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Entertainment Amber Ruffin, Tina Fey and Tracee Ellis Ross Join Girls Inc. Virtual Film Festival

09:00  13 june  2021
09:00  13 june  2021 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

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Girls Inc .’s inaugural film festival is filling out its program with the addition of Tina Fey , Tracee Ellis Ross , Hoda Kotb, Venus Williams, RWQuarantunes duo Richard and Demi Weitz, and Amber Ruffin , the latter of whom will serve as host. The ticketed fest — scheduled for June 13 at 4 p.m. Pst — will feature live and pre-taped appearances and showcase a series of short films featuring “an inspiring group of girls and young women who represent a new generation of leaders and change,” per the organization. As previously announced, Marsai Martin is executive producing the event which is

“This first-ever Girls Inc . Film Festival is an exciting opportunity for girls to share their experiences through short films ,” says President and CEO Stephanie J. Hull. “The event will feature compelling stories from a group of girls and young women who represent a new generation of leaders and Special appearances will be made by seven-time Grand Slam singles champion and founder of lifestyle brand EleVen Venus Williams, actress and entrepreneur Tracee Ellis Ross , NBC News’ TODAY co-anchor and TODAY with Hoda & Jenna co-host Hoda Kotb, and Richard and Demi Weitz, the

Girls Inc.’s inaugural film festival is filling out its program with the addition of Tina Fey, Tracee Ellis Ross, Hoda Kotb, Venus Williams, RWQuarantunes duo Richard and Demi Weitz, and Amber Ruffin, the latter of whom will serve as host.

The ticketed fest — scheduled for June 13 at 4 p.m. PST — will feature live and pre-taped appearances and showcase a series of short films featuring “an inspiring group of girls and young women who represent a new generation of leaders and change,” per the organization. As previously announced, Marsai Martin is executive producing the event which is designed to showcase short films made in partnership with Busy Philipps, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Darnell Martin, Melinda Hsu Taylor and Amber Stevens West, who served as directors on the projects.

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Marsai Martin to executive produce and Amber Ruffin to host the star-studded event, which aims to elevate the voices of young women through short films . Special guests will include Tina Fey , Venus Williams, Tracee Ellis Ross , Hoda Kotb, Shoshana Bean, and more.

Tina Fey , Writer: 30 Rock. Elizabeth Stamatina Fey was born in 1970 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia, to Xenobia "Jeanne" (Xenakes), a brokerage employee, and Donald Henry Fey , who wrote grant proposals for universities. Her mother is Greek, born in Piraeus, while her father had German, Northern Irish, and English ancestry. Related News. 09 June 2021 | The Hollywood Reporter Amber Ruffin , Tina Fey and Tracee Ellis Ross Join Girls Inc . Virtual Film Festival .

During a VIP reception, Martin and Fey will host a panel to discuss the next generation of female producers. Later, during the program Girls Inc. will hand out a series of honors to Netflix’s Bela Bajaria, Walgreens Boots Alliance’s Rosalind Brewer, ballerina Misty Copeland, Schultz Family Foundation’s Sheri Kersch Schultz, and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine developer and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health assistant professor Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett. Also booked to perform during the event is Broadway and recording star Shoshana Bean.


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Girls Inc. president and CEO Stephanie J. Hull said the inaugural festival is an “exciting opportunity” for girls to share their experiences through film. “The event will feature compelling stories from a group of girls and young women who represent a new generation of leaders and changemakers. Collaborating with Marsai Martin on this endeavor is a dream come true — she leads by example and inspires girls everywhere to believe in themselves and see no limit to their potential.”

Said Martin: “It gives us a chance to spotlight the next generation of talented filmmakers. It’s also important that we give young girls an opportunity to use their voices.”

The event is being produced by Erich Bergen and Marc Johnston for 6W Entertainment. Tickets and more information can be found here.

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