Recently back from the Cannes Film Festival, Director of Programming for the Mill Valley Film Festival, Zoë Elton will be my first guest. I’ll talk with Zoë about her experience at Cannes, as well as film festivals in general and what goes into putting on one of our own country’s most successful festivals. In addition to a who’s who of A-listers, including past guests Helen Mirren, Ryan Gosling, Glenn Close, Edward Norton, and too many others to mention, every year the 11-day Mill Valley Film Festival welcomes more than 200 filmmakers and 60,000 attendees from around the world.
In my second segment, Anne Devereux-Mills, founder of Parlay House, Executive Director of the Emmy-nominated The Return, and Chairwoman of the Board of Marchex, Inc. will be in the studio. Anne will discuss how starting over lead her to look at how we—and women, in particular—can not only have deeper, more meaningful interactions but how they can have an inspiring, empowering cascade effect on others. As a single mom, a top executive in New York's competitive advertising scene, and a cancer survivor, Anne experienced challenging times, ultimately leading her to found Parlay House, over 1000 “women who come together to connect, grow, learn and thrive.”