How To Balance Motherhood & Filmmaking

How to balance motherhood & Filmmaking


Moderated by Christy Lamb, Co-Founder of Moms In Film


Finding the optimum work-life balance as a mom, or as a filmmaker, is hard enough, but navigating both – two extremely all-consuming endeavors – is a real challenge. This panel brings together women in the film industry to share tales of difficulty and triumph and to offer advice to other filmmaker-parents, or those considering taking the leap to multi hyphenate themselves.
Lake Bell’s In A World, premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, and her first child was born in 2014. Her latest film, I Do… Until I Don’t was released in 2017. María Novaro is a legendary Mexican filmmaker and feminist who began film school as a mother of two young children. Her first feature film, Lola, won the Silver Ariel Award for Best First Work in 1989, and she continues to make critically acclaimed films including Danzón (1991), The Good Herbs (2000), and Tesoros (2017). She is currently the Director of the Mexican Film Institute. Codie Elaine Oliver is a film and television producer and the the co-creator and Director of BLACK LOVE, a docuseries in its second season, which debuted as the most-viewed unscripted series in the history of OWN Network. Christy Lamb, co-Founder of Moms in Film, is an accomplished producer of films, festivals, and nonprofit programs currently producing narrative and documentary content through her company VENN INDUSTRIES. Moms-in-Film is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to providing parents in the film and television industry with community, funding and advocacy. In addition to hosting regular child-friendly meet-ups for parents and carers of all gender identities, they created The Wee Wagon - a mobile childcare unit designed for use on film sets.



Sunday, October 14th, 2018



Please arrive at least 10 minutes early as screenings & panels will start on time.



The Downtown Independent

251 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012