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Females In Entertainment: Wonder Woman is One Super Step in the Right Direction in the Quest for Female-Driven Movies


Wonder Woman is doing more than just Wonderful at the Box Office. It's another testament to the fact that women-directed, women-centric movies can make money from both male and females for the producers. CNN takes a good look at the power of this Patty Jenkins-directed superhero flick, but also asks a very important question. Where are movies about real women, like Vera Atkins, a World War II spy, or Harriet Tubman, for example? Hidden Figures didn't hide the fact that is was a true story about women, and look how well that did. Hoping Hollywood hears the call for more female-oriented movies based on true stories. And if not Hollywood independents should realize the need for and success from what women can bring to the camera, both in front of and behind them. Read full CNN article here: http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/02/opinions/wonder-woman-you-call-this-feminism-beale/index.html


#FemalesinEntertainment: Sofia Coppola Wins Director's Prize at Cannes; Only Second Woman To Do So

Sofia Coppola is to be congratulated for winning this tremendous distinction. She took home the award for Best Director at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Only one other woman, the Russian director Yuliya Sointseva took it home in the festivals's 70 year history. Read:
http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2017/05/femalesinentertainment-sofia-coppola.html



View: We Do It Together Formed by Entertainment's Best and Brightest - Taking a Step Towards Representation and Equality For Females in Front of and Behind the Camera in Hollywood 

Should be called Finally It is Being Done?  
A group of notable, talented and high-powered women and men have come together, pooling their talents to form We Do It Together, a non-profit organization with the goal of financing and producing films, TV projects, documentaries and other media "dedicated to the empowerment of women."

In order to do this, the group will raise funds from various sources which will fund a production company to produce films and other media. Sources report that their first project will be announced at Canne in 2016.

Breaking: First Project Announced - Together Now

The Advisory Board for the non-profit is impressive, with women (and men) from both in front of and behind the camera. Here are just a few of the Board members noted so far in press:




From Midtown to Wall Street: Screenwriter Amy Fox 
Takes on The World of Investment Banking in Broad Street Pictures New Film, Equity


Interview: New York City's Amy Fox Pens New Script "Equity" for Broad Street Pictures About Women Bankers On Wall Street, Discusses How Interviews with Women She Knew Influenced Story and How Hollywood Needs More Women


"I literally Googled, What is a stock?" - Amy Fox


Amy Fox’s screenplay, Heights, based on her original play, was made into a major motion picture starring Glenn Close, Elizabeth Banks and James Marsden when she was in her early twenties. It was one of those rare success stories, and really, dream, of any aspiring writer:  write a play, watch it come alive on a stage, have it reviewed by the New York Times and then have a producer call you up to write a screenplay. Yes, this was Amy's story and her dream, so she started her resume listing a movie produced by Merchant Ivory Productions with an Academy Award-nominated/Emmy-winning actress in it. Click here for full article:
http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2015/08/from-midtown-to-wall-street.html


Broad Street Pictures Alysia Reiner & Sarah Megan Thomas' Movie Equity in Pre Production: Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn to Play Lead, Meera Menon to Direct


Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas
in pre-production for Equity
Alysia Reiner (Orange is the New Black) and Sarah Megan Thomas (Backwards Movie) are two very busy ladies theses days. Having launched the movie production company Broad Street Pictures, they are currently in pre-production for their first movie, Equity.

Equity is the first movie that features women who work on the very competitive and cutthroat Wall Street and the lives they lead.  It's loosely based on a book but written with the input of major female NYC bankers.
Move over Charlie Sheen "Noami's" come to town!       
To read full article click here:
http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2015/07/broad-street-pictures-alysia-reiner.html

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