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.


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




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.


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.


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.


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.