What are ways we can help champion women
or other under represented groups in film?
There are so many avenues right now
for telling stories, there shouldn't be any reason
why a woman who is really inspired to tell a story
shouldn't be able to.
By opening those jobs to women that may have traditionally
not gone to them, that's how we can ensure
we can see ourselves in film.
There's so many great women directors out there
that just need a shot.
C'mon, give 'em a shot.
I grew up with films about men, it's very hard for me
when I think about making a film to think about
imagining a woman in that part,
but I think when you watch a film and it is male-centric,
picture seeing that movie from the female perspective
and perhaps remaking that film from that woman's perspective
and it might be a more interesting film.
If we're putting them in the writing room,
if we're putting them in the producing seat,
if we're empowering them, encouraging them to tell
their stories and then giving them the tools
that they need to make sure
that those stories are distributed widely.
Hire more women, not just one person,
I don't want to be the only woman in the room,
I want there to be a whole crew of women.
We can help them by giving them money, by introducing them
to other people like them and people who are in power.
We need more women executives,
we need more women producers, we need more women at the top
because that's how we're gonna have more women hired.
I am very concerned being a young actress
that I'm only going to be placed in a place of young romantic,
and I want to act till I'm 80
and that's not gonna be my role then necessarily.
Women are strong, women have a great point of view
and you want it to represent your world,
So the first thing you do is hire them
and make sure that you have a safe, healthy work space
where everyone can thrive.
We're going to have more interesting, diverse,
representations of women in front of the camera,
once we have more interesting and diverse representations
of women behind the camera.
I think women encounter many challenges making film.
We all need to believe in our abilities, our visions
and our voices.
By putting women's stories on a equal footing
with anyone else's story.
If we don't have diversity in film making
we'll just be hearing a single story and those stories start
to get really old and tired and we need new stories.
My favorite directors have been women
so we can hire them,
we can make sure that they are in charge
of their own stories, that we're not co-opting them
and especially women of color and trans women.
Continue encouraging people to tell their stories,
let them know how special they are, even though
there's a ton of stories out there
that have already been told, yours hasn't.
We can give them money to make movies
so they can tell their stories.
Hire more women.
Hire them, it's what you can do.