NYC Pilots: Business is booming in New York, with 11 hour-long pilots shooting here this year. This ties with the previous record year, 2012.
Good News: Although Ava Duvernay’s A Wrinkle in Time wasn’t able to beat Black Panther at the box office, the films still made history, as both the #1 and #2 spots were held by studio films directed by people of color with black leading actors. Black Panther is also doing exceptionally well overseas. Not only do diverse voices matter – but they also make money!
Overlooked Women: The New York Times acknowledged that of the thousands of obituaries it has published since 1851, the vast majority have been of white men. Even in the last two years, only one in five obituary subjects have been female. In honor of Women’s History Month, they are launching Overlooked, a new series that will provide obituaries for important women in history previously overlooked by the paper.
Love, Gilda: Lisa D’Apolito’s acclaimed feature documentary Love, Gilda, about legendary comedian Gilda Radner, hits theaters nationwide on September 21st. The film was fiscally sponsored...READ MORE
Reel Equity: Tell the entertainment industry that you support members of historically female crafts in their demand for Pay Equity by signing your name to...READ MORE
Throughout history, and specifically film and television history, women have been early to identify and seize opportunity in emerging fields—only to be edged out of those fields, and their history, once they become mainstream. Mellini Kantayya shares four great reads about the women pioneers of early Hollywood.READ MORE
Actors Ruby Dee and her husband Ossie Davis fought for civil rights from Washington, DC to Hollywood. And they were married for nearly 60 years. Kathryn O'Kane shares some of favorite quotes and moments from their joint memoir, In This Life Together.READ MORE