Female Filmmakers Gather at NRB 2024 for Kathleen Cooke’s Influence Women Initiative

Female Filmmakers Gather at NRB 2024 for Kathleen Cooke’s Influence Women Initiative

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Award-winning producer and media executive Kathleen Cooke gathers women in media at NRB 2024 in Nashville for connection and collaboration opportunities within Influence Women.

Los Angeles, CA (February 6, 2024) — Birthed in Hollywood and expanding to production hubs nationwide, Influence Women is raising a new generation of professional female leaders in media, entertainment and the arts. Founded by media executive Kathleen Cooke, the women’s initiative will host a special gathering for women in media at NRB 2024 in Nashville. “Connect and Collaborate – An Influence Women Event at NRB” will feature women who are “leading the way” in creating movies, TV shows, music and artistic projects with excellence on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

“Influence Women are developing and creating projects – films, books, podcasts and other creative works that influence our culture in positive ways,” states Kathleen Cooke. “Despite the challenges in the industry, these women are finding ways to ‘make it happen’ and achieve success.”

Influence Women hosts the “Connect and Collaborate” event at NRB 2024.

Founded in 2014 under the umbrella of the nonprofit The Influence Lab, Cooke’s initial goal for the Hollywood women’s group was to inspire thought, educate, and ignite Christian women working in media and entertainment. Influence Women experienced explosive growth from those beginnings, expanding to Orange County, California, and then spreading across the country to Nashville, Atlanta, and Baton Rouge, with a new branch launching this month in Houston.

Focusing on mentorship and leadership programs, Influence Women provides a powerful platform for women to be a force for change in the entertainment industry. Additionally, the group offers Christian community and helps women build the kind of faith that will unleash their calling and purpose in the film, television and creative arts industries.

To interview Kathleen Cooke during NRB 2024, email laura@laurawoodworth.com.
To attend “Connect and Collaborate – An Influence Women Event at NRB” register here.

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About Kathleen Cooke, Founder – Influence Women
Co-Founder/Media Executive, The Influence Lab/Cooke Media Group

Kathleen Cooke is an award-winning producer, actor, speaker, writer, and co-founder of Cooke Media Group and the nonprofit The Influence Lab. She leads Influence Women, a nonprofit organization for Christian media professionals with branches in Hollywood, Orange County, Atlanta, Nashville and Baton Rouge offering mentorship, career development and a faith community for women in the film, television and arts industries. Author of “Hope 4 Today: Stay Connected to God in a Distracted Culture,” she has appeared on top national and international radio, podcast and television shows including CBN and TBN, and her articles carried by Avail Leadership and Charisma Magazine. Find out more at KathleenCooke.com and InfluenceWomen.org

 

Influence Women Expands from Hollywood to Film Production Hubs Across Nation

Influence Women Expands from Hollywood to Film Production Hubs Across Nation

This past year has been a year of exploding growth for Influence Women. With The Influence Lab co-founder Kathleen Cooke leading the way, this branch of The Influence Lab is mentoring women around the world in their careers in the arts and entertainment industry. Here’s a press release to help you keep up with all the excitement!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Influence Women Expands from Hollywood to Film Production Hubs Across Nation

“She Leads America” award recipient Kathleen Cooke is leading a new generation of women in film, television, arts and entertainment as Influence Women expands with chapters in Hollywood, Orange County, Nashville and Atlanta. 

Los Angeles, CA (May 3, 2023) —Serving female leaders in the film and television industry as well as arts and music professionals, Influence Women has exploded with growth over the past year. Expanding from its base in Hollywood to serve Christian women in film production hubs across the nation, new chapters in Orange County, Nashville and Atlanta offer networking, education and mentoring opportunities with in-person gatherings and online events.

Influence Women is led by Kathleen Cooke, recipient of the “She Leads America” award for her distinguished work in media and entertainment. “We are all women of influence,” shares Kathleen Cooke, “and I am honored to lead women working in media, entertainment, arts and leadership who intertwine their faith in their lives and careers.”

A branch of the nonprofit The Influence Lab founded by Phil and Kathleen Cooke, Influence Women events help women grow in their craft and their faith by introducing them to influential industry voices. Featured guests have included writer-producer Alexandra Boylan (“Switched,” “Catching Faith”); casting director Lisa London (London-Stroud Casting), Hollywood producer Victoria Slater, TV personality Cynthia Garrett, Hollywood actress Renee Lawless (Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots”), script consultant/Cooke Media Group development executive Laura Woodworth, Netflix director of digital production Christina Lee Storm, and Hollywood film and TV star Edwina-Findley-Dickerson (“If Loving You is Wrong”).  Upcoming events are planned with Empower Women Media founder and author Shirin Taber (“Muslims Next Door”) and actress-writer-producer Sam Sorbo (“Let There Be Light”).

Influence Women will also have a presence at NRB 2023 in Orlando. “Hollywood Decentralized: Why You Don’t Have to Live in LA to be a Female Filmmaker” will feature Kathleen Cooke and top Christian women filmmakers in a panel talk. Offering “boots on the ground” insight, attendees will gain valuable information to navigate their careers successfully in a new decentralized film industry.

To schedule an interview with Kathleen Cooke, contact laura@cookemediagroup.com. To request an invitation to the Influence Women NRB 2023 event, email info@influencewomen.org.

About Kathleen Cooke
Kathleen Cooke is an award-winning producer, actor, speaker and writer, and co-founder of Cooke Media Group and the nonprofit The Influence Lab and Influence Women. Kathleen is the author of Hope 4 Today: Stay Connected to God in a Distracted Culture, and posts the weekly online Influence Lab Journal and a weekly blog mentoring women in media, entertainment and leadership. She has been interviewed on top radio shows and podcasts as well as Christian TV networks such as CBN, TBN and The Hillsong Channel and in 2022 she was chosen as one of 10 Christian women of distinction to receive the She Leads America Award and a Certificate of Congressional Record for her outstanding work in the media and entertainment industry. Find out more at https://kathleencooke.com

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