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The Gotham Group LLC
Head of Animation and Family Entertainment
As the head of the Animation and Family Entertainment division at The Gotham Group in Los Angeles since 1999, Julie represents creators of top rated series, experienced show runners, Emmy award winning writers and directors, and New York Times best-selling authors. She also served as the co-producer on ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ feature and as a co-executive producer on the Hallmark Channel’s ‘Dear Dumb Diary’ movie. A “recovering” lawyer, Julie learned the secret ways of the studios before switching sides to promote and defend talent rights.
Girl, Interrupted: A Deeper Dive into Gender Depiction
In the year Katniss Everdeen was dominant on posters all around the country for the last ‘Hunger Games’ film, we have been shown that strong female characters can be dominant in media for young people. However we have also been asking #wheresrey which has shown that gender prejudice can still be ingrained in the industry’s thinking. Following on from the session on female representation in preschool children’s media in 2015 we will look back on the past year and see if the industry’s attitude towards girls has improved. We will also be opening up the discussion to include older children,…