The media company celebrates up-and-coming voices in film and television with a night of fellowship at Hauser & Wirth in L.A.
Words by MARIE LOOK
On Tuesday, June 11, executives from the likes of Ubisoft, Netflix, Epix, Hulu and Apple gathered at Manuela, the seasonally driven restaurant at art gallery and creative space Hauser & Wirth in Los Angeles’ Arts District, to toast Ubisoft’s fellowship program and on-the-rise women in entertainment.
The guest list was a who’s who roster of women behind major recent successes at the box office, on the small screen and in video games, such as casting director Chelsea Bloch (Deadpool); producers Elizabeth Cantillon (The Girl in the Spider’s Web), Amanda Segel (The Good Wife) and Megan Ganz (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia); and Annie Marter, vice president at David Leitch’s 87North Productions (John Wick, Atomic Blonde).
Over the course of the evening, attendees enjoyed alfresco cocktails followed by a seated dinner in Manuela’s garden, during which they discussed Ubisoft’s Female Fellowship Program and the zeitgeist of their industries. The highlight of the evening was toasting the 2019 fellows, Nneka Gerstle and Heather Quinn, alongside 2018 fellows Mishna Wolff and Tasha Huo.
Now in its sophomore year, the program was created to gain a fresh perspective from talented writers, with a select number of individuals granted the opportunity to participate in a six-month fellowship that involves one-on-one mentorships, pitch meetings and other well-earned advantages.
Guests also included Jodi Hildebrand, Emily Smith and Heather Brewster in addition to Jenna Berger, Jennifer Todd, Tory Tunnell and Morgan Howell.
Feature image: The scene at UBISOFT’s celebration at HAUSER & WIRTH in L.A.