E.T. star Dee Wallace honored at Women Filmmakers Showcase 2022

Dee Wallace
(l-r: Gabrielle Stone, Dee Wallace, Sue Vicory, CREDIT: Tshombe Sampson)

In honor of Women’s History Month and Oscar weekend, Heartland Films, Inc., Cloud 21 PR International and our friends at Kultura PR International presented “Women Filmmakers Showcase 2022,” a special panel event held at Laemmle Film Center Santa Monica on Oscar weekend.

Wallace was born Deanna Bowers and raised in a religious home in Kansas City, Kansas. She graduated from Kansas University with a degree in Theatre Education and taught a year of high school before leaving for New York to seek her fame and fortune in 1977. She soon landed co-star roles, which led to guest star parts, which led to films.

Within four years after leaving Kansas, Blake Edwards cast her in the hit film 10, which led to Joe Dante’s The Howling. Steven Spielberg saw her and called her in for an audition for Used Cars. She didn’t book that, but Mr. Spielberg called her when E.T., The Extraterrestrial came around, and offered her the role of Mary.

She went on to work for more greats like Lewis Teague (Cujo) and Peter Jackson (The Frighteners). Ms. Wallace is also a clairaudient channel and has written six books on the art of self-creation. She has a live radio show titled Conscious Creation and conducts monthly webinars on the subject.

The by-invitation-only event featured a panel of the top established names and rising stars of the industry, including Morgan Dameron, Anna Fishbeyn, Peggy McCartha, Tracy Vicory-Rosenquest, and Dee Wallace. Award-winning filmmaker Sue Vicory, founder of Heartland Films, moderated the hourlong panel, which she also curated. Watch the panel below:

At a special by-invitation-only reception, Sue Vicory presented Dee Wallace with a special award. In making the presentation, Vicory said, “Making the difference, Woman of Influence awarded to Dee Wallace for her significant contribution within the film industry and world at large.”


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Joining Vicory, panelists, and event co-producers Nicole Goesseringer Muj and Gotham Chandna were holistic healer Richard Garnier, Ph.D.,  Gabrielle Stone, E! founder Larry Namer, Pooja Batra, BTYQWN’s Mister D, Erika Stasiuleviciute, Dr. Jacqueline Nguyen, Maria Darkina, rising screenwriter and director Colin Francis Costello, actress and NFT creator Kelly Pantaleoni and many others. Watch highlights from the reception below:

Photos by Tshombe Sampson Courtesy of Cloud 21 and Kultura PR.

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