Everything that went down at Soho Summit LA
With insights from the creatives behind ‘Oppenheimer’ and panel talks from leading fashion names, here’s a round-up of last week’s event, powered by Porsche
Tuesday 7 November 2023 By Soho House Photography by AJ Woomer and Roger Kisby
Last week, our second Soho Summit landed in Los Angeles. Guests were treated to keynote talks by Hollywood leaders, workshops from Soho Visionaries artists and an unforgettable party, all set across our LA outposts: Soho House West Hollywood, Soho House Holloway, Soho Warehouse and Soho Home Melrose Studio. They were transported between the Houses in cars provided by Porsche, including the fully electric Taycan.
The event followed our inaugural Soho Summit, held back in April at Soho Farmhouse in the UK. Creative minds like Michèle Lamy, Sir Paul Smith and Andrew Scott came together for inspiring conversations, alongside art installations, artist-led workshops, and an energetic performance by Anne-Marie.
This time around, over three sun-drenched days, members enjoyed conversations on creativity and culture from Jeremy Scott, Arianne Phillips and Catherine Opie. There were also screenings of Killers Of The Flower Moon and Rustin, a masterclass for first-time filmmakers with Riley Keough and Gina Gammell, and playful workshops from artists David Horvitz, Anna Carey, and Dané Estes.
To ensure the summit was as accessible as possible, each talk included ASL interpreters, ramps and handrails on the main stage, with closed captioning on all of the cinema screenings. Additionally, our panellists, facilitators and leadership team began their sessions with a visual description of themselves to accommodate those who are blind or have low vision.
Read on for all the highlights from Soho Summit Los Angeles.
Wednesday 1 November
At Soho House West Hollywood
Day one started at Soho House West Hollywood, with a ‘Hollywood Access’ panel in the White Box. Soho House’s very own Director of Film and Entertainment, Jo Addy, kicked off proceedings by introducing Kaitlyn Yang, CEO of Alpha Studios and cofounder of 1IN4 Coalition; Sumi Parekh, executive director of Group Effort Initiative; Tracey Bing, producer and head of content for Rideback Rise; Tahirah Gooden, manager of Original Studio Films for Netflix; and Elaine Hall, access coordinator and founder of The Miracle Project. Moderator Eryn Brown, partner of Entertainment 360 and cofounder of 1IN4 Coalition, led the conversation, which explored issues surrounding access in Hollywood, and ways to create systemic and sustainable change for underrepresented groups within the industry.
Over the course of the day, the cinema saw the meeting of creative minds. The team behind the Oscars® Best Picture front-runner, Oppenheimer, discussed their creative process and collaboration. The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg, Rebecca Keegan and Tyler Coates took a deep dive into 2024 Oscars® race predictions with Soho House’s Jo Addy. And later that evening, members enjoyed an advanced Netflix QUEUE screening of Rustin with an introduction by producer Tonia Davis.