Director Patricia Riggen, Image courtesy of Gems Miami International Film Festival
A grassroots movement among female directors has quickly taken hold, with dozens of female directors taking to Twitter to post images of themselves on set with the hashtag #FemaleFilmmakerFriday.
The female directors would include Ava DuVernay, who tweeted under an image of her on the set of Wrinkle In Time, “We are a small but mighty tribe,” and veteran TV drama director Lesli Linka Glatter, on the set of Homeland, who said, “It shouldn’t be harder for our daughters to direct than for our sons, it should be an equal playing field.”
The idea for the campaign came from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator/executive producer Aline Brosh McKenna who made her directorial debut helming episodes of the praised CW musical comedy series.
NALIP and its members have taken advantage of the hashtag as well to highlight Latina filmmakers. Check out some of their posts below!
NALIP highlighted Rebecca Murga, a writer/director and NALIP #WeAreInclusion profile. She directed an HBO short film "One Halloween", a project she was able to create thanks to NALIP's 2015 Latino Lens Incubator.
Janicza Bravo is a writer/director and recipient of the Latinx Filmmaker of the Year Award at the 2017 Latino Media Fest. Here she talks about her time directing a episode of HBO's Divorce, staring Sarah Jessica Parker.
Gina Rodriguez is an actress known for her role in the CW's Jane the Virgin. Gina can now add director to her list of credits, as she directed an episode of the very show she stars on. Gina was awarded the NALIP Lupe award back in 2013 and we're excited to see her further advance in her career.
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Follow NALIP on twitter @NALIP_org for more posts celebrating female filmmakers.