PANEL: The Women Behind Hidden Figures



Rafael 2 Sat, Oct 8, 2016 11:00 AM
Film Info
Section:Behind the Screens
Running Time:90 min.


What does it take to create and launch a film about the brilliant African-American mathematicians who worked behind the scenes at NASA on the first space missions? The female filmmakers behind the scenes at 20th Century Fox present a special sneak peek at the creation of the highly-anticipated Hidden Figures. Showcasing footage of the film and its incredible cast (including Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe), the team will give insights into the creative processes behind a film that celebrates—and claims recognition for—these unsung heroes.


Invited Guests:
ELIZABETH GABLER, president, Fox 2000
MARISA PAIVA, vice president of production, Fox 2000
MIMI VALDES, Executive Producer, Hidden Figures
MANDY WALKER, director of photography, Hidden Figures
Moderator: MALINA SAVAL, associate features editor, Variety