire Loup for her foodie expertise, Jenny Feinberg for hosting us at Rita House, Spread The Love Foods for post-breakfast coworking snacks, and Ruby Maxwell for these beautiful photographs.