Thom Geier at The Wrap discusses the State of New York’s new initiative to promote women in the film industry by offering $5 million dollars in incentives to have women and minorities hired in more prominent roles such as writers and directors. Let’s see if other states can follow that lead.
Scott Myers sat down with 2013 Nicholl fellowship winner Stephanie Shannon to discuss her journey as a screenwriter.
Women filmmakers are getting more and more attention these days – finally. Here’s a list of twenty female filmmakers who are getting more attention and definitely deserve more of yours.
See full list here: 20 Rising Female Filmmakers You Need to Know
During the 70th Annual Cannes International Film Festival, Diane Kruger sits down with Variety magazine and discusses women in Hollywood and the gender pay gap.
Pippa Bianco with the Sundance Directors Lab discusses the difference between a short film and a feature film and how they both have their own challenges and how those challenges help you grow as an artist.
Patty Jenkins became a household name with the 2017 release of the box office annihilating film Wonder Woman. Here are six pieces of advice from the record-breaking director herself.
Read full article here: 6 Filmmaking Tips from ‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins
Lucy V. Hay with the London Screenwriters’ Festival highlights Oscar-winner Abi Morgan (Suffragette and The Iron Lady) and her three pieces of advice for writers as they tackle their stories and the industry.
Read the full article here: Oscar-Winning Abi Morgan’s 3 Tips For Screenwriters… I almost love it when I fail…
Melissa Silverstein with Women & Hollywood sat down with Zoe Lister-Jones to talk about her directorial debut and hiring an all female film crew for her film, Band Aid, which premiered at Sundance this past January.
Read the full interview here: Zoe Lister-Jones on Hiring an All-Female Crew for Her Directorial Debut “Band Aid”
As gender equality becomes more of a discussion, more and more industries are increasing their efforts to hire women and find ways to keep them. THE GLOBE AND MAIL recently discussed how the Canadian National Film Board is seeking out female cinematographers, composers, and writers – sections of the industry that are normally dominated by men.
Read full article here: National Film Board seeks female cinematographers, composers, writers
Ladies, this one is for you! The folks at the Sundance Institute compiled a list of resources and tools specifically for women in the film industry. I hope you find this helpful. Enjoy!
Click here: RESOURCE MAP FOR WOMEN FILMMAKERS