Women Writing Genre and Badass Female Leads

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Genre enthusiasts--creators and fans alike--have established affinities for franchises built around certain tropes and character arcs that are usually centered on a male perspective. But with genre content trending in mainstream entertainment, and larger female audiences calling for more representative characters and storylines, how can the space showcase women being as badass as the male leads that came before them?

A group of seasoned genre content female writers will discuss their approach to creating fresh narratives for a continually growing--and diverse--audience that breaks existing paradigms and broaden POVs in the space, and inspire a lineup of more diverse creators for the future.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Ashley Bradley

Mrs. Marvel

Rammy Park

Wheel of Time

Melissa Rundle

Kung Fu/The CW

Samantha Shear

Zoic Pictures

This event will be in person


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Creating Film & TV