On Saturday, July 21st, 2022, a powerful collection of female filmmakers got together to discuss their careers, latest projects, and experience in the film industry to an excited crowd of con-goers and supporters of parity in the entertainment industry. You can see it here:
“Each one Teach One” is an expression women in film know well. The best female filmmakers are overwhelmingly collaborative and inclusive, knowing that representation not only matters, it makes projects better in production and when they reach the screen. Women in film also know in addition to directing, producing, writing, and even show running their projects allows their visions to stay intact and their voices to be heard. These women are building stellar reputations and becoming more and more in demand, which also helps aspiring female filmmakers to get hired and rise in stature. At the 7th annual Women Rocking Hollywood panel, the first Saudi Arabian female filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour (writer/director, Wadjda, director, Tales of the Walking Dead), Hanelle M. Culpepper (executive producer/director Anansi Boys, executive producer/director, Star Trek: Picard), Martina Mossell Lee (associate producer/director, All Rise, director, Black Boy Joy) Shaz Bennett (show runner/director Queen Sugar, executive producer Sovereign) and Andria Wilson Mirza (director, WIF’s ReFrame) discussed their latest projects and the many ways women are making space for diverse voices and points of view across all platforms. Moderated by Leslie Combemale (senior contributor, Alliance of Women Film Journalists, founder, Women Rocking Hollywood).